A few months ago while vacationing in Georgia, I was running pre-dawn and had to cross the street. I don’t run with reflective gear, mainly because I go quite early around my neighborhood and rarely see cars.. And yes, this is a poor excuse. I know that, but I’ve been slack on this issue.
Anyway, this day, a car passed, slowed, and the girl driving yelled out “I can’t see you!” I knew she must be a runner who wanted me to know that, without reflectives on, I was not visible to motorists. So when Brilliant (R) Reflective paired with BibRave Pros to review their products, I opted in without hesitation.
You see, I knew at that point I needed to do something. Running without being visible is dangerous. While I don’t wear headphones so I can hear cars, I know there are times I may be in my own thoughts and not realize a car is coming. If they can’t see me AND I don’t know they are there, I become a target – and, honestly, I’m at fault.
I started looking up some options after that Georgia run. I don’t want a vest because I already wear a hydration vest, and I can’t stand running with a headlamp (I’ve tried).
I knew the Brilliant (R) Reflective opportunity would be great for me, and I love them! They are easy to use and don’t add bulk. I will be reviewing mine soon.
But first . . . .
THIS came out: A giveaway! In an effort to make runners (and others) more visible to drivers, Brilliant (R) Reflective is giving away sample packs of their stick on reflective gear! If you are getting ready to set up a 5K or you just want to keep those in your running, cycling or walking group safe, you could test these out.
To participate, you simply schedule an outdoor activity during which you can use the strips (for example, an early morning or late evening run would work!), fill out a request form, tell about the event and organization and how many packs you need . . . and then let them know how you will use these to make people aware of the importance of visibility on the run. Get information here.
The packs are free, and shipping fees are only $11 per 100 packs. Upon filling out your request, the company expects to ship within 4 weeks. Quantities ARE limited, so get in those requests soon!
Again, I absolutely love my reflective strips. I’ve tried the stick on, which is what is provided for the giveaway; next, I’m trying the iron on so I can see how they do in the wash and with active use.
Enjoy! If you do get some and use them, please let me know!