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Basic info

Please note that access to campsite will not be allowed from 8:45-10am due to the park run. Please park in the main car park and walk your gear across during this time.

Dates: 30/06-1/07/2018

All events: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

6-hour/12-hour Day/24-hour: 7:30am – 9:30am
Mini Blaster: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
12-hour Night: 6:30pm – 9:15pm

Event duration times:
24-hour: 10:00am (30th June) – 10:00am (1st July)
12-hour Day: 10:00am – 10:00pm (30th June)
6-hour: 10:00am – 4:00pm (30th June)
Mini Blaster: start at 3:00pm (30th June)
12-hour Night: 10:00pm (30th June) – 10:00am (1st July)

Location: Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

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Trailblaster 2017 Highlights!

Welcome to the fourth edition of Trailblaster

Enter the night!!

Here at Cannonball Events we pride ourselves on providing what the customer wants, this event reflects exactly that! Each year we have offered new race features, now it’s time to flip the events on their heads and utilise one of the longest days of the year for a new challenge. Participants can now compete from:

“Suntime to Sundown” 12 / 6-hour Day Light Race


“Dusk till Dawn” 12-hour Night Race


“Dawn till Dawn” 24-hour Race

Whether you are new to running, a seasoned runner or have a team of mates or work colleagues looking to take on a challenge this is the event for you. Run, Walk or Crawl round a fast, yet challenging 5km trail course. “Seize the day” and achieve your goals! Run your furthest ever distance, Half marathon? Marathon? Triple marathon? All this with the motivation of music (selected by you), the support of our team and your loved ones each lap and as many stops at our free aid stations as you like.

Why Choose Trailblaster

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How will you compete?


A true endurance test for the hardiest of runners…Do you have what it takes to compete for 24/12/6 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.

Pairs (only for 12-hour and 24-hour races)

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 (only for 12-hour and 24-hour races)

12-hour races: teams of 4 – 6  |  24-hour race: teams of 4 – 8

Now, this is where bragging rights are 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.


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

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Chip Timing Results

View the results from 2018 race here.



View records and see if you can win bonus prizes.

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Historical Results

This race has been run annually since 2015. View historical results here

Other Results

5K Course Loop

The Event takes place on the trails and paths near Towneley 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 marshalled and a flagged course. It’s challenging yet pretty flat for the majority. Reflective arrows will help you guide at night time!

For a closer look at the terrain click below.

Map Route

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 11 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.

Click for Mini Blaster online entry below.

Online EntryMap Route

Free mementoes for 6-hour, 12-hour and 24-hour runners

Fabulous Inov8 limited edition trail racing cap and bespoke medal

In The Race Village

Chip Timing Live Results

You’ll be able to keep track of every lap and your teams totals from the tablets on site 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!!).

Team results

Individual laps

Product testing, sport massage & much more

  • Running clinics and product testing will also be available from our sponsors Inov8 and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports.
  • Massages and general running advice will be available on the day from Garry Wilkinson’s GW FitnessandRehab.
  • There will also be an inspirational movies marquee, this will be showing movie clips of amazing physical challenges and photos and videos live from the event to help inspire you to your finish goal.
  • As night racing is one of the main features, we are pleased to announce that Black Diamond (head torch and clothing brand stocked by EB) will be present at the event to offer testing opportunities and advice.
  • We are also currently in discussions with a nutritional partner to support the event and offer advice on food and drinks best suited to endurance events.

All this offers more value into an already feature packed race.

Buddy option

Next year there still will be a “buddy” option available. Runners from Cannonball Team can run laps with runners who wish to have some company on their laps, this is not pacing, it’s 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 you at your entry. So get thinking of those motivational tunes now! Live Music to keep you motivated…

Trailblaster 2017 Highlights

(2017 photos are here)