The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. GU Brew and Strava have joined forces to help raise money for CAF with a Strava challenge for runners and bikers. GU Energy will donate up to $50,000 based on the total number of kilometers run (and ridden) during the Challenge period. >>>Join Challenge
Challenged Athletes Foundation Programs (CAF)
- Access for Athletes steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals.
- Operation Rebound provides sports and fitness programs for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities.
- Project N.Ex.T. (New Expectations Today), connects physically disabled mentees in San Diego County with similarly disabled mentors who provide one-on-one support as role models and partners as the mentee begins to engage (or re-engage) in physical activities and participate in sports.
- Reach High provides information, resources and opportunities to people with physical challenges, enabling them to make informed decisions about health, lifestyle and medical choices.
- Catch a Rising Star (CRS) provides post-rehabilitation support and mentoring to individuals who have suffered a traumatic injury, have a physically impairing disease or were born with a congenital impairment resulting in a physical disability.
The new GU Brew product is focused on hydration and electrolyte replacement as well as carbohydrate delivery. The 3% carbohydrate solution can be taken along with GU gels or enjoyed on its own. It’s recommended that athletes consume 16 – 20 oz. in the hour prior to their workout or race, and then an additional 7 – 10 oz. every 15 minutes during exercise.
I’ve used GU Brew for the last couple of weeks in my marathon training, and it’s really worked well for me. I like the light taste and I have completed several 2-hour training runs without any other type of fuel. Lemon Tea offers a caffeinated kick, and Blueberry Pomegranate offers twice the sodium for those who need it.
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STRAVA is where I track my runs. It’s free and easy to use. As a member of Strava, I can track my training runs, join challenges, and see how I compare with other runners and riders who cover same sections of road that run. After trying Garmin Connect, Map My Run, DailyMile, and NikePlus, I’ve finally arrived at the best solution.