Trailblaster FAQs

When do I get my race number? 
Race numbers and timing chips are to be collected by each runner at registration in the race village on Saturday 18th June between 11:00 and 18:00. If you cannot make registration on Saturday you may register at the following times on Sunday: 12hour race 06:00 until 07:15 and 6hour race from 09:00 until 10:30. 

Can I enter on the day? 
No entries on the day, this event takes a lot of planning to keep runners safe. We need to know who is taking part well in advance of race day. 

Can I change from the long route to the short race? 
Please be aware that you cannot switch between races, we start to incur costs as soon as you enter, these costs multiply many times if we allow people to switch events. For safety reasons we need to be clear who is doing which event.

Can I have a refund if I withdraw? 
There is a cut off date for a partial refund, please see terms and conditions to learn if you qualify.

What time do I need to arrive on race day? 
Please arrive at least 45min before your start time, arriving late only adds to pre race nerves!

Can I park anywhere? 
There is a large carpark in Towneley Park, charges may apply. You must park legally, safely and responsibly, we want to keep our good relationship with the people of Burnley!  

Is there anywhere to leave my kit? 
You can leave your kit in the baggage area or in your own tent in the race village.

Is the course marked and marshalled? 
The course is fully marked and marshalled, no need to navigate at this ultra!

Is it compulsory to carry kit?
No, you may leave your kit in the race village if you wish, the course is on a 5km loop so you will never be far from the race village.

I like to run with headphones, can I race with them? 
On 1st April 2016 UK:Athletics banned the use of headphones in all road races with any length of open single carriage roads and in any race in which the race directors have identified hazards. We have taken the decision to ban headphones of any type from all races. We believe athletes need to be able to hear instructions and warnings from marshals, other athletes and members of the public. As this is a lapped race slower runners are likely to be lapped and need to hear when a runner is about to overtake them. Any athlete ignoring the no headphone rule will be disqualified and removed from the results with no refund. 

When will results be published?
There will be a live leaderboard during the race. Provisional results will be online shortly after the race, usually within a matter of minutes. Please note these results are provisional and will not be sent to 3rd party websites until the relevant checks have been made.