Canary Trail Events

Premier Trail Running Events in Surrey

Home of the 1st Annual Headtorchruns Marathon

About Us

Canary Trail Events are an environmentally friendly trail running company based in Surrey, bringing you exceptionally runner friendly, trail races, marathons, Ultra marathons & special charity raising events.

Our team has years of experience in running races from 5k all the way up to 500km, guiding night runs with runners of all abilities & putting on our big charity fundraiser of the year over the festive period, the now “famous” 1st Annual Headtorchruns Marathon.

The team at Canary Trails are incredibly passionate about trail running & we work hard to create amazing events in the Surrey Hills & North Downs, areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Indeed, Canary Trail Events Mission Statement is:

To bring challenging race formats to areas of outstanding beauty, whilst maintaining a back-to-basics style of event.


Please visit our online shop to view our branded items that are being sold


Canary Trail Events Merchandise

Some Recent Photos

Woman running in Canary PJ's
Oak Tree While Running
Night Runner With Pub Sign
Headtorch Entries 2019
View While Running
Headtorch 2018 shirt
Headtorch Entries 2019
Night Runner With Pub Sign

Disabilities Don't Dictate

I carried a packet of crisps..

It’s some time past 1am and my watch tells me I have been on the move for more than five hours. Five hours. How can this be possible? Things have got a bit dream-like. I am making my way in the darkness around the southern paths of the Polesden estate. Sometimes I attempt a slow […]

Racing again- the Two Towers 50km night race

After a gap of almost a year I did a race. I thought I’d forgotten how to do this ultra-running stuff and spent at least the week prior to the race stressing, worrying, not sleeping and not eating but it turns out I hadn’t forgotten at all… The Two Towers 50k is a new race […]

Surrey’s quite flat isn’t it… A blind runner & his guide take on the Copthorne Races

Copthorne Challenge 50km The Copthorne Challenge is run over a 10 mile loop centred around Mickleham Village Hall in the Surrey Hills. There are options to run a 50km, 50 mile or 100 mile distance by completing 3, 5 or 10 loops respectively. Each loop covers a variety of terrain with an approximate ascent gain […]

And there were steps…The Copthorne 50 miler 2021

And there were steps...The Copthorne 50 miler 2021. As a local I already knew the route so was I under no illusion about just how tough it was going to be.