Gear Review and GIVEAWAY: GO Sport ID Band!

29 Jul

A few weeks ago I heard about a special promotion that GO Sport ID was having to get the word out about their new product! Always wanting to be hip to the new latest thing, I quickly signed on and requested my new ID wristband.

The timing for this product was absolutely perfect! I had been wanting a sport ID bracelet for a long time, but never really got around to ordering one. After becoming pregnant, I realize that it is so important to take my and my child’s safety more seriously. On my rides or runs, I often find myself considerable distances from my home or car and it is good to know that IF anything were to ever happen to me (and, of course, I hope it doesn’t) that someone would be able to identify me and contact the emergency numbers on my band quickly.

There are several sport ID bands on the market, but I really feel like the GO Sport ID band is the ideal product for me and fits my needs perfectly.

GO Sport ID Bands


Here is what I like about it…

THE BAND. My particular GO Sport ID band is made of silicone, similar to the awareness bracelets that are so popular. I love that it doesn’t hold sweat and that if it gets anything on it, I can wash it off with a little soap and water. Easy, clean, and sanitary!

THE ID PLATE. The titanium ID plate, measuring at 1.5” x 1” has plenty of room to put all of your emergency information. On the front, it is customized with three lines of text…one for your name and two lines for your personal motto. One of the goals of the GO Sport ID band is to help you “push the finish line” by showing a message that helps you prepare physically and mentally for success. For my band, I chose the quote, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” I wanted to remind myself that, most times, pain is a state of mind that we are all able to push through, if we choose to. The back of the plate, the side against the wrist, has four lines of customizable text. I chose to put my husband’s name, his phone number, my mother’s name, and her phone number.

Easy to read and holds a lot of text.


THE WEIGHT. The silicone of the band and the lightness of the titanium make this band super light. Altogether, it only weighs 13g (0.5oz)!


THE COLORED BANDS. Unlike other sport ID bands, this one has interchangeable colored bands (purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and black)! I love this feature as I like to change the colors to match outfits or show support for certain events. For example, you could color coordinate with your favorite sports team or show support for a particular charity (like using the yellow for a LiveStrong event or the pink for a Race for the Cure). I realize that the changeable bands aren’t completely necessary for the inherent safety of the band, but it is a nice added bonus. Plus, for someone who gets frustrated easily with things like changing watchbands, changing out the band on the GO Sport ID band is REALLY simple and takes only seconds.

Bands are EASY to switch out!


Changed to red to match my swimsuit for Saturday!


THE SAFETY FACTOR. I like knowing that should something happen to me, a good Samaritan or First Responder could quickly access my name and emergency contact information. As I mentioned before, knowing that me and my baby could get help quickly and efficiently if needed gives me peace of mind.

GO Sport ID officially launches their product line next month, but they want to give YOU the opportunity win one! C’mon, you know you want one!

Here are the ways you can enter. Feel free to do as many or as few as you wish! You get one entry per task. Leave me a separate comment for each one that you do! The contest officially closes at 5:00PM CST on Thursday, August 4th, with the winner being announced the following morning!

  • Follow @GOSportID on Twitter
  • “Like” the GO Sport ID facebook page
  • Leave a message on the GO Sport ID facebook page telling them why you would like to win! (Be sure and mention that you got there from katieRUNSthis.com!)
  • Leave me a comment below with what your personal motto is!
  • Follow @katieRUNSthis on Twitter
  • Tweet about the contest! (Be sure to mention @katieRUNSthis and @GOSportID and this link –> http://wp.me/p1uIlA-j6)
  • Mention the giveaway on your blog. (Don’t forget to leave me the link to your blog so I can come by and check it out!)

And it would be cool if you decided to subscribe to katieRUNSthis, but you don’t have to. But, if you do, I’ll add you to my list of super awesome people that I like…which, I might add, is a pretty prestigious list to be on.

What are you waiting for? Get started on your entries! GO GO GO!

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108 Responses to “Gear Review and GIVEAWAY: GO Sport ID Band!”

  1. Liz Glomb July 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM #

    Well Even though I never win anything, I thought I would give it a shot. I loved the review of the Go Sport ID so I’m excited for the opportunity to win one.

    My personal motto is “dream big”. Short but to the point and I try to live my life like that every day.

    Thanks for another great post Katie. I love your blog.

  2. Christina July 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM #

    I added them to my Twitter! (Stylish1z) 🙂

  3. Lynn Weber (@lsmaxx21) July 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM #

    I’ve been following GoSportID on twitter for a while…but still need to get one!!

