Vegan Diet Fuels Mega Marathon In Aid Of PTSD Charities

Vegan Diet Fuels Mega Marathon In Aid Of PTSD Charities


(updated 28th September 2020)

1 Minutes Read

Stuart Repon-Ness is a vegan and ultra-long distance runner.? - Media Credit:

Passionate vegan and ultra-long distance runner, Stuart Repon-Ness is currently undertaking a 1500-mile run up the west coast of America, from San Diego to Seattle, to raise awareness of PTSD.

As a former British soldier, Stuart returned home suffering from the condition after serving in Iraq, but has since been on the road to recovery. Thanks to the help of caring mental health organisations.

Stuart now wishes to give something back by raising awareness and money for the organisations that helped him in his recovery, as well as indirectly displaying the superhuman feats possible on a plant-based diet.

Stuart began his run on 15 April at Plant Power Fast Food, San Diego and will be running an average of 26 miles a day for 50 consecutive days. The equivalent of 50 marathons!

Stuart is running in support of:

  • “Combat Stress” a UK veteran mental health charity who helped Stuart in his recovery from PTSD after serving in Iraq.
  • “Claire House” a Children’s Hospice in the UK that supports ill children and their families.
  • “Homes for our Troops” a US based charity that helps US veterans and their families find housing.

For regular status updates on Stuart’s run and information on how to donate, visit his website at


Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists
and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and
you can help by supporting our work today.