VegMichigan

Upcoming Events

Jun
1
Fri
all-day VegMichigan’s June Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
VegMichigan’s June Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Carl Sandburg Library, 30100 W. Seven Mile Rd. Livonia, Mi. 48152. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s June St. Clair Sho... @ St. Clair Shores Public Library
VegMichigan’s June St. Clair Sho... @ St. Clair Shores Public Library
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 E 11 Mile Rd, St. ... Read More >
Jul
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s July Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
VegMichigan’s July Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Carl Sandburg Library, 30100 W. Seven Mile Rd. Livonia 48152. Contact: ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s July Livonia Civic... @ Livonia Civic Center Public Library
VegMichigan’s July Livonia Civic... @ Livonia Civic Center Public Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Livonia Civic Center Public Library, 32777 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI ... Read More >
Jul
8
Sun
6:00 pm Lansing Vegan Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Lansing Vegan Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to anyone and everyone! A vegan potluck will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8th, at ... Read More >
Jul
11
Wed
6:30 pm Flint Dinner Club @ Grill of India
Flint Dinner Club @ Grill of India
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  VegMichigan will be hosting its first Flint Dinner Club!  If you are in the area, please come out for ... Read More >
Jul
20
Fri
11:00 am Detroit Warped Tour Leafletting @ Meadow Brook Ampitheatre
Detroit Warped Tour Leafletting @ Meadow Brook Ampitheatre
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Detroit Warped Tour Leafletting @ Meadow Brook Ampitheatre | Rochester | Michigan | United States
The Humane League is looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours on Friday, July 20, to leaflet at ... Read More >
Jul
22
Sun
12:00 pm SASHA Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm
SASHA Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SASHA Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm | Manchester | Michigan | United States
VegMichigan will be promoting the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan diet at Sanctuary and Safe Haven for ... Read More >
Jul
25
Wed
7:00 pm Super Simple Super Nutrition @ Caroline Kennedy Public Library
Super Simple Super Nutrition @ Caroline Kennedy Public Library
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dr. Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD will show us how to get super nutrition – using real food you find in your ... Read More >
Aug
1
Wed
all-day VegMichigan’s August Allen Park ... @ Allen Park Community Center Library
VegMichigan’s August Allen Park ... @ Allen Park Community Center Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Please check out our library display located at Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White Ave., Allen Park, Mi. 48101. Contact: ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s August Auburn Hill... @ Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
VegMichigan’s August Auburn Hill... @ Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Please check out our library display located at Auburn Hills OCC Library, 22900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Contact: ... Read More >
Aug
5
Sun
11:00 am VegMichigan’s Free SummerFest! @ Madonna University
VegMichigan’s Free SummerFest! @ Madonna University
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
VegMichigan's Free SummerFest! @ Madonna University | Livonia | Michigan | United States
Come and enjoy your favorite summer foods, great bands, fun games, and more!  Free Admission and Free Parking!
Aug
6
Mon
6:30 pm Cooking with Que Cooking Demo @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center
Cooking with Que Cooking Demo @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cooking with Que Cooking Demo @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center | Southfield | Michigan | United States
Quiana “Que” Broden, is a renowned vegan food blogger that has 15 years of experience in the food service and ... Read More >
Aug
7
Tue
10:30 am The Benefits of Transitioning to... @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center
The Benefits of Transitioning to... @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Benefits of Transitioning to a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center  | Southfield | Michigan | United States
Debby Knight Jones; BAS/CHES and Denise Kling-Pelto; CHNC are teachers and presenters for the Plant-Based Support Group and Plant-Healthy Gals.   ... Read More >

October 12 Group Run, Breakfast and Book Signing with No Meat Athlete

October 12 Group Run, Breakfast and Book Signing with No Meat Athlete

by Renee Ratliff

no meat athleteWhether the thought of participating in a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon or more excites you or makes you cringe, there’s no question that running takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Good nutrition and diet are key components in any runner’s training plan, and for some, that means a plant-based diet.

Vegan ultramarathoner and blogger Matt Frazier visits Ann Arbor, Saturday, October 12 to discuss his new book “No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self”, as well as talk about his active, vegan lifestyle. Copies of the book will be for sale, and the event includes a book signing.

Matt Frazier started nomeatathlete.com in 2009 to introduce people to this incredible, healthy, compassionate, sustainable way of life. Roughly around the same time he transitioned to a vegetarian diet, and qualified for the Boston Marathon six months later. In 2010, he ran his first 50-mile ultramarathon, and has since run several other marathons and ultras, including the recent 100-mile Burning River Endurance Run in Ohio. He credits his success and good health to a plant-based diet.

“I want to show athletes who aren’t yet vegetarian — but who are just curious enough that the title of the book intrigues them to pick it up — that this diet can absolutely work for sports.” Matt Frazier, “I want to help people who are already vegetarian/vegan/raw, but not active, to get in shape and discover the tremendous power in doing something they used to think impossible, and I want to give people who are already plant-based, already athletes, more tools to take both pursuits to the next level”

This free event is sponsored by VegMichigan, a nonprofit organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet. In conjunction with the October 12 event, local business Running Fit (at the corner of 4th Ave and E. Liberty) will be hosting group runs with Matt at 7:00 a.m. (for distances over 10 miles) and 7:30 a.m. (for distances under 10 miles). Anyone interested in running is invited to lace up and join them, no registration required! A vegan breakfast will be available at The Running Institute (connected next door to Running Fit) from 7:30-9:30 a.m. There will also be a discussion on his book and lifestyle at the Ann Arbor District Library starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

Event Details

Event Sponsors: Rnning Fit, The Running Institute, Ann Arbor District Library, Arbor Brewing Company, Whole Foods, Shimmy Shack, Jazzy Veggie, The Lunch Room, Seva

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