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How Do You Spark?

By Rock 'n' Roll, 02/20/23, 2:00PM EST


We talked to real-life runners for their favorite ways to use our Official Energy Drink.

FEB 20, 2023

This article is presented by AdvoCare Spark® 

AdvoCare Spark® is the Official Energy Drink of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. It’s a great-tasting energy drink mix for everyday energy, fuel and focus. Spark® contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you a quick boost of energy, B vitamins to enhance your body's natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, and neuroactive ingredients that enhance mental focus and alertness.

We talked to runners in our community about when they use Spark® in their daily life. Here are some of our favorite answers:


For kicking off the day

Brook Schneider grew up as a sprinter and hurdler in her younger years and decided to run again after having kids.  Though she never considered herself a "marathoner,” she has now done three full marathons and several half marathons. She also currently enjoys relay races and ultra-relay races.   

“Running was a great way to get back in shape and I also found joy in having a little time alone with my thoughts. I love the way my mind works when I run more than I love running itself. When I get out on the road, my thoughts become clear, and I work through a lot of the clutter in my brain.” 

Schneider’s favorite way to use Spark® is for a boost of energy in the morning. “I drink my Spark first thing in the morning. I shake it and drink ice cold.” She substituted Spark® for coffee when it was first introduced to her and now she incorporates it into her workout routine. "I can always count on my Spark® to get me through the day!”

Next, meet Susan Ready. She has completed multiple half marathons and eight full marathons. She loves running solo and with friends alike. “I’ve enjoyed it both ways. It’s nice to have someone with a common goal, but I also love the time alone.” Ready drinks Spark® every single morning shortly after waking up and says it replaced coffee for her many years ago.

Jade Moss is also an avid Spark® user. She started running in college where she studied as an Exercise Science major. “Running helps me with my mental health and overall wellness,” she says. “Running is an escape for me. I love putting on my favorite tunes and blocking out the world around me.”

Moss loves Spark® for the focus and energy it gives her to run. It helps her know she’s getting her required vitamins and minerals for the day. To jumpstart her mornings, she mixes Spark® with AdvoCare Rehydrate® for everyday energy and hydration. “I have so many different combos I pick from every morning!”

For running fuel

Molly Kanning got into running 12 years ago as a self-challenge. She grew up with severe asthma and was never able to go up a set of stairs, let alone run, without using her inhaler. She bought a treadmill, put it in her kitchen and trained her lungs to handle running by taking it one step at a time.

Kanning drinks Spark® 15-30 minutes prior to starting a run. On days calling for a longer training run, she takes an extra bottle of Spark® to drink halfway through for the fuel she needs to finish.

For everyday energy  

Veronica Perales is the type of runner that takes on new challenges in a variety of distances and trails. She says she loves how running has helped her stay fit and healthy. Through running, she’s met many people and has traveled to interesting places. Perales uses Spark® every morning whether she runs or not. “It’s my go-to in the mornings and a few hours after lunch for a little pick me up,” she says.

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AdvoCare Spark® is the Official Energy Drink of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. 

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