Shan is a 44-year-old ultramarathon runner and sponsorship marketing professional. He's completed 51 ultramarathon races—winning several—and, has more than 20 years of sponsorship consulting experience, working with major brands and properties of all types. Shan has also run several multi-day expeditions all over the world raising money and awareness for a variety of charities. In 2020 Shan ran 3,255 miles from San Francisco to the Connecticut coast, nearly 40 miles a day, raising awareness and over $45,000 for Foodshare. In 2022 Shan ran the entire length of the East Coast Greenway (2960 miles in 78 days) with bike support from his wife, Josh. raising nearly $20,000 and bringing awareness to the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
Joshuaine (Josh) Grant
Josh is a 51-year-old cyclist, ultrarunner, mom, and scientist. She studied biophysics and biochemistry and works for Applied BioMath, providing mathematical modeling support to pharma/biotech clients. Josh started ultrarunning in 2021 but has been cycling for decades. She has done multi-day rides and charity events all over the country (both mountain and road biking). Most recently she provided bike support to Shan in his 2022 run on the East Coast Greenway. Josh handled the planning and logistics, riding her bike, and towing their gear in a trailer. Her two boys (20 and 16) are also outdoorsy and adventure-seeking as can be seen in their snowboarding, skiing, hang-gliding, and rock-climbing passions.