Ragnar ADK 2017 – WE DID IT!

Five years. That’s a long time, but it feels like yesterday that we took a measly twelve runners from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid, NY. This year, our fifth consecutive year of competing in Reebok Ragnar Relay Adirondacks, we took four teams of twelve runners (plus van drivers!) across the state. Some were veterans, some brand new to our zany antics and animal advocacy. WE HAD A BLAST, and this year was super special because all four teams raced so near each other. We got to see other teams and vans throughout the race, sharing laughs, photos, Snaps, and all […]

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Ragnar PA 2017 Race Reports and more!

It’s been a couple months, but we’re nonetheless thrilled to report we took a whopping five teams to the Poconos for another incredible Reebok Ragnar Relay series! Below are our placings, pictures, and race reports from various team members: (out of 269 scored teams) A Team: 6th* D Team: 133rd B Team: 147th E Team: 150th C Team: 171st *A Team came in 2nd overall in their division, Open Men Nate the Vegan Cable Guy’s report: “…that’s a big part of the reason we are at these things, to represent the animals and be a voice for them.” A great video […]

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Our Next Ragnar Run & Beneficiary!

We’re very excited to announce our next Ragnar Relay: Ragnar Pennsylvania in the Poconos on June 2, 2017! We’re even more excited that for the first time ever, we have a massive FIVE teams entering the race; that’s 60 powerhouse vegans on the road! Each team will cover about 200 miles on foot, spread out over about 24 hours and 12 runners,. It’s an epic feat, and we do it for the animals. In fact, we’ve already started raising money for this race’s beneficiary: Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary. Tamerlaine Farm Sanctuary is a haven for abused, neglected and abandoned farmed animals […]

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ADK 2016 Results & Race Reports

ADK 2016 has come and gone, and what an incredible weekend it was! With racers coming from as far as California, we had four amazing teams (see header pic) of runners representing ethical veganism throughout the night (including through a dairy farm!) and well into Saturday, as over 250 teams ran from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid, NY. Our superstar A Team took 3rd overall (preliminary results), beat out by two ultra teams (6 runners instead of 12), but took 1st in the “Open – Men” division (less than 6 women, so not “mixed”) – amazing stuff!!! Our other three […]

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Ragnar Relay Adirondacks 2016 Is Here!

It’s 5:00am and we couldn’t be more excited – after a full day of travel we’re here and ready to take on Ragnar Relay Adirondacks 2016! Once again we have four full teams of 12 vegan runners a piece, plus some badass van drivers and some amazing sponsors! You can see the full list on our Sponsors page – a quick shout out those who put up some cash: Little Anthony’s, a badass pizza joint in Albany, NY Louisville Vegan Jerky Company – delicious vegan jerky that’s distributed around the world! Our Hen House, an awesome vegan podcast & website […]

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Summer Race Results and More!

It’s just over a month after Ragnar Cape Cod, and SHVP has been super busy running all kinds of stuff! Here’s most of our recent results, both individually and team. We continue to dominate and show that vegans are strong, healthy athletes! Vegan Power 50k & 25k Trail Ultra Marathon on June 18, Pittsfield, MA Samantha Lynn LeBlanc: 1st in the women’s 50k Jason Mintz: 1st in the men’s 50k Alex Shopov, Melissa Centoni, and Jessica Ryle: 1st in 50k relay We also had a strong showing from Adrian Centoni, Micah Risk, Nate DeMontigny, Marie Gryszwoka, Ian Sherlock, Casey Johnston, […]

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Race Reports & More from Cape Cod 2016

Here’s a summary of all the individual write-ups from SHVP members about this year’s 2016 race! Thanks, friends! Cape Cod Ragnar Relay (SHVP A-Team) by Samantha LeBlanc It is such a gratifying, powerful feeling to walk around the starting line with this huge vegan army of runners and drivers wearing the Strong Hearts Vegan Power branded running gear and hoodies. [link]   Ragnar Cape Cod 2016 Ellie Pell recaps the race in sections and also has a detailed food log of what she ate to fuel herself during the run. [link] Strong Hearts Vegan Power Ragnar Cape Cod 2016 Rachel […]

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Ragnar Relay Cape Cod 2016 Re-Cap

What. A. Weekend. As 55 vegan athletes find their way back home, we’ve all been reflecting on what an incredible experience we just had. Four teams of 12 vegan runners each – plus van drivers – made their way around the twisty roads of Cape Cod, from Hull to Provincetown, covering 200-ish miles, all while promoting veganism and having a blast! Here’s how all four teams did: (June 2016 update: final results from Webscorer!) (out of 514 scored teams) Team A: 4th with a time of 23:15:59 Team C: 173rd with a time of 29:29:57 Team D: 193rd with a time […]

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About Our Beneficiary: Maple Farm Sanctuary

Our beneficiary for the 2016 Cape Cod Ragnar Relay is Maple Farm Sanctuary. Maple Farm Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary providing lifelong homes for abused, abandoned and unwanted farmed animals while promoting veganism and respect for all life through public information. Maple Farm Sanctuary has taken in a fraction of the billions of farmed animals that are bought, sold, tormented and slaughtered by the meat, dairy and fur industries. Learn more about their lifesaving work atwww.maplefarmsanctuary.org. Please consider making a donation in support of team Strong Hearts Vegan Power and Maple Farm Sanctuary:  

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