12/6 HOUR ENDURANCE ULTRA / TEAM RELAY TRAIL RACE
18TH JUNE 2017
Time: 8AM - 12h race, 11AM - 6h race, 12:30PM - Mini Blaster (Family Run).
Location: Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ.
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THE RACE HAS BEEN RUN ANNUALLY SINCE 2015
Want a challenge ?
Whether you are new to running, a seasoned runner or have a team of mates or work colleagues looking to take on an a challenge we have you covered with this event.....
Run, Walk or Crawl round a fast, yet challenging 5km trail course.
Compete on your own, with a friend or a team for 12 or 6 hours. It's an opportunity to do something amazing, such as the longest time you have ever run, or getting close or beyond the marathon distance in total. All this with the motivation of music (selected by you), the support of our team and your loved ones each lap.
Test Your Mettle
Prove Your Steel
Brought to you on one of the longest days of the year, Trailblaster takes you around the trails of the scenic, wooded Towneley Park.
Home to the famous Towneley Hall, The grand old building acts as a backdrop to the 12 hour lively running festival on its surrounding grounds.
Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ.
Prices, must read info, Prizes
Average distance run by solo runners: 39mi/runner
Average distance run by pairs: 40.5mi/pair
Average distance run by teams: 75mi/team
All together runners have done 3666 miles! (distance from Manchester to Egypt)
5K Course loop
Click on video for a closer look at the terrain.
Click maps for detailed look at the route Map
The Event takes place on the trails and paths near Townley Hall and on private farmland and woodland within the park. It even lets you cross the river twice without getting your feet wet (we hope!!).
This makes the course completely unique. Whether local or from out of town this provides a great opportunity to run on trails that are completely traffic free, fully marshaled and a flagged course. Its challenging yet pretty flat for the majority.
NEW !! mini blaster COURSE LOOP.
The Route will be confirmed closer to race day as it will be based on weather conditions. It will be a 3-4 km course with no steep hills or water crossings and will be suitable for all ability levels. The race will take place on a fully marshalled course within the grounds and trails of Towneley Park. Please see price button above for all details.
How Will You Compete?
A true endurance test for the hardiest of runners... Do you have what it takes to compete for 12/6 long summer hours around a 5k trail loop? How many times will you make it round? Can you set the all time record? Only you can answer that question...
A running partner often get's you through the darkest days of the darkest training sessions. Utilise that bond, and reward all those dreary training days and Sunday long runs by sealing your efforts with a remarkable achievement as pairs. Grab your friend, book your entry and keep on training!
Teams of Four or Five
Now, this is where bragging rights is at...
Who has the fastest team at your club? Or better still, who has the fastest team in Lancashire, the North West, or even England?! Form your team, get your tactics right and you could take home the top prizes.
Trailblaster 2017 T-Shirt
Does your team consist of runners from various clubs? Are you unattached or taking on the challenge as part of your business?
You can now purchase team t-shirts and have your team name printed on the back. A race like Trailblaster is worth commemorating, you can pick up your shirt at the entry stage, or purchase them on the day.
In the race village
Results will be "live" throughout the day.
You'll be able to keep track of every lap and yours teams totals from the large digital display onsite or on your smartphone/tablet.
If you are a supporter, you can check this out on your PC at home. Meaning everyone can be kept in the loop (pardon the pun!!).
Product testing, sports massage and much more
Running clinics and product testing will also be available from our sponsors, Inov8 and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. General health, injury and podiatry specialists Harris & Ross are also on hand throughout the day to offer advice in their specialist field. Massages and general running advice will be available on the day from Garry Wilkinson's GW FitnessandRehab
A motivating place to be!
To keep runners motivated we are allowing each team that enters to create their own motivational sign. The race village is the perfect place to meet friends and family and get some words of encouragement.
Next year there will also be a “buddy” option. Runners from Cannonball Team can run laps with runners who wish to have some company on their laps, this is not pacing, its keeping people happy and helps to take their mind off the distance or time they are trying to achieve.
Music that you choose!
Our own resident DJ spinning tunes selected by the runners at your entry. So get thinking of those motivational tunes now !!!
Live Music to keep you motivated ...
were letting you choose your playlist on entry !! within reason .....
Official Race Certificates and Photos (!FREE!)
Race Certificates and free photos will be available to all finishers.
This will allow you to design your own amazing memento.