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.
Home for the next 3 days: Zion Ponderosa Ranch
A 5-star campsite!
Getting caffeinated, Nuun style
Sean filling up the coolers with delicious electrolytes
Safety first! Team at safety meeting before our start.
And we’re off! Rira (in blue) starting Team Nuun off on the Green Loop: 3.1 miles
Catey coming in off the Yellow Loop: 4.6 miles (note, she is very pregnant and ROCKED this relay!)
Off on the Red Loop: 8.3 miles
Cheering on Bry from our campsite as she starts the Yellow Loop.
As the sun set, the Nuun lights came on
And we huddled around the fire or in our sleeping bags to keep warm
It started to rain and things got real muddy
The rain turned to snow and we came out of our tents in the morning to this
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.
Team Nuun survived Ragnar Trail Zion! Although the snow canceled the relay, we had a blast and can’t wait for next year!
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!
Welcome to the 2013 Nuun Hood to Coast team, ladies!
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:
Have not run Hood to Coast with Nuun in the past
Have an active blog
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:
Nuun is proud to announce that we are the official hydration sponsor for the Ragnar Relay Series!
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!
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.
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.
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 10-13 - Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA
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
May 2-3, Bloomsday – Expo
May 2-3, OC Marathon – Expo
May 10 Hippie Chick Half Marathon – On Course
May 10 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half – Finish Line
May 14-16, Brooklyn Half Marathon – Expo
May 16-17, Rock n Roll Portland - Expo
Mar 21-22 - Rock n Roll Dallas – Expo
May 24-26, Bolder Boulder – expo
May 30-31, Rock n Roll San Diego – Expo
June 7, Helvetia Half Marathon – On Course
June 19-20, Rock n Roll Seattle - Expo