Tailwind Challenge

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Take the Tailwind Challenge!

If you don't love it, we'll pay your entry fee.*

It's simple: if Tailwind doesn't make you feel stronger, happier and less stressed during training and at your next event, we'll pay your entry fee. Order the Tailwind Challenge bundle, Four 50 serving bags bundled at 10% off. Train with it, race with it, and if it doesn't blow you away, mail us your race entry fee receipt for a refund.

*Entry fee reimbursement is limited to $150 maximum. Purchase must be made at least 6 weeks prior to your race so you have time to train with it. Send us a description of your experience along with your entry fee receipt and proof that you started the event, and we'll reimburse your entry fee. This product cannot be combined with any additional discount offer such as the TRYTAILWIND15 coupon code. 

But don't take our word for it, read the reviews

  • 5
    Stop trying to find an equal...

    Posted by Dan on 29th Sep 2015

    I tried Tailwind about two years ago for the first time. It actually exceeded my expectations as far as flavor and performance. I'm not a fan of ordering online so I actually looked for comparable powders at my local bike shop. I tried numerous products from Hammer, Skratch, Gu, etc. with no success. They all either tasted funky, were just plain odd (Gu?) or didn't do the actual job, which is to keep from bonking or feeling hungry on the bike. I regularly spend anywhere from 2-hr. to 6-hrs. on the saddle and all I use is Tailwind. I just wish my local bike shop carried it!

  • 5
    First 50 miler = a success with Tailwind!

    Posted by David Olsen on 2nd Sep 2015

    I purchased tailwind for the first time a few weeks before my first 50 mile race. I've always struggled with getting my nutrition right in my past marathons and 50ks. First, the customer service was awesome, I received a personalized email before the race from someone at Tailwind asking if I had questions and wishing me luck. I ended up running the best race of my life. I didn't use anything else besides tailwind. I felt great after the race too, but better than I usually do after an ultra! I can't wait to continue to use Tailwind as I get ready for my first 100!

  • 5
    Leadville 100

    Posted by Nikki on 29th Aug 2015

    I've trained with Tailwind since March with the goal to tackle Leadville Trail 100 this summer. I have nothing but good words to say about Tailwind. It really worked for me and allowed me to finish many races including Leadville. (Big accomplishment since I am a flat lander!) During the 100, I just used this product and occasionally had some cups of Coke. No solid foods or electrolyte tabs needed. Thank you for this awesome product! I am a big fan and will be using Tailwind for all my future races!!!

  • 5
    R2R2R - Tailwind saved my tail!

    Posted by Dexter on 21st Aug 2015

    A group of us did a R2R2R run/hike at the Grand Canyon back in May. On our final ascent, we had been awake for 26+ hours and were all very fatigued - not the best situation to be in with steep drop offs just steps off the trail. I pulled out the rest of my bag of the Caffeinated Endurance Fuel and mixed us each up a bottle. It perked us right up and gave us the energy we needed to get the thing finished. Tailwind definitely saved the day!

  • 5
    Tailwind put to the test on the Mt. Whitney Trail

    Posted by Jenelle on 16th Jun 2015

    I took the Tailwind Challenge, for the upcoming TRT100 miler in July. I had some questions after using it for the first time, and within an hour of emailing customer service, I received a very thorough response, and each of my questions was answered perfectly - and, the customer service rep gave me some suggestions that I immediately put to use. I tried out the Tailwind on a 27 mile run on the Mt. Whitney Trail last weekend. I also shared it with a couple girlfriends - we all experienced the same result- when we started to feel depleted, climbing in altitude, we took more Tailwind, and our symptoms eased. So far, it has passed the test! Here's a post from my blog on the trip:

  • 4
    endurance fuel

    Posted by paul macrina on 27th May 2015

    Very happy with the level of nutrition and performance though my rides I bring a dry mix with me and just add water could not be any easier

  • 5
    Problem Solved.

    Posted by Tesa Green on 20th May 2015

    I have waited a bit to write my review, I wanted to try this out in various training conditions and distances. In the past I have struggled with consuming nutrition/electrolytes that wouldn't have an adverse affect on my system. Let's be honest, who wants to end up with gut distress (read I need a bathroom NOW) at any point in a training run or race? I also struggled with heartburn issues from fuel and electrolyte sources. Often I would forego consuming electrolytes and just focus on nutrition and hydration. BAD idea. I am amazed at how much difference it makes to keep your body well supplied with electrolytes. I have used Tailwind on short hour long runs all the way up to marathon distance runs. I am in training for a 100 mile trail ultra, so mileage is only going up from here! I've used it in hot humid conditions, mild conditions, and cool conditions. I will say that in the hotter humid conditions it is wise to dilute the mix a little more, but it still works fantasticly. I am happy to report that Tailwind holds up to it's promise, and it's truly ALL you need. Yes, I was skeptical on my first long run, but I put complete faith in it, and it held up extremely well. I love that I can mix this up in my hydration pack and I don't need to bring anything else with me. I can easily sip it as I move along the trail, no worries about face planting while trying to eat additional nutrition. I used to be prone to horrible foot/leg/body cramps both during runs and post run. Since using the Tailwind products, these have vanished! I'm so glad I decided to take the Tailwind challenge!! The flavors are awesome, I ordered the Lemon, Mandarin Orange, caffinated Raspberry, and the Naked version. I love them all. They are light in flavor, mix easily, and easy to digest. Bottom line, this product is awesome. Order it now.

Our promise to you

Take the Tailwind Challenge

Try us at your next race.

Choose 4 bags and start training.
If you aren't satisfied, we'll pay your entry fee.*

*Entry fee reimbursement is limited to $150 maximum, and you must start the event to be eligible for reimbursement.