Hard As Snails
Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, GU4 8AA
Event postponed, due to COVID-19. Read our official statement here.
Hard As Snails will return in 2021 (date TBC).
This epic course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey. You'll encounter rolling hills, lofty summits and low off-road tracks weaving through the woodland.
Snail-shaped medal for all.
Rated 93% on Runnersworld. This is an awesome venue for one of the finest cross-country events on the calendar, but you'll need to be hardassnails!
There are three distances to choose from (15km, 10km or 5km), and a 2km route for kids. The epic course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey. You'll encounter rolling hills, lofty summits and low off-road tracks weaving through the woodland.
Entry Age Criteria
5km - must be 10 or older on race day.
10km - must be 13 or older on race day.
15km - must be 15 or older on race day.
2km kids race - must be 6 or older on race day. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Car park in Shalford Park
Registration chip collection in Shalford Park.
Walk to the start. An 800m walk up Pilgrims way.
Nothing will be sent to you in the post.
TravelGuildford train station is a 10-minute jog.
ParkingParking at Shalford Park not at the Chantries. There is a large football field with ample free parking where participants can register and collection timing chip.
BaggageBag store at the finish line. So bring some cash for a Cafe2U coffee and Gin!
What to wearTrainers:
This is a trail-race, therefore, we recommend trail-running shoes are worn. You can purchase these from Fitstuff preferably no later than 4 weeks before the event to give your feet a chance to adjust. For the best results make sure to take advantage of their free and professional shoe-fitting service. We specifically recommend the Asics Metaride or the Asics Kayano 26 models as great running shoes.
For maximum comfort - and to avoid getting blisters - ensure you wear a proper pair of running socks. aat events recommend Hilly Socks. You can buy these at Fitstuff. To learn more about Hilly Socks click HERE.
You must be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshalls at all times. Therefore the only recommended earphones are Aftershockz bone-conducting earphones - the only earphones to be approved by United Kingdom Athletics. Click HERE for aat-events earphone policy. You can purchase these from Fitstuff. Be sure to make the most of their try before you buy scheme.