June 8th 2013

Only a week to go!


We're back!! Raising money for Sea Shepherd so they can continue to defend the oceans.

Last year the competitors told us they thought it was the toughest ultra in UK, some even thought the world. We listened to the feedback and made changes...

This year we've made the route longer, more ups, more downs, just down right tough. 

It's going to be awesome!!





June 16th Update...

So after months of very careful planning nothing could prepare us for the severe weather, and as the route crossed a river that had burst its banks and become impassable we simply had to cancel the race... very very sad... particularly as participants had made such a galant effort in getting as far as they had. The great news is that we have rescheduled for Aug 4th!!!

June 13th Update... only 3 days to go!!!!

We smashed our target thanks to everybody's amazing help and one massive and wonderful donation. Now we're going for gold... let's raise £3.5k for Sea Shepherd...

Thank you everyone, keep sharing, wales for whales!! :-)

The V3Kers xx

May 3rd Update.... only 43 days to go!!!

With 20 confirmed runners in our team we're looking forward to the world's first vegan ultra marathon!!!

We have a very kind sponsor who has offerd to donate £2,000 to Sea Shepherd if we reach our £1,000 target. That's the cost of saving one whale.


March 14th update... only 93 days to go!!! for more up to date info keep in touch via or read about us on our website

For the third year in a row a band of super fit vegans will be heading out to the wilds of Wales to tackle the much feared Welsh 3,000s... only this time we’re running it!!!

What are the Welsh 3,000s? Its all the hills of Wales over 3,000 foot... or in other words, 30 miles and 14,921 feet of ascent... or 48km with over 4000m of ascent or in other words a very long way!!

Starting at Pen y Pas as the sun rises we will first scale the Crib Goch ridge before going on to climb Crib y Ddysgl, Snowdon then down to Nant Peris for a breather before we head up the tortuous Elidir Fawr, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach then down the scree and up Tryfan down to Ogwen Valley and our last breather then up the wonderful Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras. Once we reach the final peak of Foel Fras we will still have over four miles to run...

We are aiming to run in pairs and all complete in under 12 hours

This year we’re raising money for Sea Shepherd, the most important marine conservation charity...

We are very grateful to be sponsored by Salomon, each of us will be wearing their Speedcross3 shoes, excellent vegan footwear designed by the World’s leading fell running company.

 “Based on estimates for the current Antarctic Whaling Season, I estimate that it has cost £3,000 to save each whale over our campaigns in the Southern Ocean.” Sea Shepherd spokesperson

Please support us raising money for Sea Shepherd :-)

Sea Shepherd

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

Their work is vital to help maintain our oceans, we may not be able to help on board their ships but we can help by donating money.


Updates 6

We're back!! Last year competitors told us V3K is the toughest ultra in UK, some even thought the world! We listened to the feedback and made changes... This year we've made the route longer, more ups, more downs, just down right tough. It's going to be awesome!!

09/06/13 12:58

Awful weather conditionos forced me to call a halt at the last stop. The route continued over the small stream of Afon Lloer but the incredible rain fall meant it had burst its banks and was impassable. Sad but everyone was safe, if marginally hypothermic. New date is Aug 4 :-)

18/06/12 09:47

We've smashed our target thanks to everybody's help and one massive and wonderful donation... Now we're going for more... come on let's get £3.5k for Sea Shepherd!!!! Only a few days left :-)

13/06/12 06:28

we've reached a grand old grand!!! thank you everyone... now lets reach 2 grand :-)

08/06/12 10:30

17 days to go and we're at 77% of our target!!!

29/05/12 08:45

Raising money for

Sea Shepherd UK

Sea Shepherd UK

Charity Registration No. 1110501

Sea Shepherd UK is a marine conservation charity whose aim is to end the destruction of habitats and poaching of marine wildlife around the UK & across the world’s oceans. Sea Shepherd UK uses innovative tactics to investigate, expose and take action when necessary to defend ocean wildlife.

Raising money for

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Charity Registration No. 1110501

Donations 75

Sorry I couldn't make it to help out, hope it all went well :)

Donation by Ruth on 28/06/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Edward Reilly on 23/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done to everyone who ran, and all the marshalls, and of course the organisers. Sorry I couldn't be there to help Kirsch.

Donation by GARETH DEAN on 23/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by John Bateson on 21/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Gastroplodder on 20/06/13


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Kate!

Donation by James, Elizabeth & Johnny on 16/06/13


Congratulations to all of you, what an amazing race!

Donation by John D on 09/06/13

Good luck V3K 2013

Donation by NikW on 09/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck, Kate

Donation by John, Sheila & Riverside Cafe on 11/08/12


+ £8.75 Gift Aid

unbelievable challenge! Congrats!

Donation by Alex Mathers on 11/08/12


+ £2.00 Gift Aid

Well done to everyone in Team Vegan, in particular Rodger, Andrew, Simon, Kate and Ray for an awesome achievement in appalling weather!

Donation by Supporter on 05/08/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Team Vegan!

Donation by Michael Hooper on 04/08/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

good luck Simon from John and Lynne Hurst. Hope you didnt get lost!

Donation by john hurst on 04/08/12


Well done all of you. I'm sure the whales will appreciate your efforts.

Donation by Andy Jones on 04/08/12


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck, and may you all stay dry!! Go the whales........

Donation by Lynn Irwin on 04/08/12


Good luck all! Here's to low winds and maybe some light drizzle to cool you off...

Donation by Daf Davies on 03/08/12


+ £13.75 Gift Aid

Donation by hilary jacob on 02/08/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck, Kate

Donation by Ruth on 31/07/12

What you're all doing is absolutely fab, and for such a worthy cause. A massive well done. Very best wishes to you all. hope it's a wonderful day! :-)

Donation by Claire Walsh on 27/07/12


Hope the run goes well, Kate.

Donation by Hazel, Kim and Riverside Health on 25/07/12


+ £10.25 Gift Aid

Good luck! Thanks for supporting Sea Shepherd. Vegans rule!

Donation by Megan Evans on 07/07/12


Keep up the Good work Donated by Flying Stars of Luton LTM on 06/07/2012

Donation by Harish Parmar on 06/07/12


+ £32.00 Gift Aid

Via Aubrey, as promised. Hope the weather is better come August!

Donation by Anon on 29/06/12

You guys are awesome. Hope I can run with you sometime. Go vegans and go Sea Shepherd!

Donation by Lisa Menninger on 25/06/12


Wow! well done :)

Donation by Sally Rosa on 23/06/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,718.00
  • Offline donations£120.00
  • Text donations£1.00
  • Total raised£4,839.00
  • Gift Aid£1,088.50

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