It's always a good idea to carry some kind
of identification when you run, skate, or cycle,
especially when you are skating alone.
If you should happen to fall and perhaps
even be rendered unconscious, you would want
the people who find you to contact someone
close to you, and you would also want them
to know about your blood type, your allergies, and any special medical
problems you might have.
What to Print On Your ID Tag (Suggestions)
Your full name
Your blood type
Organ doner information
Your phone number
Your home address
Your club name
Here are some identification tags that can be worn
around your neck, your wrist, your ankle,
or attached to your boot laces or another part of your body or clothing.
ID Tag Suppliers
Stainless steel tags that can be engraved
on one or both sides with your personal and emergency information.
Tags are available in
shoelace, wrist, ankle, and neck models, and
the neck model is also available in 10 karat gold.
Prices are $20 USD for the shoe, wrist, and ankle model and
$25 to $200 USD for the necklace model (depending on the metal).
LOCATION: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky USA
COST: $20 to $200 USD
identification tags that come
in a kit that includes a soft laminated tag
and an ultra-fine Sharpie marker. The tags are blank forms
on which you can write in your name, phone number, emergency contact,
allergies, medications, blood type, and medical problems. Each
tag has a snap that can attached it to your
clothes, belt or boot laces and a clear laminated cover to protect it.
The price of one tag is less than $5 USD and you
can buy a package of 13 for less than $30 USD.
LOCATION: Houston, Texas USA
COST: Less than $4.00 USD
military-style dog tags that are usually
worn around the neck, but can be attached to your boot laces,
belt or clothing. Tags are available in stainless steel,
brass, copper, and aluminum.
Prices start at under $10 USD for a stainless steel tag plus
the cost of any accessories you want to buy. Accessories include
chains, rubber wrap-around "silencers", and miscellaneous
hardware such as hooks, rings, cables, etc.
LOCATION: Bullhead City, Arizona USA
PRICE: Less than $10 USD
Flat, single-sided aluminum tags that can be
printed with any color or black-and-white
image you want. Price is $4-$5 per
tag plus a $4 to $20 set-up fee, depending
on the type of artwork provided.
LOCATION: Fort Meyers, Florida USA
PRICE: $5 plus one-time setup fee (USD)