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a man running on a mountain trail

What Is Mountain Running? Tips, Equipment and More!

by: Bethany Million

What is mountain running? Does it mean running mountain trails? Is it a high-elevation race? Will a bear be chasing ...
runner taking break on road

Three Benefits of Running in Humid Weather

by: Bethany Million

Source: Dirima/Shutterstock.com Summer is fast approaching. While this time of year means pool days and fun in the su...
Running Around The World With Harvey Lewis

Running Around The World With Harvey Lewis

by: ROAD iD Staff

For the past 25 years, Harvey Lewis has been running around the world. Literally. Not only has Harvey completed runs ...

man running on side street

The ROAD iD Personal Safety App for Runners Anywhere in the World

by: Bethany Million

Staying safe while running alone is no easy task. It’s difficult, too, as there’s no easy way to escape the stress w...
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How to Protect Yourself While Running

by: Bethany Million

Source: Piyawat Nandeenopparit/Shutterstock.com If you are interested or just getting started running, it is importan...
How to Run in Hot Weather

How to Run in Hot Weather

by: Bethany Million

Source: Dudarev Mikhail/Shutterstock.com Summer is once again around the corner. For anyone who likes to exercise out...

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

by: ROAD iD Staff

Meet four women who are inspiring and empowering future generations.
How ROAD iD Made my Social Media Dreams Come True

How ROAD iD Made my Social Media Dreams Come True

by: Kara Foxx

The internet is an amazing and strange place. Through the world wide web, I can video chat with a friend on a differe...
American Heart Month: How Heart-Healthy Habits Changed my Life

American Heart Month: How Heart-Healthy Habits Changed my Life

by: Almetria Turner

Almetria Turner is a Memphis-based wellness coach, full-spectrum birth, postpartum and end of life doula, recipe deve...

Meet Black Girls RUN! CEO Jay Ell Alexander

Meet Black Girls RUN! CEO Jay Ell Alexander

by: ROAD iD Staff

When 23-year-old Jay Ell Alexander found out that she had high blood pressure, she knew it was time to make a change....
The Ultimate Running App for Your Long Runs

The Ultimate Running App for Your Long Runs

by: ROAD iD Staff

While there’s nothing quite as comforting as getting up and going for a run, it poses dangers to runners who enjoy g...
couple running in snow

How to Dress for Winter Running

by: ROAD iD Staff

Source: Dusan Petkovic/Shutterstock There’s nothing quite as great as a winter run. But that doesn’t mean it’s as car...

10 Useful Tips for Running in the Cold

10 Useful Tips for Running in the Cold

by: ROAD iD Staff

With winter approaching, you’ve probably noticed your runs getting a little chillier. You transitioned from short sl...
two people running up a mountainside

9 Essentials You Need While Mountain Running

by: ROAD iD Staff

Source: dolomite-summits/Shutterstock Have you been interested in mountain running? Want to start tackling mountain t...
15 Pro Tips on How to Run Long Distance

15 Pro Tips on How to Run Long Distance

by: ROAD iD Staff

Whether you’re a brand new runner or someone looking to get into running, you’re probably wondering how to run long ...

Survivor Stories

Survivor Stories

by: ROAD iD Staff

  Three ROAD iD customers share their stories about cancer diagnosis and the empowering reminders that helped them a...
a person running through the snow in a forrest

8 Must-Have Winter Running Safety Gear

by: ROAD iD Staff

Source: Sogodel Vlad/Shutterstock As winter approaches, now comes the time to prepare for those dreaded winter runs. ...
Safety Tips for Running Alone

9 Safety Tips for Running Alone

by: ROAD iD Staff

Source: Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock Running alone is a wonderful thing. It allows you to set your own pace and go you...

The Running Safety App Everyone Needs

The Running Safety App Everyone Needs on Their Runs

by: ROAD iD Staff

Source: LDProd/Shutterstock Don’t take your chances on your next run. Nearly 80 percent of women have reported being ...
20 Questions About Badwater 135 with Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis

20 Questions About Badwater 135 with Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis

by: Harvey Lewis

"A couple days after Badwater this year I made a post on Facebook asking people what questions they had. These w...
Recipe: Summer Smoothies with ROAD iD Ambassador Almetria Turner

Recipe: Summer Smoothies with ROAD iD Ambassador Almetria Turner

by: Almetria Turner

Almetria Turner is a Memphis-based wellness coach, full spectrum doula, food and fitness blogger, marathoner, regist...

man jogging during sunrise

Safety Tips: Don't Walk or Run Outdoors Unless You Have a Medical Alert Bracelet

by: ROAD iD Staff

Getting outside is a great thing. After being cooped up inside working all day, you just want to get out for a breat...
5 Great Pet ID Tags and What to Put on Them Second Edition

5 Great Pet ID Tags and What to Put on Them Second Edition

by: Michael Trimpe

You're here, so I'm guessing you've either adopted a new member of the family, or the old dog tag has dis...
Summer Solstice: Adventure with Nicole

Summer Solstice: Adventure with Nicole

by: ROAD iD Staff

To celebrate the Solstice, Nicole is embarking on a quintessential Hawaiian beach adventure. She'll be spending t...

Summer Solstice: Adventure with Eric

Summer Solstice: Adventure with Eric

by: ROAD iD Staff

Eric is tackling a new trail for the first day of Summer. Join his journey on Utah's Horsetail Falls trail by fol...
Summer Solstice: Adventure with Royce

Summer Solstice: Adventure with Royce

by: ROAD iD Staff

To ring in the first weekend of Summer, Royce is in New York for a lineup of epic outdoor activities— from sailing, f...
History of the ROAD iD FIXX Dog Tag

The All-True Story Behind the FIXX ID Dog Tag

by: Michelle Taute

If you’re a long-time ROAD iD fan, you’re probably familiar with the FIXX ID Dog Tag. It’s our first-born.  Here’s th...

