Good news! The applications for Brighton Big Balls has now opened! You’re laughing already aren’t you? Seriously though, the event in which you do a 3K obstacle course on Hove seafront whilst carrying your balls has opened their registration for this year’s event.
The competition, held on May 8th, involves carrying two giant gym balls under your arms whilst completing an obstacle course. The event is to raise awareness of prostate, penile and testicular cancer with all proceeds going to Orchid Cancer. The organiser, Dave Samuel told Juice Brighton that the even was already in its fourth year. After Dave had his own cancer scare, he thought he should do more to talk about mens health issues and to break down some of the taboos associated with it. What better way to break taboos than with a completely ridiculous obstacle course?
It’s simple, the race number on the participant’s hand matches the number on their balls. They must finish with their own balls, so no grabbing someone else’s. Local businesses donate to the charity in return for putting their own obstacles en route. For example, the comedy Ninja’s boxing gloves on 8 inch poles, water bomb alley, running through buckets of wall-paper paste and getting all contestants through the rear of a taxi…all whilst gripping onto their balls. Dave Samuel said “It’s a short distance so a great event for everyone to get involved in. You don’t have to be particularly fit to take part- laughing seems to be more the order of the day than running for this comedy-caper non run!”
Registration is online and costs only £25. You can then raise money via the charity’s giving page. It’s for a good cause and you can guarantee it will be hilarious so go on, just don’t drop your balls! For more information head here.
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