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7 reasons to run a virtual race

as the running community has grown, virtual races have become a popular alternative to a traditional race. we've hosted a few of our own in the past (and another one in the works), so you've probably guessed we're fans. here are 7 reasons why we love virtual races!

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​Join Us on the Start Line in Ottawa!

For the past couple of years, nuun has been the official supplier of electrolyte hydration of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, and we're excited to be back for another year! Here are a few reasons why we’re pumped to be the hydration partner of Canada’s largest marathon and multi-day running event, and why you should join us on the start line on May 27 and 28th!

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8 Mindblowing Facts About Water

Just 8 incredible facts that will change how you think about water.

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Race Day Rituals

Whether you're superstitious or not, we all have our race day rituals. From wearing our lucky socks to rocking out to pump up jams to eating the right breakfast, these routines help us feel ready for anything as we toe the start line. But have you ever wondered how professional athletes prepare for competition? We did, so we asked a few of our elite athletes to share their rituals with us. We were happy to hear they still get nervous before a race, too!

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send us your empties!

nuun tubes aren't just portable and waterproof, they're also recyclable! your empty tubes can be recycled at any facility that accepts #5 plastics. don't have a facility near you? don't worry! now through the end of march, you can collect your empty tubes and send them to us! we'll make sure they're recycled properly.

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9 ways to repurpose your empties

we bet you know your empty nuun tubes are recyclable, but repurposing the empties is even better! they're waterproof, sweatproof, and perfectly portable. and when you drink as much nuun as we do, you come up with ways to reuse your empties. here are 9 of our favorites!

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ambassador applications are open!

​This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! Applications for our 2017 ambassador program are officially open!

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we choose to opt outside

we believe in pounding the pavement, in living life behind our handlebars, and in pushing our limits. ​we've never enjoyed standing in a queue. if it's not for a start line, what's the point?

that's why this friday, we're closing our office, skipping the lines, and headed outside.

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Don’t sell yourself short

Don’t sell yourself short, compete clean!

Last month, I spent an inspiring few days up in the mountains of Whistler at a retreat led by the soulful athletes at Lululemon. The challenge at this retreat was less about the 12-mile mountain trail runs and more about self reflection and personal purpose. The challenge was clear: ‘we are going to have some big talk conversations versus the safe and boring small talk’.

Coming out of this retreat, I realized that we must start having the ‘big talk’ around competing clean in sport. We hold up a few doping (cheating) scapegoats that have been caught to demonstrate that we believe it is unacceptable. But have we really stepped back to think about why doping is bad? And why competing clean is the correct choice for our competition, for ourselves, and for the true spirit of sport? Just as important, what actions are we taking to create positive change? Clean sport an important initiative, both for me personally and for the industry at large. Here’s why.

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Service, Athletics, Adventure with STRIVE

guest blog by ​Tyler Andrew​s
​nuun ELITE athlete

On August 2nd, I perched on a small boulder some twelve-thousand feet up in the Andes and dipped my barefoot feet into a frigid glacial stream. Paul and Scott - two of my college interns helping me lead my group of high-schoolers through the mountains - joined in for the makeshift ice-bath. Unlike the previous seven weeks, our legs weren’t sore from daily running. No, in stark contrast to the previous seven weeks, we hadn’t run at all that day. We were now encircled by snow-capped mountains, en route to Machu Picchu.

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