  4. Lynn Weber (@lsmaxx21) July 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM #

    Like them on Facebook as well…

  5. Lynn Weber (@lsmaxx21) July 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

    Following you on twitter…

  6. Lynn Weber (@lsmaxx21) July 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

    Tweeted about your givewaway.

  7. Lynn Weber (@lsmaxx21) July 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

    Commented on GoSPortID’s FB wall.

  8. Lynn Weber (@lsmaxx21) July 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM #

    I also subscribed (building my running blog favs) but i am still working on my motto…I suppose that’s the real reason I haven’t ordered one yet…so much pressure! =)

    http://learningcurvesblog.blogspot.com

  9. wannabeskinnyrunner July 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM #

    Liked GoSportID’s FB page!

  10. wannabeskinnyrunner July 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM #

    Followed @GoSportID on Twitter

  11. wannabeskinnyrunner July 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM #

    Posted on GoSportID’s FB page about why I want to win one!

  12. wannabeskinnyrunner July 29, 2011 at 10:13 AM #

    Tweeted about the giveaway @One_Thirty_Five!

  13. wannabeskinnyrunner July 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM #

    Followed you on twitter! 🙂 Love your blog BTW, so glad I “accidentally” found it.

  14. Kristyn G July 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM #

    my motto… quitting is not an option

  15. Kristyn G July 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM #

    I follow you on twitter (@KristynKG)

  16. wannabeskinnyrunner July 29, 2011 at 10:26 AM #

    My motto is pretty cliche but it’s “I won’t regret running, but I will regret not running”

  17. Liz Glomb July 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM #

    Oh I should say I did everything.. liking, following, tweeting, etc except for blogging bc I dont have a blog. so yeah…

  18. Samantha July 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM #

    I followed @GoSportID on twitter! (I’m already a subscriber to your blog btw). Awesome contest! I’ve always wanted one because I run at night a lot, especially in the summer.

  19. Samantha July 29, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    My personal motto: “Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible–not to have run away.” –Dag Hammarskjold

  20. Samantha July 29, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    I also “liked” the Go Sport ID facebook page!

  21. Samantha July 29, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    I just followed @katieRUNSthis on twitter!

  22. Samantha July 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM #

    I also “tweeted” the contest!

  23. Samantha July 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM #

    Oh, I forgot to put my name on twitter (lol)! Sorry, I did follow you and my name is: @chirimoya08.

  24. Jackie Borchardt July 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM #

    I follow you on Twitter!

  25. Jackie Borchardt July 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM #

    I liked GoSportID on Facebook. I love the silicone band – I sweat too much for any kind of fabric.

  26. Jackie Borchardt July 29, 2011 at 11:17 AM #

    And I love sharing my personal motto: Be bold in your actions; all life is an experiment. (paraphrased from Emerson, I believe.)

  27. breakfasttobed July 29, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

    safety is absurdly important when you’re running. you never know.

  28. Jason Morrison July 29, 2011 at 12:23 PM #

    Don’t really have a personal motto. Nothing official that is. I do have theme music. Does that count? Actually want to win this for my wife. She has started running like me and I want her to be safe and also have something that looks cool. This seems like a perfect match.

  29. megs July 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM #

    My running motto is “No excuses!” I really need to invest in an ID-type product since I live in a big city (known for its high crime rate) by myself – with my family and boyfriend living over 1,000 miles away. I’m trying to think of ways to feel safe, but this product sounds like it would be a great addition to my workout wardrobe!

  30. Kate @ NaturaStride July 29, 2011 at 1:46 PM #

    These are great – I seriously need to get one! My personal motto while racing is “The faster you run, the faster you’ll finish” haha 🙂 My personal motto in LIFE is “You can have the life you want.” Love that.

  31. Shelly in MI July 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM #

    Liked Go Sport ID On Facebook

  32. Shelly in MI July 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM #

    Following you on Twitter

  33. Shelly in MI July 29, 2011 at 2:21 PM #

    Following Go Sport ID on Twitter

  34. Dawn July 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM #

    fan on FB, left a message there about the contest. My motto….don’t be a baby, get out there and run(stems from a dream my running partner had where we were running and she clipped a fire hydrant and fell and I yelled at her GET UP DON’T BE A BABY).

    So like I asked on FB…what makes these better than RoadID? I’ve worn a RoadID of some sort for several years…why should I switch?

