A Photo-Update on our Amazing NMA Running Groups

It’s been two months since our running groups started, and still this project brings me more joy than anything else we’ve done at No Meat Athlete.

Though I had planned on starting small with the running groups — say, 5 or 6 of them across the U.S., in big, vegetarian-friendly cities — I realized pretty soon that a plan like that required actual patience. And since I clearly don’t have that, we went ahead and started 75 of them, any place where we had three or more people interested and someone who would lead. Not just across the U.S., but around the world.

Since then we’ve added a few more, even in places like Tokyo and Moscow: anyone who wants can start one.

Not all the 80+ groups are actually meeting and running yet, but I’d estimate that about half of them are. Some get double-digit turnouts, some get just two or three dedicated runners each week. But the NMA groups are happening, and as long as they keep happening, I believe that they’ll grow.

I’m writing this post to share some pictures from a few of our incredible groups who have posted them to their Facebook pages, so that you can share in the joy I get every time I see a bunch of people in carrot shirts, connecting over what makes us all alike. We’re pretty darn weird, and I’m so glad that people are having so much fun celebrating that.

Here goes nothin’:


Sydney, Australia.


Virginia Beach, Virginia.

san fran

San Francisco, CA.

san diego

San Diego, CA (that’s me with them!).


Richmond, VA.


Miami, FL.


Philadelphia, PA


Oklahoma City, OK (at the Flaming Lips museum!).

palo alto

Palo Alto, CA.

orange county

Orange County, CA.


Washington, DC.


Denver, CO.


Houston, TX.


Minneapolis, MN.


Austin, TX.


Northern VA.


Northern Virginia (again).


Oakland, CA.


Dallas, TX.


Chicago, IL.


Brooklyn, NY.


Boston, MA (shout-out to Ryan, who ran our table at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival a few weekends ago).


Baltimore, MD.


Atlanta, GA.


Albuquerque, NM.

Congrats to these groups for getting out there again and again, even as the days get shorter and temperatures get lower (well, except in Sydney, lucky bastards). And a huge thanks and pat on the back for the group leaders, the ones working to make it all happen, without whom this would be impossible.

It’s not too late to join us! You can find your local group here, then join their Facebook group to be looped in on all the updates.

And don’t forget …

No Meat Athlete cycling kits are back by popular demand! They’ve got a brand new design, and I’m told it’s a big deal that they have women’s- and men’s-specific sizing (as in, made differently for different genders). But what I’m most excited about? Arm warmers!

We’re proud to offer these through Hill Killer apparel, and you’ll order through their site, not ours. Just like the other times, they’ve available by pre-order only, and the last day for this one is Wednesday, November 12th. Don’t miss them!




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  1. Anne McKeirnan says:

    Love the photos! Thanks for shaing.

  2. Awesome! Thanks for including Orange County! I’m so glad to be part of the movement. 🙂

  3. Now THAT’s a bunch of beautiful people! Best Legs award goes to the Oklahoma City folks 🙂

    Vegans rock!

  4. So excited to be a part of this and lead one in Oakland CA. Thanks for the great idea and support!

  5. Love the photos! So happy for you. It is great when a plan comes together and even better when it exceeds your expectations! I can no longer run long distances because of running injuries, blah, blah, blah. I would love to support your D.C. group though, so, if ever there is a need for support on the trails (orange slices, peanut butter, bananas…), please have your D.C. chapter coordinator reach out to me!

    Cheers on the trails!

  6. Damn we’re good looking!

  7. I love the new cycling jersey design! I did a charity ride this past weekend about an hour outside of Austin, TX. I saw one No Meat Athlete cycling jersey (woohoo!) and about 20 Beef Team jerseys. We need to represent!!

  8. Miami in the house!!! This is so exciting. Way to go guys:)

  9. Sydney is HOT!

  10. I’m so excited to meet the Miami folks at the Veganlicious Thanksgiving potluck! Not a fan of running with other people, but I love eating with other people!

  11. So fantastic! It’s so awesome to see all these smiling faces 🙂 I’m so glad you started this and I’m positive it will grow. I missed our picture but I’ll be in as many future ones as possible! (OC)

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