SALT CITY STRIDERS
The Unknown runner
It is sad, but true, that everytime we go out for a run there is a risk involved. Runners have been hit by bicycles, run over by cars, chased by dogs, and even devoured by mountain lions (not locally, thank goodness). Almost all of us have slipped and fell when it is muddy or icy outside.
Unfortunately, every now and then an injured runner can be seriously injured and incapacitated to the extent that he or she may not be conscience or coherent and cannot identify themselves to emergency medical personnel.
For this reason we should always carry ID with us when we run. I know I have been guilty of not doing this in the past (haven't we all) , but it seems like in the last year or two I have heard of so many accidents that I am beginning to see the importance of it.
One nice ID a friend of mine purchased thru Runner's World can be attached to your shoelace. It can be purchased at ROADID.COM or by calling 800-345-6336. Also, some of the area running and sporting goods stores either carry them or can order them for you. I have on occasion grabbed my old army dog tags and wore them. Some people put laundry tags on their running shirts or use permanent markers on their old running Tshirts. If nothing else, simply grab one of those free labels you're always getting in the mail with your name and address on them and stick it in your running shorts pocket! If you have a medical condition or wear contact lenses the information you carry with you may be especially important, but you should also carry ID because of the importance of notifying your family as soon as possible.