Electrolytes in Malaysia

Last week the best players from around the world traveled to The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to compete in the CIMB Classic. This is a co-sanctioned event between the PGA Tour and the Asian Tour. The field was composed of the top 30 available players from final FedEx Cup rankings, the top 10 available players from the Asian Tour of Merit, as well as 8 sponsor exemptions. This small field of 48 players battled it out for a piece of the $6.1 million purse.  With a small field and no Friday cut, this sure made for an interesting tournament.

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What’s Your Tube’s Costume?

A vampire? A pumpkin? Frankenstein?

What will your Nuun tube be for Halloween this year?

Halloween Nuun Tube Costume Contest

Submit a costume here, get your friends and family to vote, and you could win 100 single serves (so much better than bite size candy bars)! So get hydrated, get creative, and dress those tubes up!

Here are some photos from last year’s contest for inspiration.

   

      

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!

 

Mongolia Outdoor Quest 2012: Race Recap

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.