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Meet our 2014 Hood to Coast Runners

This year, Nuun's very own Ambassadors will be leading the way as our two teams conquer the 200 miles journey from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon during the 2014 Hood to Coast relay. Read below to meet the runners and find out why they are excited to run Hood to Coast. Continue to follow the fun by searching #nuunHTC on Twitter and following each runner below.


George O. | Henderson, NV | @georgeokinaka Favorite Nuun Flavor: Strawberry Lemonade

I am really excited to run Hood to Coast with Nuun because it is probably a once in a lifetime experience, and I am really looking forward to building new friendships with my fellow Nuunbassadors and the Nuun staff!

Sean M. | Phoenix, AZ | @sean_mcmanus Favorite Nuun Flavor: Cherry Limeade Energy

Why are you excited to run Hood to Coast with Nuun? Hood to Coast is the Superbowl of running relays. To have the opportunity to run HTC this year with the Nuun team is a runner's dream come true! Nuun has been such a great company to be a part of the last couple years, and I can't wait to share the Nuun Love out on course by keeping all runners hydrated!

Hyla R. | St. Helens, OR | @HylaRidenour Favorite Nuun Flavor: Cherry Limeade

I'm excited to run HTC with Nuun because epic adventure requires epic hydration! I love Nuun and look forward to sharing my passion for their products, and optimal hydration, with my fellow runners on the course!

Lisa B. | Born in UK, lives in Florida | @LisaBuohler Favorite Nuun Flavor: Strawberry Lemonade

I am so very much excited to be part of a fantastic team of dedicated and determined athletes that believe in the power of hydration and electrolyte balance and share a love for a fantastic product. All show enthusiasm to work together as a team and share the power of Nuun.

Amanda R. | Prescott, AZ | @Momwhotris Favorite Nuun Flavor: Cherry Limeade Energy

A relay race something I have never done before and way out of my comfort zone. But it will only make it that much more fun and challenging for me.  I am even more excited to meet my fellow "Nunnies" in person and to consume massive amounts of Cherry Limeade Energy...watch out I'll be flyin'!

Justin F. | Winter Springs, FL | @JustinLFricke Favorite Nuun Flavor: Lemon + Lime, Strawberry Lemonade

I'm excited to run Hood to Coast with Nuun because I get to spend 24 hours in a van and running with some of my fellow Nuun Ambassadors. It's a great way to see Oregon, a state I've never seen. Honestly though, I'm really looking forward to drinking and having all the Nuun my little heart desires, right at my fingertips, all the time.

Melissa C. | Austin, TX | @melissalicia512 Favorite Nuun Flavor: Watermelon

The opportunity to represent this fantastic company at the Mother of All Relays is truly an honor! Hood to Coast is one of those races everyone absolutely needs to experience. This will be my second relay and I'm looking forward to spreading the #nuunlove in the PNW with my teammates who are just as crazy about the product (and running!) as I am. Can't wait to run hard, have fun, and enjoy every single second of the journey with Nuun from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon!

Rachel M. | Cullman, AL | @runinhighheels Favorite Nuun Flavor: Watermelon

I am so excited to run HTC with Nuun because it has always been a bucket list item for me. When I started running, I never thought this would ever be a possibility for me to do something like this! These people are my kind of crazy and I can't wait to make some amazing memories with them!

Susie S. | Born in England, lives in Hawaii | @longrunergy Favorite Nuun Flavor: Lemon + Lime

I'm excited to run in the HTC because I love the energy and excitement of relays! Plus I've never been to the Pacific NW and am looking forward to soaking up the scenery of the area.

Joe S. | Boston, MA. Stationed in Fort Drum, NY | @RecyclingRunner Favorite Nuun Flavor: Kona Cola

I’m excited to meet my teammates, to take on a huge goal by running the mother of all relays and of course doing my best to represent such a great organization like Nuun!

Tasha M. | Spokane, WA Favorite Nuun Flavor: Kona Cola, Cherry Limeade, and Watermelon

I have been wanting to run Hood to Coast with Nuun for a couple of years now. I am excited to meet new people and have an epic weekend of running and promoting the #nuunlove.

