Prairie Farms recently partnered with the Humana Kentucky Derby miniMarathon and Marathon, offering runners chocolate milk to better power their race. Though the event was understandably postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, we here at Deli Market News are still celebrating the partnership to spread the value of chocolate milk as a post-exercise recovery drink.
“Scientific studies have concluded that chocolate milk makes for an excellent recovery drink following strenuous exercise,” said Dante Carpenter, a Prairie Farms dairy farmer based out of Russell Springs, Kentucky. “I’m delighted that chocolate milk sourced from local farms right here in Kentucky will be fueling the runners.”
The Humana miniMarathon and Marathon marks the largest off-road racing in Kentucky, with over 12,000 participants, a press release stated. The 2020 races will mark the 47th annual miniMarathon and 19th annual Marathon.
“Chocolate milk has become a drink of choice for our runners after crossing the finish line,” said Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO, at a time when the event was still set to take place. “The Prairie Farms partnership is a perfect addition to the event. It will be part of a new Kentucky Proud experience for participants, featuring locally sourced post-race nutrition.”
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