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Winter BallBuster

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

  • BallBuster, well where do I start, what a race. Fantastic day, venue and adventure to say the least.

    Daniel Geisler
  • Since the event my legs have completely seized up…going up and down stairs is hilarious as I look like an 80 year old…the effort was certainly put in for the event.

    Darren Webb
  • @HumanRaceEvents 10k PB, Puncture, Cramps! Eventful & Crazy #WinterBallBuster for me but great memories! Please thx the staff, they were ace!

    Anthony Tocco - @anthony_tocco
  • My first #ballbuster today organised by @HumanRaceEvents. Well organised, nice people, great course but last run - hard !

    cks - @k2cks
  • Tremendous Winter BallBuster. Cold, wet, windy, muddy, leaves on line, traffic, hills, puncture... 4h07. Epic. Thanks @HumanRaceEvents

    Ben Brook - @benbrook
  • @HumanRaceEvents love my hoodie. Wife driving us home as my legs don't seem to work.

    Kirk Hughes - @dovermonkey
  • Thanks @HumanRaceEvents, you busted my ball once again ;) Thanks to all the marshals who braved the rain! Gr8 hoodie!

    Bod - @Tribod
  • Great morning at the @HumanRaceEvents BallBuster. One of my favourite races and love my new hoody!

    Lucie Custance - @LucieCustance
  • #WinterBallbuster soaking wet, muscles aching, balls busted. But...Box Hill tackled, race completed, hoodie won. Thanks @HumanRaceEvents :)

    Blair Laird - @Blair_Laird
  • Amazing experience @HumanRaceEvents 25th Anniversary #BallBuster. Totally gruelling event but certainly one everyone should do at least once

    Rob - @r30rob
  • Organisers, marshals and supporters... big up yourselves! Thanks for the encouragement @HumanRaceEvents @Annelovesthegym #ballbuster

    Matt Kerry - @MattKerry
  • 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

BallBuster 2015 Priority


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 26th 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
Relay Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run (for 2-3 member teams - limited to 20 teams in total)


•    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 and water
•    Natural Hydration 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, 2015

PROVISIONAL 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
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.

Wiggle Event Checklist

You’ve done all the hard work and training and with the big event fast approaching now’s the time to double check you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Wiggle has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises on the morning. Everything is available with the click of a mouse with free UK delivery – Wiggle can even guarantee next day delivery for a little more!

Shoes: click here Wiggle
Cap: click here
Wet Weather Tops: click here
Cold Weather Tops: click here
Base Layer: click here
Shorts: click here
Tights: click here
Headwear: click here
Gloves: click here
Accessories: click here
Number Belt: click here
Compression: click here
Run GPS/Watch: click here
Nutrition: click here

Bike: click here
Helmet: click here
Shorts: click here
Jackets/Gilets: click here
Gloves: click here
Cycle Shoes: click here
Sunglasses: click here
Spare Tubes: click here
Tools: click here
Puncture Repair & Pumps: click here
Saddle Bag: click here
Tyres: click here
Lights/Reflective: click here
Bottles & Hydration: click here

For the biggest range of the best tri-sports products at unbeatable prices visit

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. Send us an email to 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 Winter BallBuster JustGiving page

Winter BallBuster Sponsors

Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
Chiltern 100 Sportive -
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Micro Scooter
Human Race 2014-2015 Off-Road Series
2015 London Cycle Sportive
2015 London Legacy Sportive
Windsor Triathlon 2015

Duathlon News

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MudMan Off-Road Duathlon: supporting Scotty's Little Soldiers

MudMan Duathlon, due to take place on 7th March in the grueling grounds of the MOD in Camberley, will see 700 thrill-seekers take the tracks, many in aid of official charity partner, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The Off-Road Series hits mid-way point with 800 racers tackling the perfectly named IceMan
The Off-Road Series hits mid-way point with 800 racers tackling the perfectly named IceMan

With sub-zero temperatures, an arctic-like wind chill and crisp, icy terrain, there was little doubt that the second event in Human Race’s 2014/15 Off-Road Race Series was going to live up to its name.

WildMan race report
WildMan race report

The Off-Road Race Series got off to a cracking start with a record 850 participants braving the damp conditions to take on WildMan, the first in a 3 series line up.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers announced as charity partner of Off-Road Series
Scotty’s Little Soldiers announced as charity partner of Off-Road Series

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports the children of the men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces, has been announced as official charity partner of Human Race’s Off-Road Series.

BallBuster celebrates 25 years
BallBuster celebrates 25 years

Saturday morning saw hundreds of duathletes don their thermals to celebrate BallBuster’s sell-out, 25th anniversary race at Surrey’s Box Hill. Even with the chilly wind and hammering rain, there was excitement in the air as competitors prepared to take on the course involving an 8 mile run, 24...

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