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!
Posted in Community, Events, Nuun, Run, Uncategorized
Tagged Expotique, Half Marathon, hydration, Marathon, Nike Women's Marathon, NWM, running, SFO, Team in Training, TNT, Washington DC
Written by Nuun Sponsored Athlete Deanna Blegg
Inner Mongolia, a province of China, lured us with its temptation of adventure for the Ordos Adventure Quest.
Moxie Gear/Nuun. Our team put together by Darren Clarke consisted of Luke Haines, Sam Clark (N.Z.) Darren and me, Deanna Blegg. A potentially strong team especially if the disciplines of paddling and cycling were in our favour.
Mongolia was an unknown territory to all of us. What would the weather be like? Is it mountainous? How different would the food be? Culturally is it the same as China?
Our questions were answered quite quickly. We arrived in Ordos, a pretty much deserted City, yet with infrastructure like nothing I’d ever seen. It was huge, 8 lane highways going on for km and km, leading to massive high-rise estates which were near to empty of people. A ghost City!
Once again it was reunion time as we met with other athletes from around the world who’d we’d raced with over the years. Adventure racers, whilst hugely competitive, are also a very caring and social bunch of people. It is one of the many reasons I enjoy the sport so much.
Ordos was holding its second International Nandam Fair. A huge event that attracted media from all around the world. For the first time the Adventure challenge was to be a part of it. It consisted of 5 days held over 4 stages. Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Running, Horse riding and abseiling, with sand sledding thrown in for some extra fun. A total of 500km. Teams of 4 (3 men and 1 woman) had to navigate their way around a course and punching in at each checkpoint. 25 teams from around the world were there to chase the $200,000 American Dollar Prize Pool. We were one of them.
True to form The Chinese put on an amazing opening ceremony. 10,000 entertainers, 3,000 athletes, 50,000 spectators and a total TV viewing of 1 billion! Now that’s huge. It was a unique feeling to carry the Aussie flag into the stadium.
Read more about Deanna and team’s amazing race here.
The Nuun office has been buzzing this week with excitement of Mr. Snedeker’s win this past Sunday at the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. This win was not just any win though folks. Brandt’s stellar play over the past five weeks earned him the title of this year’s FedEx Cup! (which is no easy feat)
The FedEx Cup Playoffs started in late August and consisted to four tournaments: The Barclays, The Deutshe Bank Championship, The BMW Championship, and the TOUR Championship. Brandt has been over this span of tourneys with a 2nd place finish at The Barclay’s and a 6th place finish at The BMW Championship and lastly a win this past week. Way to go Brandt!
We look forward to cheering Brandt on this week as he competes for the first time as a member of Team USA in the Ryder Cup. Super Nuun Fan and this year’s Ryder Cup Captain, Davis Love III, knew what he was doing when he picked Brandt as a coach’s pick for this years team. We trust that the whole team will be lead in the right direction with a well-hydrated leader.
All the action will start tomorrow at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. Be sure to tune in and look out for those blue Nuun water bottles. Also, a little birdie told us that Keegan Bradley will be drinking lots of Grape and Strawberry Lemonade. See if you can tell which flavor he likes the most.
This will be an intense week of golf, and hydration will be a key element of performance for these guys.
Photo from http://nuybeauty.blogspot.com/
Nuy Beauty is one of NYC’s most influential beauty blogs, and we are so thrilled to be featured in Nuy’s Fashion Week Must Necessities post. Nuy is a beauty and style expert and influencer, but clearly she understands how health impacts beauty as she swears by Nuun All Day to keep her hydrated on the go.
“Nuun All Day Vitamin Enhanced Drink Tabs for All Day Hydration To prevent dehydration and getting sick, I carried these cool tablets around, conveniently packed in a small tube. They’re packed with electrolytes, potassium and calcium and were designed for professional athletes — and have no sugar! They also save plastic b/c you just slip them in your water bottle! (4 tubes/$24).”
Thanks for the Nuun Love, Nuy! We love keeping you hydrated for Fashion Week, and year-round.