UCAN and Marathon Training Academy Partner to Present “Social Distancing” Run Gone Viral

April 30, 2020

With races having been postponed or cancelled for the foreseeable future, athletes are looking for other ways to get motivated and express their competitive nature. Marathon Training Academy, in partnership with UCAN, is presenting the “Social Distancing” Run in honor of our un-run races. It has since gone viral, attracting over 14,000 registrants in 5 weeks.

“We put this virtual race together so we could continue to engage and support the running community that has given us so much,” says Trevor Spencer, who co-owns MTA with his wife Angie Spencer. “We never thought it would grow this fast, but people have been so excited to share the concept and unique finisher medal.”

Even Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein are getting involved in the action. “It’s important for people to still have a competitive outlet and have fun, especially during challenging times like these.” Fellow pro runner and Team UCAN athlete Sarah Sellers, who placed 2nd at the Boston Marathon in 2018, will appear on MTA’s Facebook feed on Thursday, April 30th at 2pm ET for a LIVE Q&A session with Trevor for the registered runners.

The “Social Distancing” Run offers a free option, along with several paid options that include the finisher medal, an MTA Training Plan, and MTA gear. All entries include the ability to join the “Social Distancing” Run Facebook Group that has amassed over 6,000 members already.

“We were immediately excited about the idea since it aligns so well with the UCAN mindset that ‘you can.’ You can overcome obstacles, you can remain fit through running and healthy nutrition despite our situation, and you can still achieve greatness in the face of adversity,” says Shoba Murali, CEO of UCAN. “With UCAN, the pursuit never stops.”

For more information, and to register for the “Social Distancing” Run, use this link:


About Marathon Training Academy:

The Marathon Training Academy exists to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives and achieve fitness goals by unleashing their marathon potential. Through the MTA podcast, which has been downloaded over 9 million times, runners of all abilities are inspired and equipped to go the distance. Co-hosts Angie and Trevor Spencer want you to believe that you have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life!

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, elite triathletes, cyclists, thought leaders in health and performance, recreational athletes, and everyday people looking for steady energy without all the sugar. UCAN is a company built on purpose and passion. Learn more at ucan.co and get the latest buzz in the UCAN world @GenUCAN on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. UCAN nutrition products are currently available in powder and bar format, in a variety of flavors, at 350+ specialty run, bike and tri stores around the country, at all Lifetime gyms, and can be purchased online at ucan.co and on Amazon. #UCAN