Nutrition is without doubt one of the most important aspects of race preparation, yet athletes typically spend far more time thinking about training than about nutrition.

Hours and hours are spent in the pool, on the bike and on the trails. Far less time is spent on careful nutrition planning. Nutrition is sometimes called the 4th discipline and this is for a reason.

Nutrition can mean the difference between winning a race and not even finishing a race. Athletes who did not have a great race often state that it was caused by nutrition related issues: they ran out of energy, became dehydrated or experienced stomach problems. They ingested too much, or ingested too little. They tried new products they had not used in training and so on.

PURE Sports Nutrition

Challenge Wanaka has partnered with PURE Sports Nutrition as provider for our on course nutrition. For more information on what will be available on course and what to train with, click here.

Pure Sports Nutrition - Challenge Wanaka Sponsor

Red Bull® Energy Drink

Red Bull is a leading company in the world of sports nutrition. Together with Red Bull and with the help of CORE Nutrition Planning we have created a special nutrition guide for you.

Red Bull® Energy Drink is a lightly carbonated functional beverage containing taurine, caffeine, B-vitamins and sugars. One 250ml can of Red Bull® Energy Drink contains 80mg caffeine, about the same amount as a cup of coffee.

Red Bull will have their own stand on course so make sure you practice using it in your training – location TBC.

More product information.