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2017 event entry is now open! Secure your place today.
2016 results are still available HERE.
A Glorious 5km or 10km woodland run through the trees and paths of the North Downs. A snail-shaped medal is awarded to all finishers!
2km kids’ run for little ones keen to explore the woods!
This event is a 10k or 5k cross-country run on a single 10k loop with a cut back for those completing 5k. 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. There's also a mini 2km route for kids!
You'll feel leaves crunching underfoot, the wind in your hair as you bound across beautiful countryside. This is an awesome venue for one of the finest cross-country events on the calendar. Enter early to avoid disappointment - you'll need to be hardassnails!
This event has an overall rating of 93% on Runners World.
RegistrationPlease collect your race number and timing chip from Shalford Park on the day. Nothing will be sent to you in the post.
TravelGuildford train station is a brisk 10-minute jog.
What to wear
Buy your run kit from Fitstuff Run Shop based in Guildford, Surrey. Running specialists. Fitstuff
The Hard as Snails cross country course takes in hilly woodland tracks through pine forests and open paths across the fields of the North Downs, Surrey. Check out the route.