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Nuun Runs Ragnar Trail Zion

Nuun ventured to Southern Utah this past weekend to run Ragnar Trail Zion. With our camping gear, running shoes, lots of snacks and an adventurous attitude, we set off for a weekend of beautiful trails and little sleep. Little did we know what mother nature would add to the mix…

To tell the story of our weekend, we’ll let the photos do most the talking.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch

Home for the next 3 days: Zion Ponderosa Ranch

our 5 star campsite by Ned

A 5-star campsite!

Sean coffee

Getting caffeinated, Nuun style

Sean working

Sean filling up the coolers with delicious electrolytes

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Safety first! Team at safety meeting before our start.

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And we’re off! Rira (in blue) starting Team Nuun off on the Green Loop: 3.1 miles

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Catey coming in off the Yellow Loop: 4.6 miles (note, she is very pregnant and ROCKED this relay!)

Running out of exchange

Off on the Red Loop: 8.3 miles

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Cheering on Bry from our campsite as she starts the Yellow Loop.

our nuun lights

As the sun set, the Nuun lights came on

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And we huddled around the fire or in our sleeping bags to keep warm

Holly muddy

It started to rain and things got real muddy

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The rain turned to snow and we came out of our tents in the morning to this

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Team meeting in the morning to decide whether or not we’d continue to run in the conditions. At the same time, Ragnar canceled the relay, which was a smart call. Trails were very slick and lots of injured runners coming into the exchange.

Zion survivor (4)

Team Nuun survived Ragnar Trail Zion! Although the snow canceled the relay, we had a blast and can’t wait for next year!

Have you ran a Ragnar Trail Relay?

 

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

 

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!

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.