Trailblaster FAQ

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 Friday 12th July – all events: 5:00pm – 8:00pm or
Saturday 13th July:
6-hour/12-hour Day/24-hour: 7:30am – 9:30am
Mini Blaster: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Can I enter on the day? 
No entries on the day (except Mini Blaster and 6-hour Solo Race), 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.

Is there a minimum age to participate?
Yes, you have to be over 11 to participate in Mini Blaster and over 18 to participate in Trailblaster.

Can I change from the long route to the short race? 
Yes, you can change. All you need to do is hit the edit button and change. However, you can not change once entries closed.

Can I have a refund if I withdraw? 
There is a cut off date for a partial refund, please see terms and conditions of entry 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. Please note that vehicle access to the campsite from 8:30 – 9:45 maybe restricted. It is unclear yet whether the popular Saturday Parkrun will take place. You must park legally, safely and responsibly, we want to keep our good relationship with the council and local community.

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 usually within seconds of the runners crossing the line (via our “live timing”), where a mobile phone signal is present. Please note these results are provisional and will not be sent to 3rd party websites until the relevant checks have been made.