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Join the Toronto Veg Team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half/Full Marathon or 5K

Run or walk the 5k, half, or full marathon to raise funds for the Toronto Vegetarian Association on October 20th! All team members are invited to a post-run dinner at Cosmic Treats at 10% off and receive a discounted rate for their race registration and the opportunity to purchase a discounted Toronto Veg Team shirt. Be one of the first 12 people to sign up and you’ll get FREE registration!   Here’s what past team members have to say about their experience on the team:   “I was thrilled with the amount of resources, support (and fun!) I received in running with the Toronto Vegetarian Team. This was my first 10k. I had a lot to learn – both in running and in successfully fundraising for a cause near and dear to my heart. But I felt well prepared with the amazing help of TVA along the way. Still learning and hope to participate again! Plant powered, for life!” – Stephanie Kittell   “This walk is an event I look forward to for months. I also enjoy fundraising and fortunately I have a loyal group of friends who do not tire of supporting the cause year after year. My family has… Read More


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Join the Toronto Vegetarian Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Registration is open for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon and 5k (taking place October 21st, 2018), and we’re accepting members to join our team!   You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate, and the first ten people who sign up and pledge to raise $300 or more in the half or full marathon, or $250 or more in the 5k, will get free registration! But that’s not all. We’re really excited about some new perks for team members this year including a private, exclusive virtual Q&A with Bart Yasso (Runners World’s “mayor of running”), 15% off at a post-run dinner at Suup Health Bar, and a yoga for runners workshop from Samantha Doyle. All team members will also receive a tip sheet on weight-training exercises for runners from vegan personal trainer Paul Landini, and a sample of Profi Pro’s complete, plant-based protein powder. Of course there will be great prizes for the top fundraisers on the team that include gift cards from Bloomer’s and Kupfert and Kim, shiatsu massages from Shiatsu by Ivan, and personal training sessions with Paul Landini. Our goal is to raise $14,000… Read More


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Join the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Registration is open for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon and 5k (taking place October 22nd, 2017), and we’re accepting members to join our team!   You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate, and the first ten people who sign up and pledge to raise $300 or more for TVA will get free registration! But that’s not all. We’re really excited about some special new perks for team members this year including a private, exclusive virtual Q and A with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary, 10% off at a post run dinner at Cosmic Treats, and a lecture on vegetarian nutrition for athletes from registered vegan dietitian Pamela Fergusson. All team members will also get product samples from Garden Life Foods, a voucher for a free yoga class from Ahimsa Yoga and tea samples from MNR Distributors. Of course there will be great prizes for the top three fundraisers which this year will include gifts from Bloomer’s, Whole Foods, and the new local, vegan-owned personal training company Present Truth Fitness. Our goal is to… Read More


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Five Great Post-Workout Snacks

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator   While vegetarians and vegans are a diverse bunch in many ways, there seems to be one common thread, and that’s an obsession with food. Our Toronto Veg Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon each year is no different and even though training and fundraising is top of mind, so is EATING! After a weekend long run or doing hill repeats, it’s important as ever for runners to re-fuel with carbohydrates and protein to keep their energy up and their muscles strong. Here are five great post-workout snacks that do just that! A giant smoothie: Smoothies aren’t just for fruit anymore. Throw in leafy greens which help fight inflammation, protein sources like peanut butter, flax or chia seeds, oats for carbs, and your favourite plant-based milk such as almond or coconut. A bagel with your favourite topping: Top a toasted bagel with peanut butter and chopped banana and you’ve quickly filled your quota for post-run carbs and protein! If you love to spread mashed avocado with chili flakes on your bagel as much as I do, just top it with hemp seeds as well to amp up the protein. Brownie smoothie:… Read More


