2013 Nuun Hood to Coast Team Announcement

The past 2 years, Nuun has pulled together teams of bloggers to run the mother of all relays – Hood to Coast. From Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon, those women have run their hearts out, shared lots of laughs and their love for running, created memories and lifelong friendships and blogged about the entire thing. We can’t wait to do it again this year with a new group of runners!

Reviewing all of the amazing candidates was an honor. It was no easy task to select our team because every applicant was so deserving. However, after literally hours of viewing and thoughtful consideration, here are the ladies who will be joining us in 2013. The list of 20 team members and 2 alternates are in no specific order. Be sure to check out their blogs, congratulate them and wish them happy miles!

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Welcome to the 2013 Nuun Hood to Coast team, ladies!

Kimberly - Healthy Strides

Jolene - Journey of a Canuck Mom on the Run

Megan - Meg Runner Girl

Lisa - Run Wiki

Mallory - Run Eat Run Eat

Leslie - Triathlete Treats

Holly - Leaps of Faith

Kara - Welcome to Karadise

Jesica - runladylike

Catey - Random Thoughts from the Zoo

Lisa - Lisa Runs for Cupcakes

Kristen - Defy Your Limitations

Sarah - Run Far Girl

Meghan - Shoe Stories

Devon - Dev on Running

Karen - Reason to Play

Andrea - the MF Dre

Jenny - We Wander and Ponder

Lindsay - Twisted Running

Hannah - Fit Girl Happy Girl

Alternates

Holly - Fashionable Miles

Melissa - Melissa Runs

 

Adam Scott Wins the 2013 Masters in Thrilling Playoff

The first major of the 2013 golf season has once again shown why it is one of the toughest tournaments of the year to conquer.  The 2013 Masters in Augusta, GA did not disappoint in showing the grit, will, and determination a golfer needs to triumph at this special place.

Nuun user Adam Scott sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera to win the green jacket.  Congrats Adam!  On a day with tough, wet conditions, Scott made two critical putts on #18 and #10 to secure his place in Masters lore.  Hydration was obviously a key element in helping Adam stay focused and finish strong!  Scott is the first Australian born golfer to win this tournament.

Its amazing to think that it was only last summer, that Scott threw away the British Open by bogeying the last 4 holes to lose by one stroke.  He vowed to do better in the future, and it now seems he has made that promise a reality!

Continuing the trend this golf season, Nuun fans have once again made a strong showing, with 12 Nuun users finishing in the top 25!

Here is a list of the notable finishers:

  • Adam Scott
  • Jason Day
  • Brandt Snedeker
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Tim Clark
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Nick Watney
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Bill Haas
  • Luke Donald
  • Justin Rose
  • Charl Schwartzel

 

Nuun Notes:

Dehydration can happen for many reasons.  Most of the time, people do not recognize the signs of dehydration and only drink when they feel thirsty.  By the time you feel thirsty, you are probably already being affected by dehydration in more ways than one.  All the more reason to replenish with Nuun!  Whether you are on or off the course, make sure you are replacing those electrolytes so you can play at your best!

2013 PGA Tour Transitions Championship

Buzzer beaters, bracket research, and office competition are usually what are on everyone’s mind in this “maddening” time of March.  Although, this past weekend had no shortage of nail biting moments at the Transitions Championship in Tampa Bay, FL.

To play well at this challenging course, you not only have to conquer the best PGA players in the world, you also have to navigate the last three holes of the course known as the “snake pit.”  The pit is a brutal test of a golfers skill, endurance, and ability to finish strong.  In the punishing Florida heat, hydration is a key factor to help golfers stay on the leaderboard!

It was another strong showing for Nuun users this week, with 11 Nuun fans finishing in the top 30!  Most notably, Nuun fan Boo Weekley, who took the final round by storm with a 63, and was in the leader in the clubhouse with just a few hours to go

Alas, it’s not over till the last ball is in the cup.  Kevin Streelman tamed the “snake pit” and had a bogey free final 37 holes to climb to the top of the leaderboard to edge out Boo.  What a tournament!  Clearly, hydration was hard at work here.

Here is a list of the notable Nuun finishers:

  • Boo Weekley
  • Greg Chalmers
  • Luke Donald
  • Harris English
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Brian Harman
  • Jerry Kelley
  • Adam Scott
  • Erik Compton
  • Rory Sabbatini
  • Justin Hicks

Nuun Notes:

Not matter what your skill level on the links, hydration is an important factor to help you perform at your best.  The golf season is heating up, meaning longer rounds, hotter days, and tougher conditions.  Make sure you are staying properly hydrated with Nuun so you can go low!  Try out this classic golf course favorite: ½ tab of Lemonade + ½ tab of Lemon Tea for an Arnold Palmer Nuun style!

Run Hood to Coast with Nuun

It’s that time again.  For a third year in a row, Nuun will be forming teams to run the infamous Hood to Coast relay and help hydrate the running masses. During the 197 mile relay from Mt. Hood to the Oregon coast, you’ll run, cheer, sleep (probably not), stay hydrated with Nuun, and have the best weekend of your life. Or at least we think so.

We’re excited to accept 20 women to form 2 teams, and this year, we’re looking for NEW faces to join us. So if you’ve never run Hood to Coast with Nuun before we want to get to know you!

When is it?
Hood to Coast Relay: August 23-24

Other Travel Dates to Keep in Mind: Festivities will start on Wednesday August 21st.  For sure, you’ll need to be in Seattle no later than August 22nd . Most runners schedule departure for Sunday August 25th in the afternoon.

What will you be responsible for?
- Bring yourself, your running gear, your sense of adventure
- You are responsible for travel to/from Seattle

What will Nuun provide?

  • Airport shuttle to/from Sea Tac airport
  • Swag.  Lots of swag.
  • Fun, but optional activities on Wednesday and Thursday leading up to race day, lodging provided
  • Vans for transport to the race start and for the race itself
  • Food and hydration for the race
  • Team accommodations at the finish line
  • Shuttle from finish line back to Seattle or Sea Tac airport Sunday

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

  1. Have not run Hood to Coast with Nuun in the past
  2. Are female
  3. Have an active blog
  4. Love Nuun
  5. Are really fun!

How do I apply?

Submit a creative application – something that shows us who you are, that you love Nuun, have a sense of adventure, and you’ll be a blast to spend 30+ hours with in a van. Fill out this form and in the appropriate field, paste the link to your application. No applications via email will be accepted.

If you need some inspiration, here are a few winning applications from last year:

 

 APPLY HERE

Application deadline: Friday, April 5th at midnight.

Teams will be announced Wednesday, April 17th

Use hashtag #nuunHTC on twitter to chat about your application and see who else is applying!