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Running shoes? Check. Water? Check. Stretching exercises done? Check. ICE Running ID bracelet? Probably not.

When you set off for a run, it’s unlikely that you’re thinking about may happen if you have a medical emergency. For most people, going for a run is taken for granted as it's easy to forget that running stresses the body - after all, it's the reason we run in the first place. However, accidents can happen more often than you think.

Why wear a Running ID?

Imagine this scenario:

You’re out for a run and you suddenly trip on uneven paving. When you fall, you hit your head and you’re unconscious for a while. Paramedics arrive at the scene and try to ask you your name and age. Unfortunately, you’re still too dazed to communicate effectively. What do you do?

In cases like these, our ICE (In Case of Emergency) Running ID bracelets are useful for all types of runners, from beginners and hobbyists to regular marathon runners and professional athletes. Think about it: uneven pavement in urban areas, hidden rocks and holes in grassy areas – the possibilities of having an accident while out on a run is endless, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Let’s not forget the possible medical conditions that could cause you to have an accident or increase the severity of what could be a minor accident. If you, your loved one, child or other dependent is diabetic, or suffers from peanut allergyautism or epilepsy, then wearing some form of Medical Alert ID bracelet when they’re out for a run is vitally important. In the event of an accident, the running ID bracelet can notify first responders of who to contact on your behalf and outline any medical conditions you may have.

What does the Running ID do?

The ICE ID tags for active runners speak for you if you (as an injured runner) are unable to. This gives the paramedics all the vital information they need to make the right medical decisions and give you the correct treatment in the fastest possible time. Each Running ID tag can include up to six lines of information, including:

  • Full name
  • Town/ Postcode
  • NHS Number
  • 2 emergency numbers
  • Medical insurance number
  • Blood type
  • Any known allergies or conditions (e.g. having diabetes or an allergy to certain antibiotics)

There may come a time when you need the paramedics to make the right diagnosis and provide you with the best treatment possible, whether you are a runner that is diabetic, allergic to a specific antibiotic, or have a medical condition. At these times, wearing personal identification that can’t be dropped, lose signal, be broken in a fall, get stolen or left behind at home comes in handy. With our many styles and form factors, our Running ID bracelets are comfortable to wear and easy to integrate into your running routine.

Running to improve your health shouldn’t include the possibility of hindering immediate medical treatment.

Run smart, run with ICE ID.

See our full range of Sports ID bracelets here.

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