Before the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler, there was talk in the Team #runDisney group over on Facebook about getting light up arm bands for the race so we could all recognize each other. What a great idea for a night race! I looked at a few different brands and ended up going with Nite Beams.
I had never seen these before, so I ended up ordering them from a resale website I found a link to. The color and size selection was limited and I ended up getting red, which is not my favorite color. Little did I know there there is a wide variety of color choices and band types, which I found out when I saw the Nite Beams booth at the Health & Fitness Expo. I was so excited! Not only were there armbands, but wristbands, hats, rings and shoelaces…oh my! I ended up purchasing a green (my favorite color!) wristband and a fun LED ring, which fit perfectly over my ponytail for the race!
The fun thing about these products is that they not only light up, but they have 3 different modes you can set them on for either constant or flashing lights. Fun for the nighttime races!
Now I never expected to use these much after the race, well maybe for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, but I have been getting a lot of use out of them! Winter in the Northeast is no fun, especially when the sun doesn’t come up until after 7am and you need to get your morning runs in. Here’s where the Nite Beams come in handy! Last year I was a slave to the treadmill in the winter and I really don’t enjoy that. I didn’t feel that it was safe to go for a run while it was still dark, but these past few weeks I’ve decided to put the Nite Beams to the test and they work great! I feel very visible on the road.
And let me tell you, I’m so glad I decided to strap these bad boys on and go for a run yesterday morning because take a look at the breathtaking sunrise I would’ve missed.
So what’s the lesson here? Get Nite Beams to run in the dark so you can see awesome sunrises? Maybe… But really, they are about safety. Not all of us can train during the day, especially in the winter when daylight is at a minimum. These are a great way to help runners keep up with their training and stay safe in the dark!
If you are attending the Wine & Dine Half Marathon in a mere 2 weeks, make sure to visit the Nite Beams booth at the expo and join in on the festivities. They will be having various product specials, such as buy 4 LED rings, get 1 free and 2 armbands for $35 (normally $40). Oh and make sure to tell them Running at Disney sent ya! 🙂
So here is where the fun part comes in…you can win your own pair of Nite Beams armbands! What perfect timing with the Wine & Dine Half Marathon right around the corner. All you have to do is leave me a comment answering 2 simple questions: 1. What time of day do you like to train? and 2. What color and size Nite Beams armband do you want? You can find information on the colors and sizes here. It’s that easy!
You can earn an additional entry by tweeting this: “ I want to win a pair of Nite Beams armbands from @RunningAtDisney and @NiteBeams! http://wp.me/p2BltS-Qv” Then make sure to come back and leave an additional comment letting me know you tweeted.
I will be announcing the winner (hopefully you!) on Sunday in my Weekly Review, so make sure you get your entries in before then. Good luck and stay safe out there!