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Hard as Snails

2 races scheduled · 500 participants · Wed 26th May 2021 · Guildford
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About this event

Race along the epic Pilgrims' Way in this mixed distance event. With both a 5k and 10k on offer, theres something for all abilities. Come to break up the week in this great evening race.

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Founded in 2004, we organize fun events for fun people. We pride ourselves on customer loyalty and always aim to organise a friendly racing environment in scenic locations.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Tue May 25 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Prizes for category winners
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Official race photography
  • Medical cover
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets and refreshments
5k
6:30pm Wed 26th May 2021

Run 5km

£20.00 - £22.00
10k
6:15pm Wed 26th May 2021

Run 10km

£23.00 - £25.00
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4.8
Dita
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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. … read more
Rachel P
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Really well organised race. Beautiful course, well signposted. Lovely atmosphere pre and post race. … read more
Gemma R
Star
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. … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.… read more
FAQ
How do I find my results for the Hard as Snails?
All results will be uploaded to the event organisers website - https://www.theraceorganiser.com/e/hard-as-snails-6793 - after the event.… read more
FAQ
Can I bring my dog to the Hard as Snails?
Unfortunately not, dogs are not permitted to run with entrants.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Dita
Star
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
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Really well organised race. Beautiful course, well signposted. Lovely atmosphere pre and post race.
Gemma R
Star
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.
Mivy
Star
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 posted<br />Only thing is the course is over 10k but ill be back!<br />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!
Joey
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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
Lizzie
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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.
Ceryl
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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.
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.
Naomi J
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5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Even harder than snails! Super tough and technical race but so beautiful. Brilliant to look across the Surrey countryside after spectacularly hard climbs. Great organisation, lovely atmosphere and fantastic medal!
Soren S
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5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Great arrangement from pre-race administration to course, race and beyond. Was my first ever trail experience and I enjoyed it.
Soren S
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5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Enjoyed it. Was my first ever trail experience and it was perfect, from the pre-race arrangements and information to the race and beyond. Good work, thanks.
Darren H
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
It is the Hardest 10k I have done but also very Rewarding. Great turnout and electric atmosphere. Thank you to the volunteers too. See you in 2020!
Huw J
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
3rd year and 4th event love it, coming back from injury and it held up Ok<br />Oh and there's a bar, brilliant<br />Be back again next year<br />
Malc
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Fantastic, amazing views and challenging hills. Really friendly team and great support staff. Brilliant evening running
Did the 15K in 2019
Loved the race was challenging but stunning course perfect time of year! We had stunning weather warm evening
Madeleine
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2017
Very well organised!, amazing atmosphere and such a lovely and challenging course will be returning! defiantly recommend!
Richard
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2018
Beautiful course, although really hilly! Great, friendly atmosphere and brilliant to have a mid-week event. One of my favourites.
4.8
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

17:00 Enquiries open

17:30 - 19:30 Start open

21:00 Event ends

Start Waves

Start waves will be allocated to entrants based on their estimated finish times. Participants will be set off in 10-15 second intervals within their allocated start window.

Bib Collection

All race bibs will be collected on the day from 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.

Cut-Off Time

There is no strict cut-off time for this event but entrants should aim to have completed their race by 9pm, so that the organisers can start to pack away.

Spectators

Spectators are strongly discouraged from attending to ensure the safety of both staff and entrants.

How to get there

Shalford Park Car Park, Shalford Rd, Guildford GU4 8AA, UK

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Parking

There will be parking available on-site.

By Train

Guildford Station is a 10 minute jog from the venue.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
How do I find my results for the Hard as Snails?
All results will be uploaded to the event organisers website - https://www.theraceorganiser.com/e/hard-as-snails-6793 - after the event.
FAQ
Can I bring my dog to the Hard as Snails?
Unfortunately not, dogs are not permitted to run with entrants.
FAQ
Can I run with a buggy at the Hard as Snails?
Unfortunately buggies are not allowed at the event.
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