Team ROAD iD Ambassador Feature: Charlotte Culver

Team ROAD iD Ambassador Feature: Charlotte Culver

by: ROAD iD Staff

Hi Charlotte! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?  I’m a multidisciplinary cyclist based in Australia. I train and ...
Throwback: ROAD iD Rides with Bob Roll

Throwback: ROAD iD Rides with Bob Roll

by: ROAD iD Staff

About a decade ago, we packed up the van and met up with some of our favorite cyclists to shoot a series of ROAD iD c...
Team ROAD iD Ambassador Feature: Jeff B.

Team ROAD iD Ambassador Feature: Jeff B.

by: ROAD iD Staff

Hi Jeff! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I'm a fiercely proud dad of four kids and the Earth's most for...

Photo Gallery: Memorable ID Engravings

Photo Gallery: Memorable ID Engravings

by: ROAD iD Staff

One of our favorite parts of the ID engraving process is seeing what short phrases inspire, motivate, or just make yo...

When it Matters Most: Mother and Daughter Reunited With ROAD iD

by: ROAD iD Staff

Marnie shared her story with us in a voicemail, and she has graciously allowed us to share it with you.

The ER Nurse Quickly Accessed all of Ken's Medical History

by: ROAD iD Staff

Fifty-three-year-old Ken Ahlbrand of Indianapolis has a rewarding job and good friends.  When he is not working, he e...

2017 Hincapie Gran Fondo: Hills, Celebrities, Cyclists, Chefs, and More Hills

by: Edward Wimmer

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to participate in my first Hincapie Gran Fondo! ROAD iD CEO and co-founder, ...
child pointing muddy feet

6 Safety Tips for Your Child with Special Needs This Summer

by: ROAD iD Staff

Source: Purino/Shutterstock As a parent of a child with special needs, you know the sort of preparation that is neede...
Hiker enjoying mountain scenery

Your Safety Guide to Outdoor Exercise

by: ROAD iD Staff

There’s nothing like a day spent outside. Outdoor exercise is great for the body, mind and soul, but it’s not withou...

Motherly Musings: Meet the Athlete Moms on Team ROAD iD

Motherly Musings: Meet the Athlete Moms on Team ROAD iD

by: ROAD iD Staff

Moms are the best. They were the ones who cut the crust off your sandwiches, picked you up after soccer practice, and...
Recipe: Double Chocolate Brownies - Vegan & Gluten Free

Recipe: Double Chocolate Brownies - Vegan & Gluten Free

by: Debbie Woodruff

Coach Debbie is a Team ROAD iD Ambassador, serial Marathoner, and a next-level recipe developer. When it comes to swe...
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Marathon Running: Essential Gear, Training Tips and More

by: ROAD iD Staff

Running a marathon is a feat that many people hope to undertake someday. Marathon running is seen as a valorized spo...

man running snow trail

Your Winter Running Gear Guide

by: ROAD iD Staff

Who says road and trail jogs are off limits just because it’s freezing out? Not us! In fact, we find winter to be on...
The Complete Guide to Cycling Safety

The Complete Guide to Cycling Safety

by: ROAD iD Staff

Is there any sport more rewarding than cycling? It’s hard to deny the thrill of hopping in the saddle, cranking out ...

My ROAD iD Story: Ali and Ethan

by: ROAD iD Staff


On a Bicycle Built for Two: Tips for Tandem Cycling

On a Bicycle Built for Two: Tips for Tandem Cycling

by: ROAD iD Staff

We asked two tandem enthusiasts to share tips for successfully commuting and communicating on a two-seater.
When I Needed It, ROAD iD Was There for Me

When I Needed It, ROAD iD Was There for Me

by: Scott A

I’ve been wearing ROAD iD since I started cycling about six or seven years ago. I always wondered what would happen i...
Looking For a Running Buddy? The #RunChat Community Is For You

Looking For a Running Buddy? The #RunChat Community Is For You

by: ROAD iD Staff

Ready to make a bunch of new running friends? Read on to find out how! 

100 Songs to Get You Pumped Up and Motivated

100 Songs to Get You Pumped Up and Motivated

by: ROAD iD Staff

We asked ROAD iD's Instagram and Twitter followers to name one song that makes them feel energized, motivated, an...
Cycling Safety: Tips for Two-Wheeled Adventures

Cycling Safety: Tips for Two-Wheeled Adventures

by: Kelly Conklin

Riding bikes is surging in popularity. With a bit more free time on our hands, we are hitting the roads and trails wi...
Ambassador Feature: Meet Nora Turner

Ambassador Feature: Meet Nora Turner

by: ROAD iD Staff

Nora is ROAD iD Ambassador and cyclist living in Vienna, Austria. She first started cycling a few years ago and hasn’...

My ROAD iD Story: Wendy the Motorcycle Mechanic

My ROAD iD Story: Wendy the Motorcycle Mechanic

by: Wendy Crockett

I'm happy to be part of a multi-generational family of ROAD iD enthusiasts, and you'll find me wearing my ROA...
5 Ways to Stay Sane While You're Stuck at Home

5 Ways to Stay Sane While You're Stuck at Home

by: ROAD iD Staff

We'll always opt for the outdoors whenever possible, but sometimes it's not on the table. If you're feeli...

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