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Nuun to Hydrate Ragnar Relay Series

Nuun is proud to announce that we are the official hydration sponsor for the Ragnar Relay Series!

Nuun Ragnar Relay Series Partnership Announcement

What does being the official hydration sponsor mean? 

It means that Nuun will be served on course at all Ragnar Relays through 2014. It means that Ragnarians will get special hydration information as well as offers from us. And it also means that Nuun will be at every race running and hydrating the masses.

Want to get involved?

There are 3 different ways you can run with Nuun and Ragnar this year.

1. Win a FREE Entry to the Florida Keys 2014 Relay

In celebration of this new partnership we’re co-hosting a national contest along with Ragnar Relay Series.

Running enthusiasts can enter on Facebook for a chance to win a free team for the ever popular and quick-to-sell-out 2014 Ragnar Relay Florida Keys!

To enter ‘like’ both Ragnar Relay Series and Nuun on Facebook and enter to win here.

2. Get Your Team Sponsored by Nuun

As the official hydration sponsor we have a responsibility to make sure that you stay hydrated during your Ragnar Relay Series adventure, so we’ll be on course serving Nuun at Major Exchange 6 and the Finish Line.

But we’re also giving away a Nuun Team Hydration Kit to the first 3 teams to register for each 2013 race at www.ragnarrelay.com who enter the promo code teamnuun at checkout!

After your registration goes through you’ll be contacted by Nuun as your Relay approaches to coordinate receipt of your hydration kit. And don’t forget the promo code cannot be applied to existing teams and may not be combined with any additional promotions!

 

3. Stay Tuned to Run With Nuun

You’ve seen Nuun bring people together to relay before, and we’re ready to do it again! Stay tuned for more information on how to apply to join one of our teams or win one of your own. We have lots of exciting plans for each race in store.

Nike Women’s Marathon

 

Earlier this year we excitedly announced a new partnership with the Nike Women’s Marathon. We are so proud to be the official hydration sponsor for NWM 2012, NWM DC 2013, and NWM SFO 2013!

We had been counting down and planning logistics for quite a while,  but two weeks ago it was finally race week so we packed up and hit the road for what we were hoping would be the most successful hydration operation yet. We send a full Nuun crew to San Francisco to make sure everything went off without a hitch, including setting up a premium hydration station to showcase what we’re all about (hint: hydration).

Our goals were threefold:

1. Make sure every runner toed the start line hydrated.

2. Educate about the benefits and how to’s of proper hydration.

3. Help everyone adhere to Race Rule #1 – don’t try anything new on race day – by sampling the flavors that runners would see on course at every hydration stop race day (Tri-Berry & Lemon Lime).

In every sense the event was an amazing success, from the upscale Expotique where runners could hydrate, try out the latest Nike fashions, try a new hairstyle, or fuel up with healthy snacks, to the awesome packet bags with fancy circular bibs, to the scenic course with Nuun (about) every mile to boot!

We can’t wait to help Nike kick off their first Washington, DC event this April. Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page to learn how you can apply for a FREE GUARANTEED ENTRY!

 

Training Peaks Loves Nuun

Training Peaks knows just as well as anyone that training and racing in hot weather is tough. As the temperatures soar many challenges arise, but one of the most serious ones that an athlete can face is dehydration. Raised heart rate, cramping, and hitting a wall are some of the first signs of dehydration to be aware of, but once symptoms begin there are less ways to effectively combat them. Stay ahead of your hydration plan with these tips!

From the Training Peaks Blog:

Most of us have been there. You’re in the middle of a race and feeling great. Suddenly, and seemingly without notice, you hit the wall. You go from hero to zero in seconds. If the source of your bonk is a nutrition deficit, you can usually recover with time and patience. You slow down, relax, take in some calories, drink plenty of fluid and continue once the veil of darkness has lifted. 

If your bonk is an electrolyte and hydration shortage, however, you may be in more serious trouble. Meredith Terranova, a Registered Dietician in Austin, Texas, cautions: “If you are severely dehydrated and lacking electrolytes, you may suffer extreme consequences including heat-related issues, seizures and even kidney failure.” She refers to a severe hydration and electrolyte deficit as “the showstopper” since it can quickly put an end to your race.

Read more about how to combat dehydration – including drinking Nuun – here. 

AfterNuun Delight Team Announcement

This year Nuun’s Hood to Coast theme is AfterNuun Delight, and we’re happy to finally announce the 3 teams that will represent us out on the course: Morning, Noon, and Night! Each team is made up of a van driver, at least one Nuun employee, and 5 other ladies that will spread hydration love from Mount Hood to the Oregon Coast.

We’re getting close to the start of the journey, so wish our ladies luck!

You can check out the legs they’ll be facing on the Hood to Coast website.

 

Team Morning: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1

Tricia – Tricia Minnick: Legs 1, 13, 25

Corey – Schnoodles of Fun: Legs 2, 14, 26

Stephanie – Epicurious Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27

Jess – Blonde Ponytail: Legs 4, 16, 28

Caitlin – Nuun Employee: Legs 5, 17, 29

Ricole Runs – Ricole Runs: Legs 6, 18, 30

 

Van 2

Erin – Nuun Employee: Legs 7, 19, 31

Elizabeth – Running For Bling: Legs 8, 20, 32

Dorothy – Mile Posts: Legs 9, 21, 33

Amanda  – Runninghood: Legs 10, 22, 34

Jennifer – The Fit Fork: Legs 11, 23, 35

XLMIC – Taking It On: Legs 12, 24, 36

 

Team Noon: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1

Kelly – According to Kelly: Legs 1, 13, 25

Laura – Nuun Employee: Legs 2, 14, 26

Laura– Camping Out In America: Legs 3, 15, 27

Jocelyn – Enthusiastic Runner: Legs 4, 16, 28

Sarah – Once Upon a (L)ime: Legs 5, 17, 29

Molly – Mollyberries’ Hodge Podge: Legs 6, 18, 30

 

Van 2

Tonia – Racing With Babes: Legs 7, 19, 31

Kim – Nuun Employee: Legs 8, 20, 32

Tiffany – Heavy Medal: Legs 9, 21, 33

Zoe – Nuun Employee: Legs 10, 22, 34

Jessica – Pace of Me: Legs 11, 23, 35

Lindsay – Lindsay On The Go: Legs 12, 24, 36

 

Team Night: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1

Caroline – Canadian Runner in Exile: Legs 1, 13, 25

Lauren – Health on the Run: Legs 2, 14, 26

Vanessa – Gourmet Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27

Shanna – Smack! Media, Nuun Partner: Legs 4, 16, 28

Susan – Nurse on the Run: Legs 5, 17, 29

Robyn  – run pretty run fast: Legs 6, 18, 30

 

Van 2

Emily – Sweat Once a Day: Legs 7, 19, 31

Katie – Katie RUNS This: Legs 8, 20, 32

Sarah – Running Starfish: Legs 9, 21, 33

Harmony – Keep on Keeping On: Legs 10, 22, 34

Megan – Nuun Employee: Legs 11, 23, 35

Kelsey – The Go Girl Blog: Legs 12, 24, 36

 

Alternates

Andrea Ste Marie – The MF Dre

Jess McMullin – Run with Jess

Katie McFarland – mom’s little running buddy

Kayte McNulty – Long Legs on the Loose

Krissy Murphy – Shiawase Life

Meggie Smith – The Thinks I Can Think