Blended’s Backyard Ultra
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun 2024 Alresford, Hampshire, UK

Blended’s Backyard Ultra

How many 4.16-mile laps can you run in 24 hrs? This is the Ultimate Trail Race with private access trails in Chilton Manor Farm, mixed terrain course and a stunning event camp to run, rest, repeat.

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  • Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun 2024
Chilton Manor Farm, Alresford

Blended’s Backyard Ultra



Age 18 & over

  • 24 hrs trail running


Run 4.16 miles in under an hour, for as many hours as you can.

The Backyard Ultra

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.


  • The Ultimate Trail Race set over a lapped course
  • 24 hours to complete as many laps as you can
  • Entirely on private access trails
  • Bugmore Hill and ancient woodland
  • Single track, views and meadows
  • Trail running and camping weekend

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Expect an awesome race-day set up!

How it works

  • Run the distance of 4.16666 miles in less than one hour, for as many hours as you can. 
  • When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is used to recover for the next hour's loop. There is no predefined finish. 
  • The winner is the last person to complete a loop, all others are technically DNF (Did Not Finish). This sounds harsh, but is the rule.



  • 08:00 | Venue opens
  • 08:30 | Race registration opens
  • 09:45 | Briefing

Fitness level

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.

Kit list

You will need:

  • Trail shoes
  • Camping equipment for the weekend
  • Water bottle, soft flask or collapsable cup

  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Changing facilities
  • Paid parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Chilton Manor Farm
Chilton Candover
SO24 9TX

Private access location

Hosted on private land, thanks go to the friends at Chilton Manor Farm for co-hosting a memorable weekend.

The camp

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 Yard Cafe

The onsite cafe has a menu of delicious food.

On arrival

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.

Free parking

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. 

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • Sleeping facilities
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations

The route is marked with precision and crafted to engage and inspire.

route image

Route description

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.

elevation profile
Elevation gain of 120m per lap.

Camping pitch

The weekend pitch is secluded, and nestled into the edge of Godsfield Copse, with paths formed only by herds of deer.

Cut off

The race is open-ended with the 24-hour limit being the only cut off.

  • Bring your own cup
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Recycle running shoes

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.

  • Chip timing
  • GPS tracking
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Camping Friday and Saturday nights
  • Campsite toilets
  • Live satellite tracking throughout
  • Bespoke, sustainable, DNF medal
  • Race photography
  • 24/7 event safety, ambulance and paramedics
  • Fuel station
  • Water and squash throughout
  • Support from the crew
  • Awesome route, venue and experience
  • Private trails with exclusive weekend access
  • One supporter per runner included in entry
  • One-off winner's prize

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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Entry fees

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