Can I purchase energy gels, sports drink and other race day fueling products in Cuba?

Energy gels, sports drinks such as Gatorade, and other running supplies are not available in Cuba. Please note that due to the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba, Cuba has few goods available for sale and shopping in Cuba is limited to basic necessities. 

Please prepare in advance and bring any products you would normally need to run a marathon. This includes not only energy drinks and gels, but also running gear, extra shoelaces and whatever equipment you may require. Again, none of these items are available for purchase in Cuba. 

If in doubt, our Marathon Ambassador, Coach Jenny, advises runners to bring a hydration system and a powdered version of a favorite sports drink or effervescent tabs to add to the water provided along the course.