2019 Date TBC

Start your celebrations early and come to join our festive fun. Superb 4 and 2 miles accurately measured courses on closed roads, amazing surfaces, a fast course and lots and lots of additional fun features.

Basic info

Date: TBC

Race Start Times:
* 2-mile – 9:00 am
* 4-mile – 9:40 am
(Race briefing at start line 5 mins before the start)

Start /Finish location:  This is on “The Avenue” path located in front of the stunning Towneley Hall

Race HQ: Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

Prize presentation:
* 2-mile event (prizes will be given at the finish line for the top 3 runners)
* 4-mile event (prize presentation takes place under the marquees near the finish funnel at approx. 11 am)

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Road Closure

Access to the Park and Garden Centre is still available via Deer Park Road. Please see map attached.

Burnley Council Document

Whatever your motivation!!!

What's Included

Each runner will be:

1) Awarded with a unique Christmas Chocolate medal.
2) Given the option to wear a free Santa hat.
3) Given a lucky dip in Santa’s sack (well large bin anyway…..).
4) Sent their race number (timing chip attached).
5) Given a live race time at the event!
6) Given the usual water and Christmas themed snack.
7) Contributing to the food bank as we will donate an item on your behalf, you can also drop off gifts for the food bank should you wish to drop off more. This is something so simple but can make a huge difference to the futures of families this Christmas.


Please select one of the following price options to receive your place.

2-mile race


4-mile race

£13*/£15 (UKA non-affiliated runners)

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* You must know you UKA number in order to get you an affiliate discount. ARC clubs are classified as unattached in UKA certified races.

Prices include all booking fees, no more annoying additional fees, just one payment and away you race!


Prizes will include high-value cash prizes, vouchers and Mountain Fuel packs.

Prizes to be awarded for 2-mile race:
Top 3 males and Females.

Prizes to be awarded for 4-mile race:
1) Top 3 men and women.
2) Age Category prizes for U23 and vets from V35 up to V80 for males and females.
3) First male and female Fancy Dress wearers.
4) Best Fancy Dress award.
5) Spot prizes.

Burnley Food Bank drop off

Because we know how generous the running community is, we thought what better a way to provide a simple gift this Christmas than offer donations for the local food bank. We have teamed up with Burnley Food Bank at Spacious Place. Simply fetch these to the race, drop them into the tent signed “Food bank drop off” and we will drop these off directly after the race.

A simple donation can make a huge difference this Christmas, please give generously!

Like the timing and organising services we offer? Why not let us organise your club/ charity event?

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Chip Timing Results

2018 Results

Race Records

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Route Description

The Courses start and finish on “The Avenue” with a backdrop of the stunning Towneley Hall and its water fountain.

The Races offer an amazing chance for PB’s and fast times due to the course layout.  It has few turns, stunning surfaces, gradual climbs and steady descents.

The 4-mile course has only 48 meters climb, that’s a flat rate equivalent of 4.13 miles.

The 2 miles course has only 24 meters climb, that’s a flat rate equivalent of 2.06 miles.

This is a closed road race, please run to the right to allow undertaking.  This is especially important on the out and back section heading towards park entrance at Todmorden road.  We expect this to be the quickest part of the course, use the cones as a road divider.

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