Marathon runners racing in desert conditions are at higher risk of developing dehydration, leading to symptoms such as debilitating cramps, muscle ischemia, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. ThrIV has partnered with the Phoenix Marathon to provide fast, simple, and painless IV hydration to reduce the serious consequences of dehydration. If this is your first long distance event you should be aware of the dangers associated with dehydration and if you are a veteran runner you already know the importance of our service. We provide fluid and electrolyte replacement to individuals with symptoms of dehydration, such as muscle aches and cramping, to aid in a speedy recovery and help to deter a trip to the emergency room. This can be done at the event or days after you cross the finish line.

ThrIV is certified to bill all major insurance carriers for our services, and for Phoenix Marathon participants, who do not have insurance, we are now offering a $40 discount for cash paying customers. Don’t let yourself or you loved one suffer from the symptoms of dehydration, make ThrIV IV hydration services a part of your Phoenix Marathon experience!

Tips for first time marathon runner

1. One of the major mistakes that first-time runners make a mistake on is buying new shoes for the race to match their new outfit. If you are going to buy new shoes, run in them for at least 10 miles at your planned marathon pace. The last thing you are going to want is a blister or sore feet before you are even a quarter into the run! OUCH!

2. Hydration is very important pre-race, during, and after the race! Water stations are provided at designated points along the marathon course; however, ThrIV will be in a medical tent at the end of the race to help replace fluids and essential electrolytes lost during the race.

3. You should be training at about the same time every morning, as you will be running your race. This way your bowel habits are ready for the 13.1 or 26.2 miles. On the same note, it is important not to eat anything different the day before or the morning of the race!

4. Often over looked is the importance of a great warm up prior to the run. At least 5-10 minutes of jogging or jump roping, followed by 15 minutes of stretch, can make or break you killing your target time.

5. Most first timers do not know the importance of following the race line. The races are typically measured based on the shortest possible route; so stick to the line!