The Yard Trail Races

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The Yard Trail Races
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Choose from two exceptional routes at The Yard Trail Races hosted at Chilton Manor Farm. This idyllic location provides the perfect setting for a stunning trail run that runners of all abilities will enjoy. Come and earn your bespoke finisher's medal.
The Hard Yard 10 Mile and The Yard 10k
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Sat, 21 Sept 2024
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Chilton Manor Farm, Alresford SO24 9TX, UK
Start times
Saturday, 21 Sept 2024
The Hard Yard 10 Mile: 10:15 amThe Yard 10k: 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Yard Trail Races
The Yard 10k
The Hard Yard 10 Mile
Route information
The races will start and finish on the historic 800 year old Yew tree-lined avenue, which gives stunning views and a straight finish.
Both are superb trails made up of tracks, gravel, and pathways with plenty of open space and the occasional canopy-covered paths.
Both routes will be shared on Strava and OS with GPX files to download the week before race day. We will keep you up to date, and let you know when the route information is live online.
There will be water stations at the start and finish of the 10k and 10-mile routes, there will also be one water station half-way on the longer 10 mile route.
What's included
  • A bespoke sustainable finishers medal
  • Race timing and live results
  • Free event photography
  • Event safety, first aid, and paramedics
  • Water stations
  • Superb venue, fantastic trails, and a unique 800-year-old yew tree avenue
  • Amazing support from the Blended volunteers
How to get there
Chilton Manor Farm, Alresford SO24 9TX, UK
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Parking is available on-site for an additional £5 paid on arrival at the car park. Please car share if possible.
Event day logistics
Sat 21st Sept
08:30 Registration opens
10:00 Race briefing
10:15 10 Mile (16k) starts
10:30 10k starts
Age Requirements
  • 10k: All runners must be aged 15 or older on the day of entry
  • 16k: All runners must be 18 or older on the day of entry
Cupless Event
The water stations are cupless. this reduces event waste and is more hygienic. Please bring your own bottles, cups and water packs. Water stations on the race routes will be self-serve, but our cheery marshals will assist if needed.
On-Site Facilities
There is a fantastic on-site cafe - The Yard Cafe - which will be open for drinks and tasty food on event day. There is also a coffee kiosk serving great coffee, and pastries.
Event toilets.
Spectator Info
The start and finish line is on the stunning Yew Tree Avenue, where you'll be able to relax and support runners on the finishing straight. Only 200m from the finish line is the The Yard Cafe and Moonroast coffee kiosk where there will be outdoor seating.
What's the event postcode?
Chilton Manor Farm, Chilton Candover, Alresford SO24 9TX
Are there cut-off times at The Yard Trail Races?
The 10k has a generous 2-hour cut-off. The 16k has a 3-hour cut-off.
Do I need trail shoes for The Yard Trail Races?
We recommend trail shoes for both routes. Road shoes will most likely be suitable if the weather is dry in the lead-up to the event.
Are there any sustainability initiatives at the event?
We’re committed to the Jog-on campaign to reduce the number of unloved running shoes going to landfills. Please bring your old shoes to our event (and all our future events), so we can ensure they are recycled responsibly. Further information is below. We are also committed to sustainable medals, cupless water stations (no waste), and moving towards no race numbers (no waste).
Has this race been organised before?
Yes. We hosted The Hard Yard in Feb 2022, with such a great venue we agreed with Chilton Manor Farm to move the month of the event to the summer.
Where can I read reviews about Blended Trails and the events?
Please visit the Blended Trails website to see our reviews on Race Check and independant platform with reviews of previous participants.
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