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Spring BallBuster

When is the eventDate TBC in 2015 Where is the Event Box Hill, Surrey

  • OMG that was so hard! Can't tell if I'm laughing, crying or sweating! @HumanRaceEvents #Ballbuster

    Sophie Radcliffe - ‏@challengesophie
  • @HumanRaceEvents haven't taken my #ballbuster hoodie off since yesterday #proudandwarm

    ABM - ‏@adam_bm
  • @HumanRaceEvents fantastic event yesterday. Looking forward to coming back to do it all again in November. Well done everyone involved

    Duncan Meadus - ‏@duncanmeadus
  • The Human Race event team are never without a big smile and bags of energy and enthusiasm for the athletes.

    ABCpure - ‏@ABCpure
  • This race broke me but I put myself back together again and it will make me stronger. A stronger triathlete, yes, but moreover a stronger person.

    Sophie Radcliffe - @challengesophie

Spring BallBuster Event Information

Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run
Relay Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run (limited to 20 teams in total)


The Spring BallBuster is the first of a bi-yearly event, and is the perfect kick start to get you fit for the summer season ahead, or your last challenge to end your winter season on a high.

Set in the picturesque setting of the Box Hill National Trust site, the course takes you up and down the undulating hills of the North Downs. The first leg of the duathlon takes you on a 8 mile run. Starting at the summit of Box Hill, you will pass breathtaking views of the great British countryside leading you out towards Headley. You will then loop back round with the course taking you up the challenging ‘zig zag’ road, with its steep gradients and sharp bends this is no picnic!

For the second stage of the duathlon you will hop on your bikes and loop round the course three more times, completing 24 miles on the open road. After racking your bike in transition you have one last push to the end, the final 8 mile leg burning lap.

There is also a Relay entry type with 2-3 members per team. Limited capacity - there will be a maximum of 20 relay teams on the day.

The BallBuster is a very popular event amongst duathletes, it's known as one of the toughest and is not for the faint hearted. It’s a race that is on the ‘must do’ list of every multi-sport athlete in the country, and will test your fitness and stamina to the max!


Claim your FREE Spring BallBuster hoodie!
Everyone who finishes the Spring BallBuster is awarded with a free event hoodie that you can wear with pride after the event.

This can be your badge of honour to show that you took on the infamous BallBuster... and won. Shown right is the 2014 Spring BallBuster hoodie. The 2015 design/colour will be different.

We know that our traditional November date always has the possibility of unpredictable weather and there's no reason to believe that our Spring date is any less likely to catch us unawares! Make sure you dress accordingly. Extreme care must be taken in all aspects of the race. Marshals, First Aid and support back-up services will be available.


AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 18 at 31 December, 2015

CUT OFF TIME: The cut-off time for the 3-lap bike course is 11.00am. If you have not completed the bike section of the race by this time then you will not be allowed out to do the final run.

ROAD CLOSURES: Please note that the roads are not closed for this event.

British TriathlonBRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION: Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.

The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.

BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP FEE: If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a £6 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.

MP3 PLAYERS ETC: British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states "Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players."

Event Information Pack and Maps
Spring BallBuster Course Map

Box Hill, near Dorking, Surrey, KT20 7LB

BY CAR: The race will take place at Box Hill in Surrey, KT20 7LB. To get to Box Hill, exit the M25 at Junction 9 and follow the signs to Dorking along the A24. After 3 miles, Box Hill is signposted on your left. You must make your way to the top of Box Hill to the National Trust Centre, which is the race HQ and transition area. There is a large car park at the top for 400 cars, which is free for competitors. However, your car will be blocked in until the event is finished which is normally around midday.


Dorking Main Station / Dorking Deepdene: TIMETABLE from Clapham Junction

Box Hill & Westhumble Station: TIMETABLE from Clapham Junction

2014 Results and Gallery
Charity and Fundraising

ProstateCancerUKx240Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Join the fight against prostate cancer by using your place in the Spring BallBuster Duathlon to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, BallBuster’s official charity partner.

There is no minimum fundraising target and any funds you are able to raise will help the fight, just £25 could give a man diagnosed with prostate cancer unlimited time to talk over treatment options with one of our specialist nurses.

Join our team and we will send you a welcome pack full of top training and fundraising tips as well as a technical fibre running top to wear with pride on the day. Register today to give more men a fighting chance to put prostate cancer behind them.

Just GivingIf you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.

Make your Spring BallBuster JustGiving page

Spring BallBuster Sponsors

Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
2014 Wiggle Etape Cymru
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
2014 Diamond Tri
2014 Macmillan Cycletta Series
Micro Scooter
2014 September Sprints Triathlon
Windsor Triathlon 2015
Garmin Kingston Run Challenge

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Have you set yourself a big challenge for 2014? Get in touch and tell us all about it
Have you set yourself a big challenge for 2014? Get in touch and tell us all about it

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