VegMichigan

Upcoming Events

Feb
1
Thu
all-day VegMichigan’s February Roseville... @ Roseville Public Library
VegMichigan’s February Roseville... @ Roseville Public Library
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Civic Center Blvd, Roseville, MI 48066. Contact: ... Read More >
12:00 am VegMichigan’s February Plymouth ... @ Plymouth District Library
VegMichigan’s February Plymouth ... @ Plymouth District Library
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am
Please check out our library display, located at Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main St., Plymouth, Mi. 48170. Contact: Susan ... Read More >
Feb
23
Fri
6:30 pm Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
We are excited to partner with our good friends at The Humane Society of Huron Valley for this fun event with ... Read More >
Feb
28
Wed
6:00 pm Tabling @ Groves High School
Tabling @ Groves High School
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VegMichigan will be promoting the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan diet at Groves High School in Beverly ... Read More >
Mar
1
Thu
all-day VegMichigan’s March Auburn Hills... @ Auburn Hills Public Library
VegMichigan’s March Auburn Hills... @ Auburn Hills Public Library
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E Seyburn Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s March Redford Town... @ Redford Township District Library
VegMichigan’s March Redford Town... @ Redford Township District Library
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Redford Township District Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Rd., Redford, Mi. 48240. ... Read More >
Mar
8
Thu
3:00 pm V313 Vegan Event @ Eastern Market, Shed 5
V313 Vegan Event @ Eastern Market, Shed 5
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VegMichigan will have a table and will be participating in a panel discussion at a vegan event at Detroit’s Eastern ... Read More >
Mar
12
Mon
all-day VegWeek @ Eastern Michigan University
VegWeek @ Eastern Michigan University
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day
VegWeek @ Eastern Michigan University
VegMichigan will be sponsoring a number of events during Eastern Michigan University’s VegWeek, including a vegan food tasting and plant-based ... Read More >
Mar
15
Thu
6:00 pm March Dinner Club @ LaMarsa (Brighton)
March Dinner Club @ LaMarsa (Brighton)
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For our March Dinner Club, we will be venturing to LaMarsa in Brighton. They will be preparing a special all-you-can-eat ... Read More >
Apr
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s April Oak Park Lib... @ Oak Park Public Library
VegMichigan’s April Oak Park Lib... @ Oak Park Public Library
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Boulevard Oak Park, MI 48237. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library
VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, Mi. 48174. Contact: Aubrey Franklin ... Read More >
Apr
29
Sun
10:30 am VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan | Novi | Michigan | United States
The VegFest has been a Michigan tradition for 19 years! Come see what all the excitement is about.  Try free ... Read More >
May
1
Tue
all-day VegMichigan’s May Henry Ford Cen... @ Henry Ford Centennial Library
VegMichigan’s May Henry Ford Cen... @ Henry Ford Centennial Library
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, Mi. 48126. Contact: Patty ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s May Wayne Public L... @ Wayne Public Library
VegMichigan’s May Wayne Public L... @ Wayne Public Library
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd. Wayne MI. 48184. Contact: Sean ... 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