Lauren S. | Born in S. Jersey, lives in Baltimore, MD | @BreatheBlog Favorite Nuun Flavor: Strawberry Lemonade, Lemon + Lime Energy

I am excited to run Hood to Coast because it's an experience unlike any other I've had before! I've been wanting to do a relay race for a while and getting the chance to do the biggest relay with a group of Nuun-loving strangers sounds awesome! There isn't a better way for me to explore the PNW for the first time than running.  I'm so enthusiastic about running the race, making new friends, meeting the Nuun team, and having tons of fun.

Elisabeth W. | Los Angeles, CA | @ewallerscott Favorite Nuun Flavor: Cherry Limeade

I'm excited to run HTC with Nuun because I love relays, I love adventures and I really love Nuun! I'm excited to make new friends (strangers running lots of miles & sharing a van for ~30 hours = fun new friends!) and spread the #nuunlove with other teams throughout the course. I think this will be the adventure of a life time and I can't wait!

Jenny R. | Portland, OR | @jennypennysue Favorite Nuun Flavor: Watermelon

I'm really looking forward to the combination of running a relay that I love, the support of a company I believe in and the enthusiasm of a bunch of strangers who will be new friends by the end of August!

Doug C. | Washington, DC | @dougcassaro Favorite Nuun Flavor: Lemon + Lime (Active and Energy)

I'm excited to run HTC with Nuun because of all the other great runners I'll get to meet. Northern Oregon is a place I've never been, so I can't wait to explore this beautiful part of our country. Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how excited I am to drink loads of Nuun the whole weekend, especially Nuun Energy!

Jim C. | Madison, AL | @JPC_Marathoner Favorite Nuun Flavor: Watermelon

Why are you excited to run Hood to Coast with Nuun? I have been wanting to try a long distance team relay race for several years. To get the chance for my first one to be Hood to Coast is unreal! Plus, to get the honor of promoting Nuun while participating is icing on the cake.

Liz G. | Maryland | @eglomb Favorite Nuun Flavor: Strawberry Lemonade and Fruit Punch

I'm excited because I've seen the teams that Nuun has fielded over the years and now I get to be one of them!

Kevin Y. | Las Vegas, NV | @kevlv Favorite Nuun Flavor: Tri-Berry

I am excited to run the epic HTC relay with Nuun because I know it's going to be one big Nuun party! It's going to be awesome to meet other Nuunies that share my same passion for running. And who better to run this challenging race with than those who inspire and motivate me?!

Eric R. | New York City, NY | @DirtyOldSneaker Favorite Nuun Flavor: Watermelon

I've only been a runner for eight years but was hearing about this race long before and thought all the people doing it were nuts. I'm proud to be one of those nuts now and couldn't think of a better way to run it that with a team that my favorite electrolyte tabs put together. I'm looking forward to meeting runners from around the country and conquering the race with them!

Sophia D. | Palo Alto, CA | @trails4life Favorite Nuun Flavor: Watermelon and Banana

Ever since I first ran Mt Si Relay while in college at UW in 2008, I have been looking to run HTC. I have been hearing about the race for years and the epic adventure and fun times along the course. I'm excited to run with the Nuun team this year because I will get to share both my love of running, and my love of Nuun with people along the course. One of my favorite things to do while hiking is handout Nuun to dehydrated/under-prepared hikers, so I can only imagine the fun we can have passing out Nuun and tagging vans along the HTC course with hundreds of other runners around us. I am also excited to be holed up in a van for a few days with other like-minded crazy runners, making new friends and lasting memories.

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[...] a total of 24 runners…. only one of which I have met. (Hey Jim!!) Haven’t met the team? Here’s more on the other crazies who drink the [...]

[...] One such chance is selection to run with the Nuun Ambassador teams in the Hood to Coast Relay, a 200mile road relay that starts on Mount Hood and finishes at Seaside in Oregon! I can’t wait to meet my fellow Nuun team mates, visit Orgeon for the first time and experience a long distance running relay. In comparison to the last running relay I did, which was a Japanese Ekiden around Honolulu – I have a feeling this is going to be completely different… You can read about all the members of the Nuun Team in full HERE. [...]

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Y’all are going to have such a blast! So happy to see Jenny on the list smile

Congrats everyone! My experience running HTC with Nuun last year was so incredibly amazing. It is a life-changing race with amazing people who you will make lasting friendships with. You will love every minute and the Nuun team. Can’t wait to read all about it and follow your adventures. Good luck guys! xoxo

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