Why Plant Based?


Although there is still a distinction between plant based and vegan, Animal Run combines the best of both philosophies. Animal Run’s plant based (vegan) events exclude all forms of exploitation of animals for food, clothing or other purposes. For example, you won’t see wool, leather, silk, meat, eggs, dairy or honey at any Animal Run event. As much as possible, Animal Run events serve whole foods because they are better for our bodies.

By supporting plant based businesses, you support organizations promoting health and well being. By supporting plant based events, you reduce environmental degradation (such as deforestation and ocean dead zones) by not participating in the systematic ecological damage that results from animal husbandry. You will be amazed at how easy it is to enjoy a plant based day along with an outdoor fun run.

What is a Green Event?

As an eco-friendly, sustainable “green” event, Animal Run uses organic, recycled and biodegradable materials. For example, our t-shirts (available for purchase) are made of bamboo and organic cotton sourced from EthixMerch. As much as possible, Animal Run refreshments are made from organic products that keep our environmental footprint small. Single-use plastic bags, plastic bottles or plastic medals will not be available at our events. Digital photographs will be provided for free. The Animal Run team strives to best serve both your health and the environment. Thank you for your support!