  35. Erica Martin July 29, 2011 at 3:34 PM #

    My motto is Phil 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengths me. It reminds me, when I’m running/swimming/biking, that if God can bring you to it, God will get you through it, just keep pushing!

  36. Belinda July 29, 2011 at 7:18 PM #

    Following you and GoSportID on Twitter. My motto: Never Quit I Committ!!!

  37. Rambling Heather July 30, 2011 at 7:32 AM #

    My motto: Phillipians 4:13 like Erica mentioned. I run with this verse on my hat. I can do all things through HIM!

  38. Rambling Heather July 30, 2011 at 7:32 AM #

    I follow you on twitter! @ramblingheather

  39. Rambling Heather July 30, 2011 at 7:33 AM #

    I follow GOSportID on twitter too!

  40. leslie@mommysgoingforarun July 31, 2011 at 12:11 AM #

    We’re twitter buds (@Mrs_Stamps)!

  41. leslie@mommysgoingforarun July 31, 2011 at 12:12 AM #

    I’m another Phil 4:13 person – I wear it while I race. Love to have it all the time when I run!

  42. Jamie July 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM #

    I “like” them on Facebook!

  43. Jamie July 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM #

    I also “follow” katieRUNSthis. This band would be great to win for my sister 🙂

  44. Jamie July 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM #

    My personal motto: “If you can’t do it right, at least make it look good!” Something I developed in junior high when I was a competitive tumbler. I had difficulty sticking my landings with both feet together….I would continue to rotate and have to step back to keep from falling. So I compensated with some model-esque arm poses and a great smile 🙂 One of the other girls waiting for her turn called me, “Fancy.” I’ll always remember that.

  45. Jamie July 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM #

    Just blogged about it!

    http://lookingupagain.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaway.html

  46. Jamie July 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM #

    Let them know what I’d like to win on Facebook. I love that green color…..but I’d get whichever one Sister wanted!

  47. ~K~ July 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM #

    i liked ’em on fb and said ya sent me

  48. ~K~ July 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM #

    i told ’em on fb why i wanna win

  49. ~K~ July 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM #

    personal motto? um, having to think about that. Until i come up with my own, i really liked your readers’ one that said” The faster you run, the faster you finish” That’s pretty good!

  50. Leticia Alvarez July 31, 2011 at 5:39 PM #

    Just the pavement and my will 🙂

  51. werrunners July 31, 2011 at 6:53 PM #

    I follow you and GoSportID on Twitter and I’m going to retweet your link! Thanks for sharing blog!

  52. Lindsey d. July 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

    I liked GoSportID’s FB page!

  53. Lindsey d. July 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    I’m following @GoSportsID on Twitter!

  54. Lindsey d. July 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

    I posted on Go Sports ID FB’s page about why I’d like to win.

  55. Lindsey d. July 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM #

    I already follow you, @KatieRunsThis, on Twitter!

  56. Lindsey d. July 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM #

    I tweeted about the contest!

  57. Lindsey d. July 31, 2011 at 8:13 PM #

    My personal motto? “Get ‘er done!”

    No? Still working on that one… 🙂

  58. Amanda LeBlanc July 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM #

    Following Go Sport ID on Twitter.

  59. Amanda LeBlanc July 31, 2011 at 9:04 PM #

    Left a messagon the Go Sport IT FB page (mentioning that you referred me).

  60. Amanda LeBlanc July 31, 2011 at 9:22 PM #

    Personal motto: Have a couple: “Go hard or go home.” “Because I can. Because I should.” “Just finish.”

  61. Amanda LeBlanc July 31, 2011 at 9:23 PM #

    I already follow you on Twitter :-).

  62. Amanda LeBlanc July 31, 2011 at 9:25 PM #

    Tweeted about this tonight!

  63. Amanda LeBlanc July 31, 2011 at 9:28 PM #

    O.K., just found a great new motto. This might become the ONE: “Clear your mind of can’t.”

  64. Shannon July 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM #

    My motto as I am training for my first ever race and beginning running: “”Even if you fall flat on your face·at least you are moving forward.” -Sue Luke

  65. Shannon July 31, 2011 at 10:05 PM #

    Just started following you on twitter!!

  66. Jenn August 1, 2011 at 6:56 AM #

    Been following you (and now GoSportsID) on twitter for awhile. And I posted about the contest on my blog (http://jenn.theblessingfamily.com/wp/). My personal motto is from Isaiah 40:31 – Those who trust in the Lord will run and not grow weary.

