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Want to join Nuun’s Hood to Coast Relay Team?

Nuun Hood to Coast

Your favorite electrolyte tab is at it again, this year with not two, but three all female, all blogger teams!

 

The Event:

  • -August 24th-25th
  • -197 miles
  • -Largest Running Relay in the World!

 

Participants:

  • -Bring your running gear
  • -Bring a sleeping bag
  • -Bring your sense of adventure
  • -Bring yourself
  • -Participants must provide their own travel to/from Seattle

 

Nuun will provide:

  • -Airport shuttle to/from airport
  • -Nuun schwagg and goodies galore
  • -Fun, but optional, activities on Wed and Thurs leading up to race day, lodging provided
  • -Vans for transort to the race start and for the race itself
  • -Food and hydration for the race
  • -Team accommodations at the finish to clean up, relax, and crash “slumber party” style
  • -Shuttle back to Seattle or SeaTac airport Saturday PM or Sunday AM

 

Here’s the catch (don’t worry…it’s a fun catch!)

  1. You have to be a female.
  2. You have to have an active blog.
  3. That’s it!

 

To apply:

Submit a creative application (more details below) to iwannarun@nuun.com by Monday April 9th. Please include the following information in the body of your email:
  • -Name (and pen-name if you prefer we use that for publication)
  • -10k split time (HTC requires this)
  • -Number of active blog followers (does NOT affect your odds of selection)
  • -And list any other social media activities you engage in (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, other) with any pertinent metrics like followers, likes, etc.
We want to meet you through your application. Pictures and videos are preferred, but anything goes…so get creative! Check out some of our favorite applications from last year for inspiration.

 

Runners will be announced on Tuesday, April 24th. 

POSTED IN Featured Post, Run, Videos

83 comments

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I think what the NUUN ADMIN meant to say that since NUUN is ultimately destined for mass market retailers (i.e. not specialty retail - typically where good, quality innovative products like to live), that there is no better way to push the product to the masses than through women, who typically do the family shopping in these types of stores.  Now to be clear, I fully support the women who want to be on the team and do the race - it’s a great opportunity.  But this is total Marketing 101, and ultimately costs NUUN so little compared to traditional media.  So much less, in fact, that I call for NUUN to pick up the first $300 of each racer’s flight to Seattle…that seems quite reasonable to me.

I wish they (and other companies who do viral/blog marketing) would be a little more transparent about it.  And even if I’m not 100% accurate in my guess, I’m probably not 100% wrong either.

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LOVE this! Fingers crossed for you (and me as well). smile And then crossed again that if we both get picked, we might end up in the same van! Your encouragement about applying this year has meant a lot to me. Good luck!

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A youtube link would be preferred to sending a video file so that we can keep our email inbox clean and available. Thanks for asking!

Are most entries sent via Youtube? I see that the examples are from Youtube, but I was wondering if that was preferred or if we somehow just sent a file through an email?

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Just clicked “send” on my application.  Total butterflies!!
Thanks for such an amazing opportunity - can’t wait to see who is picked!!!
Good luck to all who enter!

OH MAN!!  I’VE SUBMITTED MY ENTRY!  NOW WE SIT AND WAIT.  OK WHO ARE WE KIDDING?  I WON’T BE SITTING AND WAITING, I STILL HAVE A MARATHON TO TRAIN FOR, WORK TO DO, SCHOOL TO ATTEND AND A FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF.

RUNNING THIS WOULD FEEL LIKE A VACATION WITH OTHER AMAZING WOMEN!

Will any confirmation email be sent by Nuun to applicants to notify them that their application was received?

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Not at all! We don’t need an official 10k race time, but simply a realistic estimate of your 10k time. HTC requires it for finish time estimation purposes, so feel free to use a split time from a half marathon or set up your own time trial.

I’ve ran half marathons and 5Ks, and would have ran a marathon by the deadline. But I don’t have an official 10 K time. Would that prevent me from applying to be on the team? For some reason, I have never signed up for a 10K.

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[...] two, but THREE teams this year. The criteria? Be female. Have an active blog. That’s it. The application info has been an open tab on my internet browser since it was posted eight days [...]

Yay, I can’t wait to get my application finished and to run with nuun!!!

Gearing up to apply.  BIG TIME!!  Thankful for all the NUUN staff that make this magic happen!

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Hooooray!  I’m working on my application now ... butterflies in my tummy!  Thank you for this amazing opportunity - I’ve been dreaming about it all year :o)

I’ve been given the green light by the family!!  I’m brainstorming what my application will be right now.  Hmmm…so many ideas…so little time.

Hmm… I think I need a nice long run to get my creative juices flowing.  I feel lucky this year!!!  Thanks for all you do to support the female blogging community smile

Oh yes! Time to summon my creative juices for another chance to participate in this epic event again! 2011 was AMAZING!

I agree with Linda! Great video!!

i really want to apply but the dates (this year AND last year) conflict with stuff i already have planned! :( pleeeeeease do it again in 2013! smile i am saving the date now!

Oh, I am *so* all over this.  :D

Your video is my favorite!

I’m SO STOKED to apply this year!  YEEEEEAH!

Woo-Hoo! I’m putting together something fabulous for you!  So excited!!  Hope it turns out somewhat like it looks in my head… LOL!

I have to say that I agree with Joel on this one though.  I guess I can understand Nuun’s view since many of the bloggers are ladies.

We love your spirit! Stay tuned for future opportunities for male running blogging hydrators.

I want to try!!!! HTC is a dream!!!!

Darn. If I only I was a lady… Although, I am willing to run in a tutu.

EEEEE!!!!!

OMG. Just got chills!!!!

Thanks for your reply, I get seriously worked up about some of the overt sexism in the racing culture, and this contest was a trigger for me today. Your reply has calmed be down some. Good luck ladies.

Hi Joel,

We hear you loud and clear. We’re involved in a lot of events that are male skewed, so this is our way of reaching out to lady hydrators. That said, hydration is important for everyone, and Hood to Coast is fun for everyone, so keep your eyes peeled in the future. We’re putting thought into your exact concerns.

Stay hydrated!

Why is nuun so female specific in their contests and groups? For the amazing things I have been able to accomplish since finding nuun I think you are really doing a disservice to yourself and all athletes.

YAY!!! It’s that time again smile  Good luck to all who enter!

2012 is going to be epic! Can’t wait to see who ends up on your teams!

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