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Winter BallBuster

When is the eventSaturday 8th November 2014 Where is the Event Box Hill, Surrey

  • The race hoody from yesterday's RG Active Winter BallBuster is the best I've ever got, makes the pain worth it :)

  • Great event today, thanks. Also a big thanks to the volunteers helping in that weather. My balls were busted!

  • Great hoodie and great race despite the weather! Said 2 myself on bike "never again" but will be back...

  • Great time at RG Active Winter BallBuster...! Supporting amazing athletes & friends is GREAT for your happiness levels!

  • Huge shout out to the Human Race volunteers at this morning's RG Active Winter BallBuster, miserable conditions but no end of smiling helpers.

  • 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

Winter BallBuster Event Information

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Winter BallBuster turns 25!

The Winter BallBuster was one of the first events ever launched by Human Race in December of 1990. The notoriously tough event concept is now in its 25th year and remains one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK; a ‘must-do’ race for every competitive multi-sport athlete in the country, it will test your fitness and stamina to the max!

Set in the picturesque setting of the Box Hill National Trust site, the course takes you on five lap course of Box Hill and the undulating hills of the North Downs.

Everyone who finishes the event is awarded with a free event hoodie that you can wear with pride after the event, your badge of honour to show that you took on the infamous BallBuster... and won.


Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run £69
Relay Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run (for 2-3 member teams - limited to 20 teams in total) £99


•    Take on the infamous Box Hill: 5 times
•    The UK’s original tough event series
•    A major tick on your multi-sport bucket list
•    Wear your finishers hoodie with pride
•    Support and camaraderie between participants to get you to the finish line

2014BallBusterHoodieEVENT INCLUDES

•    Free BallBuster hoodie
•    Well-stocked feed station with sugary goods, energy products from PowerBar and water
•    Natural Hydration from Vita Coco as you cross the finish line
•    Free Parking
•    Electronic chip timing
•    Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line


AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 18 at 31 December, 2014

2014 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.

Event Information Pack and Maps - Now Available!
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Winter BallBuster Duathlon Information Here

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Winter BallBuster Duathlon Information Here
RG Active Winter BallBuster Course Map
Event Rules

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."


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.

Event Updates

Please find below links to all the emails sent out to the Winter BallBuster entrants to date.

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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 Winter 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.

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Winter BallBuster Sponsors

Micro Scooter
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
Garmin Race Your Pace Half Marathon 2015
15% off for all Dragon Ride competitors
Chiltern 100 Sportive -
Windsor Triathlon 2015
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Human Race 2014-2015 Off-Road Series

Duathlon News

TrailMan wraps up Off-Road Series
TrailMan wraps up Off-Road Series

Balmy weather as hundreds take on rescheduled TrailMan The picturesque Eridge Park near Royal Tunbridge Wells played host to the third annual TrailMan event, the last in Human Race's Off-Road Trail Running and Duathlon Series, on Saturday 15 March.

History made at Spring BallBuster
History made at Spring BallBuster

On Saturday hundreds of the UK’s most hardened duathletes descended on a location now synonymous with sporting challenges: Box Hill. Despite the chilly conditions, there was excitement in the air as competitors prepared to take on the 8 mile run, 24 mile bike and 8 mile run in what is generally...

POSTPONED: TrailMan Off Road Trail Run and Duathlon
POSTPONED: TrailMan Off Road Trail Run and Duathlon

Entries for rescheduled event remain open until Monday 10th March Due to the severe weather conditions Human Race are sad to announce that they have been forced to postpone the TrailMan Off-Road Trail Run and Duathlon Event, which was due to take place on Saturday 22nd February. A revised date...

Vanilla Ice Ice Baby
Vanilla Ice Ice Baby

Hundreds take to the trails at IceMan joined by a giant Ice Cream The Army Training Grounds in Frimley, Surrey, was awash with athletes, bikes and dogs early Saturday morning for IceMan; the third event in the Human Race Off-Road Trail Running and Duathlon Series.

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

If you've set yourself a big Human Race goal this year, we want to hear about it!

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