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Date: 18/06/2017

Saturday: 11AM-6PM
Sunday: 6-7:15AM - 12h race,
9-10:30AM - 6h race,
9-12:15PM - Mini Blaster (Family Run).

Time: 8AM - 12h race, 11AM - 6h race, 12:30PM - Mini Blaster (Family Run).

Location: Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ.


(pre entry only, no on the day entry)








RUN AND RECEIVE REWARDS LINKED TO THE DISTANCE you COVER! (Click on the image to see the rewards)

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.


Due to the success of Trailblaster within the local running community and the work the participants have done for charity through the race, we are now pleased to announce that 2018 will bring us a new improved feature.  By supporting this years event it will further evidence to the the local council and community residents that Towneley Park and Burnley should be the venue for Trailblaster 24, a 24 hour Ultra / Team Relay race in the local area.  

Please support this year to allow us to further prove its power, #RunLocal !!

Test Your Mettle
 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, rewards


Trailblaster facts

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 will be a 4.5km 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.  The race is suitable for ages of 6 upwards and each runner will receive a prize.  Additional prizes given for the fastest male and female.  Entry is via the links below or above near main entry button. 

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.

Free Mementoes



        High quality water bottle from Camelbak.

Free Race Medal to every finisher, click for more detailed photos, its more than just a medal.....

Free Race Medal to every finisher, click for more detailed photos, its more than just a medal.....

Thick and heavy medal.

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!!).


All the data you can handle - "live" as it happens.

Large results display screen present at the race to allow runners to check their status

Large results display screen present at the race to allow runners to check their status

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 

  Race Village all self contained, helps generate a    superb atmosphere for spectators and runners.


Race Village all self contained, helps generate a    superb atmosphere for spectators and runners.

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.  

Buddy Option

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.