Hard as Snails

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£22.00 - £25.00Free injury protection
About
Race along the awesome Pilgrims' Way in this mixed distance event. With both a 5k and 10k on offer, there is something for all abilities. There will be a few tough hills such as St. Martha's hill, embrace the burn as views will be rewarding. Race to earn your finisher's medal.
Participants
10k, and 5k
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Calendar
Wed 25th May 2022
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4.8
(19 Reviews)
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Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Shalford Park Car Park, Shalford Rd, Guildford GU4 8AA, UK
Start times
Wed 25th May 2022
5k:
6:30pm |
10k:
6:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Hard as Snails
5k
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5km
£22.00
10k
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10km
£25.00
Route information
This midweek 5k and 10k is the perfect excuse to get running and sneak another event in the calendar. This multi-award winning trail run is a great way to break up the working week. There will be a few hills throughout to get your legs burning, making that finish line feeling even more rewarding.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes for category winners
  • Water station (10k only)
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Official race photography
  • Medical cover
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
How to get there
Shalford Park Car Park, Shalford Rd, Guildford GU4 8AA, UK
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By Train
Guildford Station is a 10-minute jog from the venue.
Event day logistics
18:30 Event starts
Registration
All race bibs will be collected on the day of registration. Please arrive in time to go through this process.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 11 and older on race day to enter the 5k, and 15 and older on race day to enter the 10k.
Prizes
There will be prizes available for the top three places over and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females at each distance.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop available, entrants are asked to bring as little as possible
Toilets
Toilets will be available in the start/finish area and the car park. There will not be any toilets available on the routes.
Wheelchairs
Due to the terrain, unfortunately, wheelchairs users cannot participate.
Earphones/Headphones
Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited. Other types of headphones/earphones are permitted but must be set to a low volume.
Dogs
Participants must not be accompanied by their personally owned dogs. Exceptions may apply if they are medical assistance dogs. You must contact the race organiser before signing up to receive special permission.
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AAT Events
AAT events first came onto the scene back in 2004 and have since become one of the most renowned event organisers in Surrey. One of their flagship events is the Surrey Half Marathon which brings thousands of participants to Woking, Surrey for one of the UK’s best road running events. Beyond that, AAT has organised a number of different events ranging from stair climbs up skyscrapers, to mountain trail runs.
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FAQ's
Do I collect my race pack for the Hard as Snails on the day?
Yes, all race bibs need to be picked up on the day.
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Can I bring my dog to the Hard as Snails?
Unfortunately not, dogs are not permitted to run with entrants.
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Can I run with a buggy at the Hard as Snails?
Unfortunately buggies are not allowed at the event.
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Reviews
4.8
19 reviews
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2019
Excellent timing of the venue - mid week, 19.30. Very friendly atmosphere, very close to central Guildford.
Rachel P
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5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Really well organised race. Beautiful course, well signposted. Lovely atmosphere pre and post race.
Gemma R
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5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Beautiful evening run on a stunning if hilly route. The hills are totally worth it for the views from the top especially as it was a sunny and warm evening. Easy registration and number collection and a friendly welcome from the marshals. The 15km route was well sign posted with marshals at road crossing and most junctions. A second water stop for the 15km might have been a good addition but the race instructions did warn to bring own water if you needed so I did have my own as it was such a warm evening. The atmosphere at the  finish was great - flapjacks, chocolate cake and bananas for all runners and a brilliant mobile bar in a horse box meant that people stayed around enjoying the sunset, chatting and clapping in finishers. The snail shaped medal is brill and free massages from Fitstuff clinic were a welcome treat and the free photos after the event were the icing on the cake. I always like the Snails routes but the finish line atmosphere was the best for this event so far.
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2019
The course may be tough with loads of hill climbs but that doesn't mean this event is only for serious athletes. The atmosphere was fab and i am so glad i did it.
Sean C
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4.3
Did the 15K in 2019
Good event, great course. Was hectic when the 15k runners passed some of 10k runners, especially where it was tight to pass. Everyone tried to accommodate each other’s needs, and apologies if I bumped into anyone in the process.
claire j
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
thoroughly enjoyed well marshalled & sign postedOnly thing is the course is over 10k but ill be back!Congested start but soon files down if you're looking for quick start you'll need to push up to the front ….be good if the 15k's started 15min before the 10&5ks, I noted that the fast 5k runners were returning back down steep terrain while the majority were going up., a little tricky!
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4.3
Did the 15K in 2019
Did not expect it to be that tough but we don't do races because they are easy! Thereseemd to be one sign missing so could have gotten lost, car park was listed to shut at 9 when the race started at 7, on a 15km (really tough course) doesn't leave enough time to get back, luckily they had a bit of leeway, none of this matters as I now have a freaking snail medal
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2019
Very hilly but beautiful scenery and a great atmosphere. It was a little longer than a 10km and make sure you have shoes that work with different terrains as there was a lot of sand! It can get bunched up in places but you just need to be aware of the runners behind you as the 15km route goes off from the main group and then joins the 10k pack again. I will be back for 2020.
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2019
Thought I would try the 5km this to see what it was like - although tough course - thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely do again - back next year for 10 km or 15km. Amazing team organising event and amazing volunteers all around course to. Thank you guys so much.
Great route, missing one important arrow
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4.3
Did the 15K in 2019
It is a great race, very scenic and pretty route with varied terrain. Well organised parking and registration. Good atmosphere at the start with music water and a bar. But on the 15km route one arrow was missing a crossroads. I lost 5 minutes waiting for other runners to catch me up who knew the way and I was running both ways long for an arrow. That frustrated me as I wanted a veterans time. I would run it again as it's a challenging race with lots if ups and downs. But I would have liked a route map and I couldn't find one online or at the event.
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Recent Questions
Leonel Pinheiro
5/8/2021
Drop bag
Steph Ede
5/19/2021
Hi there, Just to let you know that there is a bag drop at the event :-)
Graham Micallef
6/29/2019
Can places be transferred to another runner?
Steph Ede
6/29/2019
Hi there! If you send an email to support@letsdothis.com with your booking email address and the details of your friend, then we will be able to make that transfer for you :)
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