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Information and Rules

Friday 23rd  Race Headquarters, Hendre Hall, Tal y Bont, Bangor LL57 3YP


7pm – 8pm Registration, collect race number, leave drop bags, eat pasta and cake

8pm – Briefing  


Attendance is compulsory!!


Saturday 24th June

4am - Buses leave Race Headquarters to take you to the start at Nant Gwynant.

5am – Race start at Nant Gwynant car park SH 627 506




You must be able to show that you have completed at least two races in the last 24 months with at least 50km climb per km and at least 30km long. If you cannot show this but feel you do have adecquate experience please email before entry.


If you have completed V3K in previous years then you automatically qualify, please give the year(s) that you raced


COMPETITORS’ RACE CONDUCT - While racing, competitors must abide by the following rules, failure to do so will result in penalties or disqualification:

a.Competitors must not throw waste during the race other than in bins provided at aid stations.

b.Competitors may retire on their own initiative or be forced to retire by the Race Director or one of the medical staff present.

c.Retirement (on own initiative or forced) must take place at aid stations and according to the procedure described during race briefing unless in extreme circumstances, if you must retire you MUST notify the officials by telephone (and the nearest check-point marshal, if appropriate) before you leave the area.

d.CHECKPOINTS - Competitors must pass through all checkpoints so that arrival order and times can be determined for ranking and for safety purposes if the race is annulled or cancelled. Competitors will be given cards to mark at each checkpoint.

e.Competitors must follow instructions given by checkpoint officials (to add an item of clothing, or the procedure to follow if the race is cancelled, etc.).

f.Competitors must give assistance to fellow competitors who may be injured or distressed. The jury will take into account the time spent on this assistance.

g.The race director or a checkpoint official may compel competitors, at any point on the route, to wear their windbreakers, headgear or any other item of compulsory clothing or equipment.

PENALTIES – Penalties will be applied compliant with the various race regulations and those of the ISF.


A penalty of from three minutes to disqualification will be applied for:

a.Dropping litter.

b.Not attending the race briefing.

c.Receiving any assistance in unauthorised areas (not at specified points such as aid stations)

d.Not following the race course signage, voluntarily or otherwise

e.The bib is not on view or has been tampered with

f.False starts

g.Not passing through compulsory checkpoints

h.Loss of checkpoint card, if cards are lost inform a race official so you can be given a replacement card and not incur further penalties.

i.Unsportsmanlike behaviour –not assisting another competitor in need of help

j.Not carrying or using the material required

k.Not adhering to a plant based diet

l.J) Not complying with the directions of the organisation (WS or Race) or the judges


Disqualification will be applied for:

a) Not participating in the awards ceremony without just cause

b) Refusal to undergo anti-doping tests or a positive result in an anti-doping test


CLAIMS – Must be written and countersigned with the complainant’s name and bib number at the finish line or on publication of the provisional results. A deposit of €/$ 50 may be required which will be refunded if the case is accepted. Complaints cannot be made after half hour of the publication of the provisional results. The decision of the jury is final by the majority, and in case of dispute, the decision of the ISF representative and the ISF rules will apply.


No dog or any other species running companion (including human)

Appeals against decisions of the jury may be presented to the ISF with the same procedure and the verdict will be given within ten days of receipt.






In the event of an emergency, ring 999, ask for police and then ask for mountain rescue. Give exact location (grid reference) to phone operator. Then contact race organisers.


Mountain Distress Signal: The standard distress signal is six sharp whistle blasts (or torch flashes) followed by a one minute silence, repeated.


Be able to recognize the signs of hypothermia and hypoglycemia in yourself and group members.


Hypothermia: not responding to conversation; uncoordinated movement and speech; inability to think clearly; wanting to carry on in adverse conditions; skin cold where normally warm, such as under armpit. Immediate action: wrap in warm clothing.


Hypoglycemia: confusion, ill co-ordinated movement and speech; weakness, hunger. Immediate action: drink glucose solution or suck sweets.





Entrants must adhere to a vegan diet for the race. We can offer support and guidance for anybody who may be daunted by this, though it is much easier than you think! Vegan diets are considered by some to help endurance athletes, so we hope it will be a great way for non vegans to see improvements! Please contact info@vegan-welsh-3000s.co.uk for more information. We recommend that participants experiment with nutrition on some long runs before tackling V3K Ultra. Vegan diets abstain from consuming any animal products including honey, eggs, meat, fish and dairy.


Mandatory kit


Mobile phone with a fully charged battery (and spares if possible).


Waterproof full body cover, hat, gloves etc., map, compass, whistle, first aid kit, emergency foil blanket or bivi bag, emergency vegan food, spare warm clothes in bags for rest stops, head torch with new batteries.


Please test all your kit before you race, there will be spot checks at registration and during the event.


Drop Bag: You have the option of having two bags of food, spare clothes etc carried to you for each rest point. Please label your bags with your name, race number and which stop they are for (see template). If bags have not been labelled we will not be able to get them to you when you need them.


A gpx file of the route has been supplied, please note there are changes from previous years. You can view this file by downloading then going to http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php and using the “load route” option.


The cut off time for starting the Carneddau section is 15.00


You will receive a laminated contact sheet of support crew’s contact details and support vehicle registration details at the briefing. Please keep this with you at all times.


If you have decided not to attend please let us know ASAP


Final note


The rules may seem onerous but our primary goal is for everyone to have a fun, exhilarating and safe day in the mountains. Please stick to the rules, look after each other and respect the hills.


Let’s all look after each other and stay safe!