running

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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