VegMichigan

Upcoming Events

Nov
25
Sat
6:30 pm Thanks-Living Vegan Potluck @ Troy, Michigan
Thanks-Living Vegan Potluck @ Troy, Michigan
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Thanks-Living Vegan Potluck @ Troy, Michigan
VegMichigan’s Annual Vegan Thanks-Living Potluck Dinner will be held in Troy on Saturday, November 25th. Bring your best vegan dish ... Read More >
Dec
3
Sun
1:00 pm Lansing Vegan Brunch Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Lansing Vegan Brunch Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Open to anyone and everyone! A vegan ‘Brunch style’ potluck will be held from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December ... Read More >
Dec
5
Tue
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Auburn Hills | Michigan | United States
Attendees will learn how to prepare tasty and nutritious vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructors Vera and Jeff Hampton and will get ... Read More >
Dec
12
Tue
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn how to prepare vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructor Jeri and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes ... Read More >
Jan
1
Mon
all-day VegMichigan’s January Trenton Li... @ Trenton Memorial Library
VegMichigan’s January Trenton Li... @ Trenton Memorial Library
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at 2790 Westfield, Trenton, Mi. 48183. Contact: Francene Sanak (734) 676-9777 fsanak@trentonlibrary.mi.us.
Jan
10
Wed
6:30 pm Joel Fuhrman, MD @ Groves High School Main Auditorium
Joel Fuhrman, MD @ Groves High School Main Auditorium
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Joel Fuhrman, MD @ Groves High School Main Auditorium | Beverly Hills | Michigan | United States
Kickoff your best year yet with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD. He is a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher, specializing ... Read More >
Feb
1
Thu
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 >
Mar
1
Thu
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 >
Apr
1
Sun
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >

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