Heartbeets Run Club

Get it? Heartbeets? We’re the Vancouver run club powered by plants!

We love running on the seawall and in the forest, four-legged friends are always welcome and we loooove sipping on green smoothies and chatting about everything plant-based as a group post-run. All are welcome!

Next run: Saturday, December 9th at 9:30am – meet at Kokomo (611 Gore Ave) for a 5KM jog

Those who have requested a shorter run, this one’s for you! This weekend’s seawall jog will be short, sweet and full of convo. Come to meet new people, have a quick sweat and grab an acai bowl afterwards at Kokomo — you’ll be so glad you did.

As usual, there’ll be complimentary To Die For treats and we’re doing another round of vegan trivia after the run (the prize is a Kokomo gift card and a To Die For loaf).

See the running route above and shoot me an email if you have any questions. We run as a group and the pace hovers around 5:30/km – if this differs from your usual please be prepared to fly solo (or bring a running friend?). If you’re a new runner, this is a great first run to join for as it’s all seawall to tough to get lost! As usual, dogs are welcome and babies in strollers too (if you’re comfortable carrying it up a few flights of stairs – we can all help!).

Let me know if you need help finding a ride.

DETAILS:
When: Saturday, December 9th at Kokomo, depart at 9:30am
Starting point: Kokomo (611 Gore Ave in Chinatown)
Distance: ~5KM
Average pace: ~5:30/KM
FUTURE RUNS TO PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR:
Friday, December 15th – 6:30am at Jericho Beach Parking Lot East (~8-9km)
Contact Erin at erin@itstodiefor.ca with any questions
ABOUT HEARTBEETS RUN CLUB: This group was born out of a passion to connect with community and spread the good word about the magic of a plant-based diet. During my athletic career playing NCAA Div. 1 volleyball in South Carolina, I was a ‘proud carnivore’ and focused on eating as much animal protein as possible. Ironically, I remember never feeling full. I was a bottomless pit and figured all this meant was that I should eat more meat. I didn’t realize that what I was eating was the problem. Years later, after watching documentaries like Forks Over Knives, I transitioned to a plant-based diet and, for the first time, felt fully satiated. All along, I’d been lacking nutrients and proper fuel. Plants are what my body was hungry for! I also noticed a change in my energy. I went from dreading my runs and dragging my feet, to literally hopping out of bed and running further and faster than I ever had before. Feel free to join for a run to chat more about plant-based diets / running / energy levels!
Email erin if you have any questions (erin at itstodiefor dot ca) about the run.

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