  67. Katie A. August 1, 2011 at 8:47 AM #

    I follow GoSportID on Twitter

  68. Katie A. August 1, 2011 at 8:48 AM #

    I like Go Sport ID on Facebook

  69. Katie A. August 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM #

    Post on Go Sport’s wall on FB.

  70. Katie A. August 1, 2011 at 8:51 AM #

    My personal motto is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!” Every time I’m struggling in a race, whether it be going up a hill or whatever, this is the motto that I constantly repeat and it gets me through it!

  71. Katie A. August 1, 2011 at 8:51 AM #

    I follow you on Twitter

  72. Katie A. August 1, 2011 at 8:54 AM #

    I tweeted about the contest 🙂

  73. deepsouthrunner August 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

    I follow Sport ID Band on Twitter!

  74. deepsouthrunner August 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

    I follow you on Twitter! (Readabook622)

  75. deepsouthrunner August 1, 2011 at 11:46 AM #

    My personal mottos are “Dig Deep” and “Go Hard or Go Home”

  76. deepsouthrunner August 1, 2011 at 11:47 AM #

    I mentioned your giveaway on my blog in this post: http://deepsouthrunner.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/there-is-more-to-life-than-increasing-its-speed/

    I am a fellow Louisianan! 🙂

  77. Reptar Roar August 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM #

    I’ve done most of these including seeing it in persona and they look pretty boss.

  78. Sarah W. August 1, 2011 at 3:18 PM #

    My mantra while I’m running – “Put one foot in front of the other, and just breathe.” Too long for a GoSportID, so when I get one I’ll put “just breathe.” 🙂

    Would love to win one. I liked GoSportID on Facebook and followed them on Twitter. I already follow you on Twitter! (Sew_Lil)

  79. Michelle August 1, 2011 at 3:40 PM #

    I personally love the motto, “Just keep swimming” Thinking about Dory singing this in Finding Nemo always makes me smile and brightens all of my runs.

  80. Michelle August 1, 2011 at 3:41 PM #

    I follow GO Sport on Twitter

  81. Michelle August 1, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

    And I follow you on Twitter

  82. Britni August 2, 2011 at 3:54 PM #

    Now Following GOSport on Twitter!

  83. Britni August 2, 2011 at 3:55 PM #

    Also following you on Twitter!

  84. Sarah S @RunningOnWords August 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM #

    I follow you on Twitter.

  85. Sarah S @RunningOnWords August 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM #

    My mantra is “do or do not, there is no try.”

  86. Scott August 3, 2011 at 9:43 AM #

    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!”

    • katieRUNSthis August 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

      I knew I could count on you for something EPIC like that. 🙂

  87. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:21 AM #

    I follow Go Sport Id on Twitter

  88. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:21 AM #

    I liked Go Sport Id on facebook

  89. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:22 AM #

    Posted on the go sport id facebook page 🙂

  90. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:22 AM #

    I follow you on twitter!

  91. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM #

    I tweeted about the contest!

  92. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM #

    My personal moto…this is a hard one cause it changes pretty often. Right now it is a toss up between “every damn day” and “do or do not, there is no try” (Yoda is a wise one!). Though after reading Kase’s (go sport id) blog the other day I am kinda feeling the motto “be better than the gap”

  93. Bambi August 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM #

    I blogged about the give away here http://www.lesspoundsmorelife.com/?p=699

  94. Meg @Livinginluling August 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM #

    I like Fo Sport

  95. Meg @Livinginluling August 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM #

    I follow go Sport on twitter

  96. Meg @Livinginluling August 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM #

    My personal motto comes from my 3yr old who told me one day whole we were riding in the car “when i get bigger, I’m gonna kick a dinosaur”
    So now when we are doing something tough like racing we say “kick that dinosaur”

  97. Meg @Livinginluling August 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM #

    I follow you on twitter

  98. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM #

    I follow you on Twitter!

  99. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM #

    I follow them on twitter, too!

  100. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM #

    I “like” them on facebook.

  101. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM #

    I wrote on their facebook wall!

  102. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM #

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  103. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM #

    I love your motto- it is great and I would highly consider using the same. it’d be great to look down and read that while instructing my spin classes. Sometimes its even harder to push through when you’re the one leading.
    Othere I like are:
    ~ No one ever drowned in sweat
    ~ The magic’s in believing
    ~ Teamwork makes the dreamwork
    ~ I RUN.

  104. rollerkoesterrun August 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM #

    Another good one: Its what i’m running for, not from.

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