WHAT IT IS: A team of runners Training and Competing on a 100% plant-based diet with certain goal races in mind: The first will be the California International Marathon with a few tune-up races leading up to CIM. OUR GOAL AND MISSION: The Project objective is to support and promote a healthy vegan diet by using Athleticism as a means to show and educate others on the benefits of eating this way, and what it can do for our performance as athletes. We welcome all runners, even if not competitive, who are willing to commit to a plant-based (i.e. vegan) diet and keep it at least through the goal race day. For some runners, this will be taken on as a new dietary challenge to see how well they perform following a plant-based lifestyle. For others, the goal will be to continue training and competing as vegans to help demonstrate how well it works! For the rest, the mission will simply be to join our team to support the cause and be part of the movement. You are welcome to train with us and come to our meetups for support and encouragement, even if you are not Vegan, however, in order to compete with us and represent Team Veg with our shirt, one must be fully plant based, with the exception of honey.
Additional Details: There will be weekly local group training & support meet-ups throughout the season, led by myself (Jed Soliz) or other Team Veg Athletes. California International Marathon was the first goal race and and now, Shamrock is the next. If you missed the signups because it is sold out, we will have other races during the spring that you can join us with. we hope to get sponsorship in the future, but for now participants must be willing to pay for there own entry fees and Team shirts. We now have "Team Veg" Cotton and Racing Tech shirts. There are a few tune-up races that I will be doing this spring to get ready for the main event and because Shamrock is mid-season There will be several after. Team Veg teammates are welcome to join me for any of these. Check meetups to find out which races we plan on doing. (Additional races may be added at a later date.) Thanks for your interest in our team! We hope to see you out there! A facebook page for this event will soon be up. Any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Post race: Now that CIM is finished, we will start training for another focus race in a few weeks. This will be Shamrockin Half Marathon in March. Stay tuned for Meetup Details on that!