‘Slow AF Run Club’ Book Tour


Martinus Evans, a native Detroiter, founder of the Slow AF Run Club and author of “Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone that Wants to Run,” will visit Playmakers in Okemos 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 22) for book signings, a Q&A and a 5K or 2-mile run/walk. 

In 2012, Evans was 360 pounds and suffered from persistent hip pain. His doctor told him that if he didn’t lose weight, he would die. The same day, he bought a pair of running shoes and decided to train for a marathon. 

Since then, he has completed eight marathons and more than 100 other long-distance races. He founded the Slow AF Run Club, the world’s largest online community for “back-of-the-pack” runners, to help change the perception of what a runner is supposed to look like. 

His new book is a “body-liberation manifesto and guide to running, aimed at inspiring those who may think they can’t be a runner, empowering them to embrace the body they have right now, lace up their shoes and move,” according to a press release.

The events begin with a book signing at 5:15 p.m., followed by a 5K or 2-mile run/walk at 6 p.m., a Q&A at 7:15 p.m. and another book signing at 7:45 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit slowafrunclub.com/events.

Saturday, Sept. 22
5:15-8:30 p.m.
2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos


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