Saturday, June 18, 2011

PETA Kicks Off Summer Running With the PETA Pack

Whether you're just thinking about taking up running or you're setting a goal for your next marathon, training to run a half-marathon (21km) can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately, there's an easy way to stay motivated this summer (we in Malaysia is having all year long summer, but the source of this write up is from USA, so let's go along with it, ok? Heheh!) with the third annual PETA Pack, a group of runners around the world who will team-train to run a race for animals in late September or early October. (Anyone going for Putrajaya Night Marathon on 15 Oct? The PETA pack is perfect for you. :D)

Throughout training, Pack members will also be raising funds to support PETA's groundbreaking work to help animals. Registration continues until training begins on July 1. The PETA Pack is open to runners of all ages and fitness levels, from seasoned marathoners to folks who haven't so much as jogged since high school gym class.

PETA will provide a comprehensive training schedule for three levels of runners (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) as well as weekly team e-mails filled with exercise ideas, healthy vegan recipes, and more! Better yet, professional vegan triathlete and Thrive author Brendan Brazier has signed on as the PETA Pack spokesperson. Throughout the three months of training, he'll be keeping Pack members on their toes with training tips and advice.

More information about PETA's work is below, and the PETA Pack page is available HERE.

Note: PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. The organization also works on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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