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13-14th July 2019

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Basic info

Dates: 13-14/07/2018

Registration:
Friday:
All events: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Event duration times:
24-hour: 10:00am (13th July) – 10:00am (14th July)
12-hour Day: 10:00am – 10:00pm (13th July)
6-hour: 10:00am – 4:00pm (13th July)
Mini Blaster: start at 3:00pm (13th July)

Location: Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

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Welcome to the fifth edition...

Day vs Night the Festival of Running !!

Last year we successfully extended the event to 24 hours and improved our Race Village. We extended the Race village and created a unique atmosphere, where finishing 6/12-hour runners could embrace their achievements and the 24-hour runners had support throughout. It was a festival of Running. This year we have added several features, many of which came from the extensive feedback we took from the event.

The main details can be found throughout the website, but in summary, the team entry system and options are easier, cheaper and more flexible. The camping area is larger and this allows us to accommodate more activities for families and runners not competing at the time.

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?

Solo (6/12 & 24 hours options)

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.

Teams 2-8 (12/24-hour races only)

Creating teams and managing teams has never been easier!
Why not make up your own teams from work, running clubs, mates or even park run buddies?

GONE is the need to collect big amounts of money and pay off a big sum in one hit!!
GONE is the hassle of sorting out your team from the word “go”.

Here is a simple team management:

  1. ENTER yourself, secure your place
  2. CREATE YOUR TEAM or join an existing team from a simple drop-down menu.
  3. ENCOURAGE OTHER MEMBERS TO JOIN – teams are now from 2-8 in size.
  4. START THE BANTER – who will be the fastest runner in your team? Who will do the most distance? Which running club has created the best team within their club? Who has the best team in Lancashire / the UK? …
  5. DELIVER PRIZES. We have several unique prize categories and great prizes for all male, female and mixed teams (PRIZES)

To get an idea of how easy it is to form a team and have great fun at the event, please see this video kindly made by Elousie Pemberton one of our participants at the 2018 event.

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

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Sick of paying too much for your race mementoes? See here for our value alternatives.

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Chip Timing Results

View the results from 2018 race here.

Results

Records

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

Free race camping

Plenty of space for family fun!

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 RouteRoute Description

Mini Blaster Course Loop

Run on same loop, let the family experience the course…even. 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.

Enter Online

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

2019 mementoes! Headband with logo glowing in the dark (sample below - product design will follow shortly).

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.
  • Massages and general running advice will be available on the day from Garry Wilkinson’s GW FitnessandRehab.
  • As night racing is one of the main features, 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 2018 Highlights