Valerie Kuhns

elite team nuun athlete

sport: Running

I enjoy anything active!! In addition to competing as a runner and a cyclist, I have aspirations to climb some of the Seven Summits, hike all the Colorado 14ers, ride my bike across the USA, the goals are endless! Professionally, I am a Race Director for a series of 11 running and biking events in Highlands Ranch, CO. ( I interact with thousands of runners and cyclists annually through my work.

I love Nuun! Since trying it at a race this past summer, I have made it my go-to hydration source and have been spreading the word about it to everyone! It has helped my stay hydrated during my cyclocross races as well as keeping my feeling great when I'm hiking in the Colorado high country and on my long runs. I am working on seeing if we can make Nuun our official hydration of the 2016 Highlands Ranch Race Series and would love to represent the product personally as well.


My background is collegiate swimming but I am also an accomplished Ironman Triathlete, runner and cyclist. I competed in Ironman Triathlon from 2002 - 2005 and qualified for the Ironman World Champs in 2005. I then moved to Colorado and continued to compete in various disciplines including Xterra, trail running, road running, and MTB racing. Recently I focused on running and competed in the Philadelphia Marathon which qualified me for the Boston Marathon which I completed this past April, 2015. I am now turning my attention to Cyclocross and Road Cycling racing. I am currently a Cat 3 cyclocross racer.

Here is a link to my Athlinks profile for a list of all of my athletic accomplishments:

Valerie's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Lemon+Lime

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