We are delighted to be joining up with CannonBall Events and Inov-8 to bring you the Ellis Brigham TrailBlaster 12/6 Ultramarathon in June 2017...

Date: 18th June 2017
Registration: Saturday 17th: 11AM-6PM Sunday 18th: 6-7:15AM - 12h race
Time: 8am Start – 8pm Finish
Venue: Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire BB1 13RQ

What is the Ellis Brigham Trail Blaster 12?

It's a 12 hour off-road relay race / Ultra marathon challenge against the clock. Whether you're a 5-minute miler or 15-minute miler, everyone is welcome. Set on the longest day of the year it promises to be a day you won't forget. Whether you run solo, pairs or teams of 4 or 5, it will test out all the physical and mental attributes you, or your team can muster. The reward and satisfaction gained by competing in an endurance challenge will be one to remember for everyone involved!

During the race your team will get regular updates on its progress from the leaderboard compiled from the race and lap stats. This information will also be transferred to competitors from our race commentator PA system and regular Twitter and Facebook updates during the race.

How does it work?

  • One team member must be on the course at all times during the 12hrs.
  • Runners must complete one full 5k lap before changing over with a teammate, but may run as many laps during the 12 hours.
  • The teams/person with the most laps completed when the clock stops after 12hrs will win.

6 hour Trailblaster

Date: 18th June 2017
Sunday 18th: 9 - 10:30AM - 6h race
Time: 11am Start – 8pm Finish
Venue: Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire BB1 13RQ

This year, less seasoned runners can take in part in the event over 6 hours (rather than 12) - running the same course.

Mini Blaster (family race)

Date: 18th June 2017
Sunday 18th: 9 - 12:15PM - Mini Blaster (Family Run)
Time: 12:30pm Start – 8pm Finish
Venue: Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire BB1 13RQ

The route 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 boy and girl.


Solo Entry | 12 hour £50, 6 hour £40
Pairs Entry | 12 hour £85, 6 hour £65
Teams Entry of 4 or 5 members single sex or mixed | 12 hour £190, 6 hour £145

Mini Blaster (family race): runners from the age of 8 upwards, £9

What to expect! (main race only)

  • Free bespoke water bottle from Cambelbak.
  • Free bespoke race medal to every finisher.
  • Free aid stations food & drink.
  • Free massages from GW FitnessandRehab.
  • Free Race Photos and certificate downloads.
  • Free Camping - includes showers and toilet blocks, but no electrical hook ups.
  • Free product testing from Ellis Brigham Mountain sports and their partners.
  • Fully marshalled and first aid support on course.
  • Running guides/support for solo runners.
  • Race commentary and live timing information, lap by lap via chip timing. This gives you some great data to analyse during and after the race.
  • DJ playing music suggested by entrants at registration or on the day.
  • Bespoke Team T-shirts can be added as an optional extra via entry process. These Tees can be personalised for free and will give you a real team feel on race day or after.

Mini Blaster (family race):

  • Price includes free bespoke race medal for all finishers.
  • Chip Timed, fully marshalled course.
  • A great opportunity to involve the family in this fun filled day.

Prize Categories

  • Prize value in Brackets are the 6 hour ones.
  • First male and female 12 hour/ 6 hour solo runners £60 (£30), second £40 (£20)
  • *First male pair, first female pair, first mixed pair £60 (£35).
  • *First male/female exclusive teams or mixed teams of 4/5 – £150 (£100) vouchers. 2nd place teams £100 (£75) vouchers.
  • Fastest lap prize in all categories male & female in £30 (£20) voucher.
  • *Most Distance Covered prize individuals within teams (Top man and women) prize £25 (£15) voucher.
  • *Prediction of average time for each runner’s laps; Closest Male & Female to receive a very special prize from our sponsors to be revealed shortly.
  • *Team vouchers will be divided.
  • *Only competitive full prizes will be awarded, where teams have less than 5 teams in there group first team only will be awarded.
Posted by: Mike H Tagged as: Running,Inov-8