The One Month Countdown Begins {and a giveaway!!}

You guys…I’m running a marathon in a month!!

It's really gonna happen!

It’s really gonna happen!

It’s so crazy; even after months of training I still can’t believe I’m doing this!

So, because this is the last month and I’m beyond excited about this, I’ll be doing a couple of giveaways to get the party started leading up to March 1st–THE BIG DAY!

One of my favorite products I’ve purchased have been my Road ID bracelets. The first one I bought is the the Wrist ID Slim. This bracelet is a silicone stretchy band and the ID allows for 5 lines of information.

I ended up ordering a too small size so when I went to the website to order just the bracelet in a bigger size (you can interchange the bracelet and use the same ID–a really cool feature!), I decided to go with the Wrist ID Sport. I like that the Sport is hydrophilic–good with water–and considering I sweat like a horse when I run, this was a definite plus. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all.

This bracelet allows for six lines of information on the ID plate. I like that you can include a quote if you want. Mine is my running mantra, “My race. My pace.”


There are so many cool colors to choose from too; of course I went with purple 🙂

The Road ID is probably the #1 running accessory I recommend to people. You never know what can happen where ever you might be. If you’re biking, swimming, running, hiking, or just going out for a walk, this simple bracelet could be extremely helpful in an emergency situation.

Another reason Road ID is so awesome is that it’s implemented a new new mobile app which is meant to supplement the physical Road ID wrist band. It allows your friends and family to track your running, cycling, hiking, walking and basically any outdoor adventures in real time and has a stationary alert system. How cool is that??

So, because I’m super pumped about my upcoming marathon and because I love my own Road ID, I’m giving away $35 of credit to use towards YOUR OWN ROAD ID. Yes, whatever you want from their website!! They have other products too besides bracelets–take a tour and look around! What would you do with $35?? 😀

71492_10151492271965903_2075814686_a The not-so-fine-print:

To enter, leave a comment telling me what color you’d want your Road ID bracelet (if that’s what you’d choose) and what your favorite running inspirational quote is. Giveaway ends Friday, February 7th midnight Central time. Winner will be announced that morning.

Start here—->a Rafflecopter giveaway

To increase your chances:

1. Like Helly On The Run and Road ID on Facebook
2. Follow me on Twitter @ hellyontherun
3. Follow me on Instagram @ hellyontherun

Thank you all so much for your encouragement during my journey. I’m still celebrating my sub 2 hour 1/2 marathon and am so looking forward to my first full marathon. I’m glad you’re with me for the ride! : )


49 responses

  1. I’ve always wanted to get one of the Road ID bracelets because my wife worries about me every time I run. I want to have one just in case something does happen to me while running, I’d have my emergency contact info. I as well like the the wrist ID sport edition. I would like to get in blue, since that’s my favorite color.

    My favorite inspirational quote is quite lengthy, but it really came to heart for me. “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.” – Steve Prefontaine

    Keep up the great work Helly!

  2. 1 month ahhhh!!!! SO excited for you girl! As someone who is many months away from her marathon I will be living vicariously through you for the next month 🙂 and purple…def purple. “celebrate finish lines not finish times”

  3. I’d get a pink bracelet first 🙂 Ahh there are so many quotes I love for running…I really like “The moment when you want to quit is the moment you need to keep pushing” – a great reminder for tough races & workouts.
    This next month is going to fly by for you. Enjoy your last big runs before the taper starts!

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  5. You got this marathon!!!
    I’d like green on my RoadID – my fav color!
    Quote? Recently one of my elite friends said his coach told him right before a race to “leave your comfort zone”. I thought that was pretty good!

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  7. Good luck with your marathon training! I’ve never thought of myself as enough of a “real” runner to need something like a RoadID (I’m usually not running alone, nor am I doing epic long runs that take me far from home..!) BUT, then I thought about how I was just in Las Vegas last month and how something like a RoadID could be critical if I was out running and something happened to me. So, with that in mind, if I won I think I would get the SlimID with a green wristband. 🙂

  8. Awesome giveaway! It would have to be a toss up between the purple and the green!

    My favorite quote is from George Sheehan. I know the general idea and it’s always in my head when I run but I just looked up the exact quote to post here: “It’s very hard to understand in the beginning that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit.” That one speaks to me.

    And, also, to a lesser extent, this one (although I don’t know who said it): “At the end when your legs are tired and your arms are giving out, get angry. Get angry that you are tired and then hit it harder!” I take that one with a grain of salt, though, because sometimes your body is giving out and it’s OK to surrender. But, I use this one to power through those weak, “I don’t wanna. . . ” moments when I’m running.

  9. If I win I would get more shoe tags, I love the one I have but hate playing musical shoes with it! My running mantra for 2014 is courage! Good luck on your full!!!

  10. A Road ID is on my “wish/need” list! Something that I need to make a priority since I am a “lone” runner. I love the turquoise and I also like black. Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!

  11. Good luck with the marathon, I’ve always been too daunted by the prospect of a full marathon! I would definitely get the green road ID, and the quote would be “running isn’t a sport, it’s a relationship”

  12. Turquoise would go with my new shoes! My mantra is “don’t think, just run!” I have to practice, practice, practice that because I’m not very good at it 😉

  13. If I go with the slim I’d definitely get the aqua! If I go with the sport I’d get yellow.

    To be honest, I don’t really have a favorite running inspirational quote. I’m just beginning my running journey. Well, about to begin anyway.

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  15. For me it would be pink! I’m girly.

    And my favourite quote is “Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world.” I don’t think it would fit on a road id though! 🙂