VegMichigan

Upcoming Events

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
26
Thu
6:30 pm Lansing Vegan Dinner Club @ Old Chicago Pizza
Lansing Vegan Dinner Club @ Old Chicago Pizza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom for a buffet-style pizza dinner! We are re-visiting Old Chicago because it’s ... 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 >
May
9
Wed
7:30 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Auburn Hills | Michigan | United States
Attendees will learn how to prepare tasty vegan dishes with Cooking with Que’s, Quiana Broden. It’s always a fun time and ... Read More >
May
10
Thu
6:30 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
Join Vicki in our Whole Foods Market kitchen for a demonstration and sampling of healthy and delicious vegan dishes.  You’ll enjoy ... Read More >
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 >
Jun
4
Mon
6:30 pm Diet as Disease Prevention w/ Dr... @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center
Diet as Disease Prevention w/ Dr... @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Diet as Disease Prevention w/ Dr. Kerrie Saunders @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center | Southfield | Michigan | United States
In her talk, Diet as Disease Prevention, Dr. Saunders’ will discuss how eating a healthy and delicious plant-based diet could ... Read More >
Jun
5
Tue
10:30 am Healthy Food Changes & Milk Subs... @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center
Healthy Food Changes & Milk Subs... @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Paul Krause is the president of VegMichigan, the largest non-profit vegetarian/vegan organization in Michigan.  He is also a pharmacist and owned ... Read More >
Jun
9
Sat
10:00 am Motor City Pride @ Hart Plaza
Motor City Pride @ Hart Plaza
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm
Motor City Pride @ Hart Plaza | Detroit | Michigan | United States
VegMichigan will have a booth at this event passing out information about the many benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and ... 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 >

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