Ohio Ultra Trail RUNners or “OUTRUN” is a group of Northeastern Ohio trail runners who train for, compete in, and host Ultramarathons and other running events. The mission of the 200+ member group is to promote the passion for ultra running and provide a symbiotic relationship among the experienced, beginner, and aspiring ultra runners in the North East Ohio area and beyond.
As you can imagine, hydration is ultra important during ultra runs, and here at Nuun we’re happy to support every leg of their team.
In our most recent and inaugural event, the O24 which is a 24 hour trail run, a fun mascot appeared on the trails….a mannequin leg. The leg started to hide in various places like trees, dirt, near the campfire, and ultimately got picked up. She was given a timing chip and was carried by nearly every runner on the course for a total of 30 miles.
Since O24, she has traveled to various ultramarathons, 5k’s, and recently got discovered at the Cleveland Marathon where she helped raise the spirits of runners with the help of fellow Outrunner, Kirsten Pentek who gave the leg to the founder of Outrun & Nuun Ambassador, Zachary Johnson who carried her through the finish line cheered on by the crowds. Cleveland was extremely hot and she understands the importance of proper hydration, without a doubt, the leg is a Nuun supporter. You can find her at the Kettle Moraine 100 mile run and will also be at Mohican 100, Burning River 100, Oil Creek 100, and many others.
Hope that leg gets some rest before those 100 milers!
Our first #nuunchat was such a success that we can’t help but host another, this time with founder of the Core Diet, Ironman Triathlete, elite level triathlon coach, and valued Nuun partner Jesse Kropelnicki.
How many of you have your nutrition down pat for this summer’s racing?
Nuun may have the hydration part nailed, but making sure you’re fueled for success is a whole other story. The Core Diet was designed to help athletes live, train, and compete at their optimal level. Through proper nutrition that includes nutrient rich foods consumed at the right time, the Core Diet will have you performing and living at your very best.
Jesse and the Core Diet are partnering with us for this chat to guide participants toward a well-fueled season, so tune in to receive personalized advice from the Core Diet and hear from other Nuun fans.
1 lucky #nuunchat participant (chosen at random) will win $100 toward a personal plan from the Core Diet, as well as a Nuun 4-pack and water bottle.
3 more #nuunchat participants (chosen at random) will win $50 toward a personal plan from the Core Diet, as well as a Nuun 4-pack and water bottle.
Sounds like fun?
Sign in to twitter at noon pdt on Wednesday June 13 to join in.
Follow @nuunhydration and @thecorediet. Participate by answering questions tweeted by @nuunhydration.
Use the #nuunchat hashtag to be entered to win!
What is #nuunchat?
#nuunchat is a Twitter chat. A Twitter chat is like one big real-time online conversation where participants share ideas back and forth, all in 140 characters or less.
How does #nuunchat work?
@nuunhydration (make sure you follow us!) will start tweeting at noon pdt. In order to join the conversation just reply and use the#nuunchat hashtag! Jesse will Nuunchatting too, so be sure to follow him at @thecorediet to catch his great advice and get your questions answered. You’ll have a lot more fun if you interact with other Nuunchatters too though, so feel free to reply to everyone (or anything that strikes your fancy) to offer advice or ask questions.
How do I get #nuunchat to show in my feed so I don’t miss any interaction?
Our recommendation is that during the chat you have multiple windows open. Keep one window open on your account with the @Mentions page, so that you can see when @nuunhydration, @thecorediet, or other Nuunchatters interact with you. Then keep another window open on the search page, and continually refresh your search for #nuunchat. By searching the hashtag you’ll sure to catch all the conversation for maximum fun.
Andrew Fast is an endurance athlete and a great Nuun ambassador.
He loves tri-berry and lemon lime Nuun.
Traveling with an objective, like riding the length of Patagonia or putting up a speed record on a sub-range of mountains, is something that shapes him and that will be part of his life until the world ends.
He grew up reading The Surfer’s Journal and later The Alpinist, wanting to be the person in those stories. Now, he and his friends are the people who write for the magazine and is grateful to have gotten there. At 26, he’s realizing how much the endurance community has enriched his life, he’s focusing on giving back and strengthening relationships with the industry.
Andrew Fast was recently featured on La Sportiva in On Running. If you love running you should be sure to check it out!
Samantha over at Running and Cupcakes just posted a great review about the importance of hydration and Nuun’s role. In fact, it was so awesome that us here at the Nuun office may have learned a tip or two! Such as, keep Nuun everywhere, as in your purse, workout bag, at your desk, and in your kitchen, and never be without a bottle to fill.
Samantha begins by telling a story about her dehydrated days. Can you guess how the story ends?
Once upon a time there was a Little Cupcake (we’ll call her LC for short) who drank nothing but soda. And not diet soda, but full blown, straight up, high fructose corn syrup loaded Coke (or Sprite if I she was going caffeine free). LC had chronic problems with urinary tract infections, headaches, and not feeling well in general, but she couldn’t figure out why.
Feb 1 - Surf City Marathon, Expo
Feb 7-8 - Ragnar Relay Florida Keys, Ex. 6 & Finishline
Feb 15 - Austin Marathon, Expo
Feb 22 - Cowtown Marathon, Expo
Feb 28-Mar 1 - Napa Valley Marathon, Expo
Mar 7-8 - LA marathon, Expo
Mar 13-15 - NYC Half Marathon, Expo
Mar 14-15 - Shamrock Run, Expo (Portland)
Mar 14-15 - Rock n Roll Wash DC, Expo
Mar 14-15 - Yuenling Shamrock Marathon, Expo
Mar 21-22 - Publix Atlanta Marathon, Expo
Mar 21-22 - Rock n Roll Dallas, Expo
April 4-5 - Ragnar Relay So. Cal, Ex. 6 & Finishline
April 4-5 - Ragnar Trail Relay Atlanta, Ragnar Village
April 4-5 - Shamrock Shuffle Chicago, Expo
April 4-5 - Rock n Roll San Francisco, Expo
April 18-20 - Boston Marathon, Expo
April 24-27 - Nike Women’s Half Marathon, Expo & On Course
April 24-25 - Country Music Marathon, Exo
April 25-26 - Big Sur Marathon, Expo