Nuun hydration tabs to be on course for three of Canada’s biggest marathons

Are you a fan of Nuun hydration tabs? Good news, you'll be able to find them all over race courses in 2019

March 1st, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

Nuun is the sports drink that provides electrolytes without all of the carbohydrates. The result is a healthy beverage without the added sugar that still keeps you hydrated during your longest and hottest run. 

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The brand is coming to five IAAF certified race courses, including the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, along with all Canada Run Series events. On top of CRS races, Nuun will be on the courses of Tamarack Ottawa race weekend, Lululemon Seawheeze Half-Marathon, the BMO Vancouver Marathon and the Army Run. The brand will serve over three million athletes on course at 700 events in the United States, Canada and across the world in 2019. 

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Running on hot and humid days or even indoors will demand a hydration strategy to replace lost fluids and prevent dehydration. Some runners are more susceptible than others and depend largely on an individual’s sweat rate. Nuun is a product that can help provide a runner with a hydration strategy, without contributing significantly to their daily calorie count. 

2018 Ottawa Race Weekend. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 26-27, 2018. Photo: KevinMorris@PhotoRun

Nuun tabs are small and portable. All you have to do is pop one into 500mL of water and you’ve got an electrolyte beverage fortified with sodium, magnesium, caffeine, potassium and calcium. 

Keeping adequately hydrated is a continuous and ongoing process. In general, you should be drinking about 15-20mL of water for each pound of body weight over the course of each day. For most people that will fall somewhere between 1.5-2L of water each day, but it will differ in the summer when you’ll lose more water to routine sweating and on runs depending on the heat.