Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vegetarian Athletes Ready to Run for the Lives of Animals

Vegetarian Athletes Ready to Run for the Lives of Animals

Philadelphia, Pa., August 18—Team Vegan Philly, a group of vegan and vegetarian

athletes from the Greater Philadelphia region, will be running in the

Philadelphia Marathon for the third year in a row on November 20 and 21.

The group will be raising money for outreach efforts being done by the Humane

League of Philadelphia. Team Vegan Philly also hopes to raise awareness of the

benefits to both animals and people of leading a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

Members of Team Vegan Philly will run the marathon, half-marathon, or 8K race.

Runners will train through group runs and discuss nutrition tips to prepare for

the races.

“We welcome all runners—from novices to professionals,” says Humane League

Director Nick Cooney. “We’re a group of vegans and vegetarians that want to have

fun running while raising money to benefit the lives of animals.”

The Humane League is a Philadelphia-based non-profit animal protection

organization that strives to create a more compassionate world for animals

through education, campaigns and rescue.

The group is still looking for interested participants to join Team Vegan

Philly. For more information or to register, visit

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