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Can Runners Thrive On a Plant-Based Diet?

  • Charm City Run Timonium 2045 York Road Lutherville-Timonium, MD, 21093 United States (map)

Vegan and vegetarian diets are getting a lot of buzz, but does a plant-based diet support runners in achieving new personal bests or will it hinder performance? Certified Health Coach and 10-time marathoner Lauren Shafer will review the potential benefits and pitfalls of adapting a vegan diet, including a discussion of supplements and an answer to that often heard question, "Where will you get your protein?"

There will also be a Q&A period after the talk so come prepared with any additional questions you have about running on plants!

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About Lauren Shafer

Lauren is a certified Health Coach who helps busy Baltimoreans articulate their health + wellness goals, and make measurable, sustainable diet and lifestyle changes for lasting transformation. Though she would never be described as athletic in her youth, Lauren started running as an adult, begrudgingly at first, until she discovered she actually enjoyed it. Now 10-time marathoner, 4-time ultra-marathoner and Boston qualifier, you’ll frequently find Lauren running on roads and trails with her husband John and dog Osita. To learn more about Lauren and check out her health coaching and blog, visit or Contact her at