Tim started the Running Raw Project a grand experiment in diet and athletic performance. Started in November of 2005 with a simple question: Can one be an athlete while eating a 100% raw vegan diet? That curiosity was quickly answered with a resounding YES! What Tim has discovered could change the world of sport forever.
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: While traveling to British Columbia, Tim not only uncovers some really amazing places to run, but also happens across the tastiest green smoothie recipe to date. It’s love at first chug.
Tim also addresses the debate over juices vs. smoothies… and smoothies come out on top.
Tim VanOrden hits the road with his digital camera and heads down to Florida. In this adventure he finds free baby coconuts falling the trees and ending up in the trash. He shows us how rescue the coconuts how to easily get to the fresh juice inside. Plus he takes us to the Veggie Magic Cafe and checks out the Tampa Grass Roots vegan cafe. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: New England is the trail running capital of the U.S. The XTERRA Merrimack River Trail Race brought out some of the best and toughest runners in the country to compete in the wet and mud on this legendary course. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim VanOrden sits down for an interview with friend and breakout author of “Skinny Bitch”, Rory Freedman. Rory shares her thoughts on veganism, raw foods and success. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: The toughest trail race east of the rockies gets a face-lift for 2008 and still strikes fear into the hearts of anyone brave enough to challenge it’s steep ups and downs. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
G Monkie: The video above is our very first shows with Boise Thomas and Tim VanOrden. This was Boise demo show. He brought Tim in and made it up as they went. It’s nice to look back sometimes. Tim has come a long way, since we filmed that show, so we asked him if we could present a question / answer post about his Running Raw Project and what it takes to be a raw runner.
Tim VanOrden The Running Raw Project: (RunningRaw.com) The Running Raw Project came into existence on December 25th of 2005. I was at a Christmas party at my friend’s house in Venice, CA. The topic of my recent entrance into the world of running had come up. As I described the changes that were happening to my body and the abnormal feats of endurance that I was capable of, someone said – “you should film this”. That hadn’t occured to me before. Had anyone ever done that? Was anyone documenting the physical changes that occur when one goes raw? Were people testing this diet and it’s relation to physical performance? I looked around online and found not one reference to a Raw diet and athletic performance. This blew my mind. What I was experiencing was off the charts, was I the only one experiencing these physical improvements on this diet? I had to find out. Thus the journey began.
In this Question / Answer Post, Tim Explains the basics of what it means to be a raw runner.
Question What is a Vegan Diet?
Tim: A vegan diet is entirely plant based and void of all animal products – including eggs, fish and dairy (yes, those are animal products).
Question What is a raw vegan diet?
Tim: A raw vegan diet consists entirely of uncooked, unprocessed, whole plant foods. Examples of what a raw “fooder” might eat are; fresh vegetables and salads, fruits and fruit smoothies, and nuts and seeds.
In this episode the the Running Raw Project: As lyme disease is spreading to more and more parts of the country, it is becoming crucial that you educate yourself about the disease and the ticks that carry it. Make a post run tick check part of your daily routine to avoid this life altering disease. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim heads back to LA to compete in the 62 storey Climb California race up the Aon Center. The top stair climbers in the country were on hand for this challenging event and the message of a clean and simple diet was loud and clear. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Josh Merlis of the Albany Running Exchange invites Tim down to a very steep mountain race in the Catskills of NY. The race begins at the home of Legendary Ultra Marathoner Dick Vincent. Many of the top Ultra runners in the east are in attendence. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos