Age 18 & over
Run 4.16 miles in under an hour, for as many hours as you can.
It’s a stunning and challenging 6706m loop starting and finishing on the north side of Godsfield Copse and tracks through the meadow, to the trig point on Bugmore Hill and through awesome woodland trails.
When you're not running you'll be resting and recovering at the event camp. Crafted with the best experience for you in mind, the event camp is neatly tucked into the edge of Godsfield Copse with reaching views over the rolling rural Hampshire landscape.
This is a weekend to be at one with nature and dig deep, draw on your training and run, rest, repeat.
Expect an awesome race-day set up!
Perfect for seasoned trail runners, ultra runners and those looking to push the boundaries of personal achievement and smash goals.
By entering this event you'll be joining a community of folk that love to run trails and who are friendly, inclusive and respectful to others and the environment.
Backyard ultras are the invention of Gary "Lazarus Lake" Cantrell, who is also one of the founders and race directors of the Barkley Marathons. Blended’s Backyard is an approved event within the Global Backyard Ultra race listings.
You will need:
Chilton Manor Farm
Hosted on private land, thanks go to the friends at Chilton Manor Farm for co-hosting a memorable weekend.
You’ll be well catered for. Camp facilities include a well-stocked table of goodies at the start and finish, a plentiful supply of drinking water and squash. There will also be hot food available to purchase - soups, pizzas and other tasty treats. The event HQ, 24/7 medical support and race timing will also be right next to the start.
After the buzz of the day, supporters and runners can relax in front of the campfire with chilled vibes and music into the twilight hours.
Bring your vans and pop the tops, pitch your tents, put a brew on and kick back. You’ll love the views and sunset from this awesome spot.
The onsite cafe has a menu of delicious food.
On arrival at the venue, follow race signage to the parking. When parked, follow signs to the Race HQ where you’ll see flags, a check-in desk and plenty of helpful folk and friendly faces. All you’ll need to register and collect your race satellite tracker is your email with confirmation of race entry.
There is free event parking. Please do car share where you can. The parking is accessed via off road tracks. 4x4’s will be able to access the camping area in most conditions. If the ground is wet, there will be a contingency parking area for cars a short distance from the road. This would mean a walk to the camp site of approx 800m.
The route is marked with precision and crafted to engage and inspire.
The start and finish of the route is to the northen edge of Godsfield Copse. The route conditions are variable under foot, including field sidings, woodland paths, and some sections of gravel track. Godsfield Copse is the highest point on the route, the overall elevation gain / loss for one lap is 120m.
The trail tracks through and around the rural landscape, including Bugmore Hill trig point. This is a varied and challenging trail.
The weekend pitch is secluded, and nestled into the edge of Godsfield Copse, with paths formed only by herds of deer.
The race is open-ended with the 24-hour limit being the only cut off.
You are encouraged to recycle your old running shoes at this event!
More than 33 million pairs of running shoes end up in landfill every year – one person can make a difference to this. As a community, we can make a huge difference! No longer-loved running shoes will be collected at this event.
The partnership is with Jogon recycle, a campaign of Jogging Buddy founder Tony Piedade. Please bring your old running shoes (cleaned) and laces tied together and drop them off at the re-cycle pallet at Race HQ.