Nearly 10 billion (10,000,000,000) farm animals die each year in the U.S. alone to produce meat, dairy and eggs. Globally, the number of deaths exceeds 65 billion (more than six million every hour). These sentient and loving creatures experience a life of physical and emotional torment before being killed.
ANYONE is welcome to join us Saturday June 17, 2017 for the VEGAN POWER 50 K SOLO and RELAY and 25 K! The 50 K SOLO and RELAY will start at 7 am with a 6:45 AM race briefing and the 25 K will start at 10:00 AM with a pre race briefing at 9:45 AM. Check out the gorgeous single track course in the beautiful Berkshires as well as sample some awesome vegan race and recovery food and learn about the power of a plant based diet to slow climate change, preserve our ecosystems, decrease animal suffering and feel vital and alive in your running! THIS YEAR ALL PROFITS WILL BE SPLIT 3 WAYS BETWEEN: VINE SANCTUARY IN VT, RED ROBIN SONG SANCTAURY IN NY AND BLUEBIRD FARM AND WILDLIFE RESCUE IN MA! OH... PS this is a cup free event so make sure you have a hydration system that you wear, or bring a handheld to refill or have one stashed at the SF aid station. THE RACE START AND FINISH AND BIB PICKUP WILL ALL BE HELD AT THE NATURE CENTER AT PITTSFIELD STATE FOREST. THIS IS THE BUILDING DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE LULU BROOK PARKING LOT WHICH WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR A SHUTTLE VOLUNTEER AND MAKE THINGS MORE CONVENIENT FOR EVERYONE BIB AND SWAG PICK UP IS ON SATURDAY MORNING FOR EVERYONE BETWEEN 5:45 AND 6:45 am, 25 k CAN PICK UP THEN OR LATER IN THE MORNING.