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With the help of J&A Racing, Nuun delivers a memorable virtual half marathon for its ambassador team

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 – J&A Racing, a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, utilized it’s nearly 20 years of experience in the running industry to help Nuun deliver a memorable virtual Half Marathon for the Nuun ambassador team. With in-person races disappearing from every runner’s 2020 schedule, the chance to create a participant experience required drastic change. The chance to interact with participants face-to-face no longer exists, but the chance to leave an impact has magnified.

“Typically, our year is heavily dependent on in-person activations. When the pandemic happened, and events started being canceled, we went back to the drawing board, and back to our roots. We were incredibly excited to partner with J&A Racing to make the Team Nuun Half Marathon happen and can’t wait to make the Team Nuun Half Marathon a recurring marquee activation for us,” said Tyler Shannon, Ambassador Program Manager.

Over 2,100 ambassadors from both the United States and Canada participated in the Team Nuun Half Marathon on November 7th. Thanks to J&A Racing and its partners including technology partner Haku, Nuun was able to deliver a customized and branded event from registration to results. J&A Racing also fulfilled and shipped participant swag including custom medals that left participants in awe.

“I’ve been a Nuun ambassador for 3 years and this event has pulled everyone together in a way I’ve never seen! This was some people’s first half marathon, first running race even, and it was amazing to watch everyone check in and train together over the weeks. As race day approached, you could feel the excitement in the group,” said Nuun Ambassador, Ashley Jilek. “It was the same excitement you get during a live race. Then the medals came, and people were in awe. They were absolutely stunning, every detail from the sparkles on the medal to the ribbon design were perfect. Even though I’m ready for live races to come back, I would do this virtual race with my Nuun team every year. It truly brought us all together!”

For more information about J&A Racing or to partner with J&A Racing on your future virtual event, visit www.jandaracing.com.

About J&A Racing

J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of seven event, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through all stages of life. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners, Amy and Jerry Frostick, took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the country growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. Additionally, J&A Racing organizes the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the MSP Design Group Big Blue 5K; the Bayport Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon. 10K & We Promise Foundation Norfolk Harbor 5K; and the ADP Corporate 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.

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