- 6:30 pm
Congratulations, you’ve found an excuse to sneak an extra race into your calendar – only this time it won’t affect your weekend plans… Come and experience our multi-award winning midweek trail run – which we’re told is best celebrated with a sunset Aperol Spritz from our Horsebox Gin Bar! A popular choice for those who like to squeeze an extra run in after work, this sell-out event offers challenging 5km and 10km Trail Runs. Both events showcase some of the most spectacular scenery offered by the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; setting off along the Pilgrim’s Way over the North Downs, runners continue across to Newlands Corner, weave through the majestic Chantries Woodland and climb the breath taking (but rewarding) incline to the peak of St Martha’s – where it is possible to enjoy panoramic views of up to 7 counties.
All participants are rewarded with an impressive snail medal.
New for 2022 – Hard as Snails MERCH – COMING SOON!!!
Event Manager: Lynsey
Hey, I’m the Event Manager for Hardassnails. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this event, or follow me on Instagram to check out all the behind-the-scenes action!Email
Why Gemma enjoys this midweek treat 🏃♀️🏃♂️
A great evening race series with something for everyone. I love the mixture of distances available meaning there is a great cross section of runners who come to take part, from fast runners coming for a challenging trail race to those taking on an off road race for the very first time and everyone in between.
The atmosphere is really special especially if it is a sunny summer evening. All the routes have beautiful scenery including the wonderful St. Martha’s and plenty of woodland sections, my favourite kind of places to run.
Even the kids can get involved with Hard as Snails, my children love the kids race especially when they are given the snail shaped medal at the end.
Free parking, toilets and registration (race number collection) is all held at Shalford Park. The start line is a short (signposted) walk away.
We strongly recommend cycling or walking to this event. Shalford Park is a short distance from Guildford Town Centre, and is approximately a 1-mile walk from both Guildford and Shalford train stations.
Please follow up to date government guidance on travel.
If you are driving to this event, there is free parking is available at Shalford Park from 17:00 – 21:00.
Collect your race number (with integrated timing chip) from Shalford Park on event day. The start line is a short (signposted) walk away.
🎒 Bag Drop
You may store your bags in our van which will be parked at the finish line. We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage.
Please use the public toilets at Shalford Park.
🗒️ Event Programme
Registration details will be confirmed here and communicated to all entrants by email.
Please note that race start times may be staggered to ensure social distancing. Updated information will be posted here.
This event is professionally chip-timed. We aim to provide you with reliable next day results!
👟 Recommended Kit
Earphones: If you choose to use earphones, we recommend using Aftershockz bone-conducting earphones at an appropriate volume. You must be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshalls at all times.
Trainers: We recommend wearing a comfortable pair of trail shoes. Fitstuff offer a free professional shoe-fitting service to ensure that you get the perfect pair.
Socks: For maximum comfort – and to avoid getting blisters – ensure you wear a proper pair of running socks. aat events recommend Hilly Socks.
ℹ️ Other Information
We are continuously reviewing the covid-19 guidance and national situation.
All participants will be asked to complete an online health declaration form to confirm that they do not have any symptoms of covid-19. This will be checked on entry to the event, to ensure that all participants have completed the form.
Spectators will not be permitted entry into the event village. This is to ensure that we can maintain social distancing at all times.
All finishers will be rewarded with a bespoke, snail-shaped medal at the finish line!
🍹 Greenhill Gin Bar
Treat yourself to a post-race gin and tonic or soft drink, thanks to Greenhill mobile gin bar.