On-Course Nutrition

Aid stations providing water and medical support are located at every mile along the half marathon course. Over 300 volunteers provide runners with cups of water and UCAN’s Lemon-Lime Hydrate electrolyte replacement drink (served at nearly every on course aid station). UCAN Fuel is served at about mile 7 on the half marathon course.

Each water station has a team captain and up to 40 volunteers. Groups that man the water stations vary from youth groups and boy scout troops to local businesses and friends who have volunteered for many years.

ON-COURSE NUTRITION

The Faxon Law Fairfield Road Races strive to provide our runners with the best possible on-course nutrition and this year we have partnered again with Generation UCAN, a local Connecticut company committed to fueling runners the healthy way.

Generation UCAN is the go-to sports nutrition of Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and other elites including Sarah Crouch and Dathan Ritzenhein. Generation UCAN also aims to serve everyday runners looking to improve their times and stay fit.

UCANFuel is available before the race and at one aid station on course. UCAN’s revolutionary sports drink is powered by SuperStarch, a unique carbohydrate that delivers steady, long-lasting energy by keeping blood sugar stable. SuperStarch was originally developed for kids with life threatening hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and helps runners avoid the highs and lows in energy caused by sugar-based products.

UCAN Hydrate electrolyte replacement drink (no sugar or calories) will be available at nearly every aid station for hydration and will be served at the finish. The UCAN Hydrate electrolyte drink was designed by an Olympic dietitian to replenish the mix of nutrients lost in sweat.

Training with UCAN allows athletes to sustain energy on fewer calories and burn more fat for fuel instead of relying on constantly refueling with sugars. All UCAN products contain no sugar, are gluten-free, and easy on the stomach.

Learn more about how to train with UCAN at generationucan.com/ucanrun.