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The Yard Trail Races

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The Yard Trail Races

New Alresford, Hampshire

SO24 9TX B3046, New Alresford, United Kingdom

Sat 23rd September 2023

Starting at 10:00

2 races

£22.00 - £25.00

Organiser's Description

Welcome to The Yard Trail Races, hosted with our friends at Chilton Manor Farm. A family-owned and run estate in the heart of the Candover Valley. It provides a stunning location for our event.

We’ve two superb routes to choose from. A 10k (The Yard) and a 10mile (The Hard Yard). The races will start and finish on the historic 800 year old Yew tree-lined avenue, which gives stunning views and a straight finish.

As you cross the finish line, you’ll be cheered in by our friendly marshals, who’ll present you with your bespoke finisher medal and a warm welcome. After the race, head back towards race HQ where you’ll find The Yard Café and Moonroast Coffee, serving great hot food, drinks, cake and gelato. Grab a chair and relax in the courtyard or enjoy the views at the finish line looking down the avenue.

Sign up and secure yourself a free Buzz-Power eco pack worth £5.95.


  • 10 Mile (16km) - the Hard Yard


  • 10k Trail Race - the Yard




  • 10 Mile (16km) - the Hard Yard


  • 10k Trail Race - the Yard



Course Details

This is a top-quality route through private woodlands & farmland. Made up of byways and some fast single-track trails, you'll be running along 10 miles of trails and sections that have been left to nature promoting biodiversity.

The highest point is Bugmore Hill at 176m of elevation you'll want to catch your breath and admire the 180-degree view towards the South Downs before continuing on to Godsfield Copse. You’ll be running on both public and private access land courtesy of Chilton Manor Farm and getting the chance to enjoy little known, private trails and the final 200m to the finish is spectacular, you won't want to miss it.

The trails – this is a challenging route and is guaranteed to be rewarding to all.

What's Included

A bespoke sustainable finishers medal.

Gift from our event partner Buzz-Power (rrp £5.95) - available after entering (see below for details)

Race timing and live results

Race photography

Event safety, first aid, and paramedics

Water at the start, finish and halfway on 10k and 10 mile routes.

Amazing support from the Blended volunteers.

Superb venue, fantastic trails and a unique 800 year old yew tree avenue. (10mile route runs on the Avenue, the 10k route finishes at the top of the Avenue)

Finisher benefits (discount vouchers from our event partners)

  • Unique access to Private trails
  • Free event photography
  • On site Cafe
  • Bespoke finisher medals
  • Gift from our event partner Buzz Power (worth £5.95)
  • Prizes for first place M & F
  • Sustainability initiatives - Trainer re-cycling, bibless, re-usable timing chips, cupless water stations


Parking is available on site, £5 on the gate on the day. Marshalls will show you the way, it's a couple of min walk to the event registration and start.


Chilton Manor Farm
We are delighted to be co-hosting The Hard Yard with Chilton Manor Farm. The farm comprises of 80 acres of ancient woodland, 200 acres of permanent pasture and around 800 acres is farmed as arable crop growing winter wheat, spring barley, oil seed rape & oats.

It provides a rich natural habitat for a wide variety of animals and insects and strives to maintain its biodiversity by focusing on environmental measures to complement crop production such as encouraging wild flower meadows and field margins.

The farm provides the perfect venue for the race, everything is catered for including an uber cool cafe The Yard. You’ll have everything you need for a pre race coffee or a post race cake, along with other delights.

on the day

Event registration will open at 8.30am with races starting at 10.15am & 10.30am. There will be a race cut off time of 12.30 and a tail runner to reassure you we’ve got your back throughout.

Event marshalls will help you into the venue, at the venue and direct you on key places on the route.

The route will be marked with plenty of unique Blended Trails signs, you’ll defintely know the way!

the route

The Yard

The measured distance of the route on Strava is 10k

The Hard Yard

The measured distance of the route on Strava is 10 Miles / 16.09k

  • Please do not run this route in advance of race day, it uses private land that requires permission to access.

Event sustainability

Shoe re-cycling
We’ve teamed up with Jogon Recycle, which aim to keep a million pairs of shoes out of landfill.

So please bring your old running shoes, clean and laces tied together and drop them off at our recycle pallet at race HQ.

Cupless water stations
All our 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.

Sustainable medals
All our event medals are sustainable, unique, and guaranteed to look great in your collection. To minimise waste, they are crafted in a top-secret workshop by a small business just two weeks before race day.

Car sharing / travel
Connect with folk in our community social groups and organise a car share if you are able to. Parking at the event will have a £5 charge per vehicle.

Event Video


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·6 months ago

I absolutely loved this race. It was so well managed. The beautiful route was clearly marked. It helped that it was glorious day and that the start and finish were at a lovely cafe! Brilliant photography, lovely marshals, great support all the way around. Can't wait to come back!

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James Fortescue

Nicola Dolman


New Alresford, Hampshire

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