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Run or Walk on the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Registration is open for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon and 5k (taking place October 16, 2016), and we’re accepting members to join our team! You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate, and the first ten people who sign up and pledge to raise $300 or more for TVA will get free registration! But that’s not all. We’re really excited about some special new perks for team members this year including a private, exclusive virtual Q and A with Rich Roll, 10% off at a post run dinner at Cosmic Treats, and 50% off a Toronto Veg Team technical shirt you can wear on race day designed exclusively for the team by Clothing Culture.  All team members will also get product samples from Vega and coupons from Earth Balance. Of course there will be great prizes for the top three fundraisers which this year will include gifts from Bloomer’s, Whole Foods, Earth Balance and the Rich Roll podcast. Our goal is to raise $12,000 for TVA to expand our outreach program, distribute more… Read More


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Run or Walk with the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Click here to sponsor the Toronto Vegetarian Team!   Registration is open for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon and 5k, and we’re accepting members to join our team! You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate, and the first ten people who sign up and pledge to raise $200 or more for TVA will get free registration! But that’s not all. All team members will receive 50% off of a running shirt from No Meat Athlete, VEGA products, free tea from MNR Distributors, and product coupons from Earth Balance. Plus, you have the opportunity to win great prizes from other sponsors including The Vegan Duchess, Whole Foods, Marni Wasserman and more if you’re one of the top three fundraisers on the team. Our goal is to raise $12,000 for TVA to expand our outreach program, distribute more vegetarian starter kits, and bring in more high profile speakers to the Annual Vegetarian Food Festival! Most importantly, the larger our team is and the bigger our presence at the race, the louder our… Read More


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Run or Walk on the Toronto Vegetarian Team!

Click here to sponsor the Toronto Vegetarian Team! Registration is open for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon and 5k, and we’re accepting members to join our team! You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate, and the first ten people who sign up and pledge to raise $200 or more for TVA will get free registration! But that’s not all. All team members will receive VEGA products, a free vegan Indian meal from MNR Distributors, an invitation to a raw cooking demonstration by Andria Barrett and an invitation to a post-run dinner at Rawlicious where they’ll get a free smoothie and shared appetizer. New this year – team members will also get 50% off of a running shirt from No Meat Athlete and a coupon for 50% off anything at the Meat Free Athlete store so you can run the race with a clear veg message if you like! Plus, you have the opportunity to win some great prizes from Marni Wasserman, Grasslands, Savour Toronto’s Vegecursion tours, Meat Free Athlete,… Read More


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Walk or Run with the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Click here to see the Toronto Vegetarian Team’s page and sponsor a runner on the team! Are you a plant-powered runner? Or do you just love to go out for a long walk on a beautiful autumn morning? Want to spread the word that vegetarians are strong and healthy? Then join the Toronto Vegetarian Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 20th! You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate. But that’s not all! Thanks to our generous sponsors Vega, Fresh Restaurants, Marni Wasserman, VegNews Magazine, Know Thy Food, Chef Mary Hulbert, Monarch Park Stadium and Whole Foods, team members this year will get: FREE fitness talk from Marni Wasserman at her brand new Delicious Knowledge studio FREE yoga for runners class from Vega rep and FlipSwitch Studios FREE raw cooking demonstration from chef Mary Hulbert Tree-free subscription to VegNews magazine… Read More


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Walk or Run on the Toronto Vegetarian Team

Click here to see the Toronto Vegetarian Team’s page and sponsor a runner on the team! Are you a plant-powered runner? Or do you just love to go out for a long walk on a beautiful autumn morning? Want to spread the word that vegetarians are strong and healthy? Then join the Toronto Vegetarian Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 20th! You can sign up to walk or run the 5k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon to raise funds to support TVA. Everyone on the team receives a special discounted charity registration rate. But that’s not all! Thanks to our generous sponsors Vega, Fresh Restaurants, Marni Wasserman, VegNews Magazine, Know Thy Food, Chef Mary Hulbert, Monarch Park Stadium and Whole Foods, team members this year will get: FREE fitness talk from Marni Wasserman at her brand new Delicious Knowledge studio FREE yoga for runners class from Vega rep and FlipSwitch Studios FREE raw cooking demonstration from chef Mary Hulbert Tree-free subscription to VegNews magazine… Read More


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