Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Expands Partnership with UCAN as Official Energy Nutrition and Hydration Sponsor

May 9th, 2019

Jumping Fences, Inc. is pleased to announce UCAN as the Official Energy Nutrition and Hydration Sponsor of the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.

“Our courses are challenging and we want to give our runners the best products on the course to help them be successful and finish strong,” said Melissa Faukner, Director of Marketing for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. “We were thrilled to be able to expand our partnership with UCAN this year and offer our runners more on-course options.”

The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon is celebrating its 42nd running this summer on July 28th.  Four distances are offered: an ultra, full marathon, two half marathon courses and a Saturday and Sunday 5k, plus options for virtual races and challenges to earn more medals. Runners are met with incredible views and challenging courses. Course highlights include running past SF iconic landmarks such as Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury and of course, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon is a true summer bucket list destination race.

“We are thrilled to partner with an iconic race like The San Francisco Marathon and to work with an organization like RUN365 to focus on year-round fitness and health for runners,” says Shoba Murali, CEO of The UCAN Company. “At UCAN, we believe nutrition is about much more than what you do on race-day and we’re excited to help runners fuel their goals the healthy way.”

UCAN was originally created for a purpose – to provide energy for a child with a rare condition that prohibits the body from producing its own blood sugar, resulting in frequent and dangerous episodes of hypoglycemia. Out of this need came SuperStarch®, a patented, slow-releasing carbohydrate that delivers steady, long-lasting energy with no spikes and no crash.

After conducting clinical trials on athletes, who also need to work to manage their glucose levels, UCAN launched nutrition products powered by SuperStarch® in 2012. Top marathoners like 4x Olympian Meb Keflezighi, 2018 Boston Marathon runner-up Sarah Sellers and over 40 U.S Olympic Marathon Trials qualifiers for 2020 fuel their training with UCAN.

“The mission behind UCAN, the call to action that ‘you can,’ resonates well with our runners,” said Faukner. “We have over 27,000 runners join us every summer who create their own “UCAN” moment by crossing our finish line.”

UCAN will be providing runners with a variety of products on San Francisco Marathon race day. UCAN Energy Powders, powered by SuperStarch®, will be served at the race start for steady, long-lasting energy that’s gentle on the stomach. UCAN Hydrate, a zero calorie/no sugar electrolyte replacement, will be available at every water stop on the course. UCAN Energy Bars will be offered to runners at the finish to help avoid a post-race crash.

UCAN nutrition products are currently available in powder and bar format, in a variety of flavors, at 350+ specialty running stores around the country and also can be purchased online.

To learn more or register to run the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, visit: https://www.thesfmarathon.com/

To learn more or register to run Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon, visit:  https://berkeleyhalfmarathon.com/

About the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon:

The original San Francisco endurance race delivers spectacular scenery steeped in community tradition. This Boston Marathon Qualifying event, Olympic Team Trials Qualifier and USATF sanctioned race starts under the twinkling morning lights of the Bay Bridge by the Ferry Building, runs along the Embarcadero, over the Golden Gate Bridge for full marathoners, along the coastal trail in the Presidio, through Golden Gate Park, the Haight Ashbury District and past AT&T Giants ballpark before finishing in front of Cupid’s Arrow on the waterfront of San Francisco Bay. The 42nd annual event includes a race for runners of all levels: 5K (Saturday and Sunday), two half marathons, a full marathon and ultramarathon. Visit us at www.TheSFMarathon.com.

About UCAN:  

UCAN delivers smarter energy powered by SuperStarch®, a patented, slow-releasing complex carbohydrate that delivers steady, long-lasting energy with no spikes and no crash. Originally created for a child with a rare metabolic disorder, UCAN Energy Powders and Energy Bars with SuperStarch® are the go-to nutrition for over 80 colleges, 40 pro teams, Olympic marathoners, thought leaders in health and performance, and everyday athletes looking for steady energy without all the sugar. UCAN is a company built on purpose and passion. Learn more at generationucan.com and get the latest buzz in the UCAN world @GenUCAN on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit us at generationucan.com. #UCAN #UCanRunSFload

Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Expands Partnership with UCAN as Official Energy Nutrition and Hydration Sponsor

Contact Info

Melissa Faukner
831-578-1299
melissa@jumpingfences.org
www.thesfmarathon.com/

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