Brighton Big Balls is back to protect those man parts.
NOW in its third year, Brighton’s premier comedy run returns on May 10 in aid of male cancer charity Orchid.
Orchid is the UK’s specialist male cancer charity focusing on Prostate, Penile and Testicular Cancers.
Dave Samuel, organiser & Brighton Big Balls big chief said: “It’s only a short distance so a great event for everyone to get involved in. You don’t have to be particular fit to take part – laughing seems to be more the order of the day than running for this comedy-exercise!”
The event sees entrants stumble over the beaches, groynes and man-made comedy obstacles of Hove whilst carrying two large gym balls under their arms.
The race number on the entrants hand matches the number on their balls and they must finish with their own balls. Apart from that – there are no rules!
Local businesses donate to the charity in return for putting their own obstacles on route. Infamous impediments in previous years have included the comedy Ninja’s with boxing gloves on 8’ long poles, Water bomb alley, running through buckets of wall-paper-paste into buckets of cornflakes and fitting through hanging hoops on the beach – all whilst trying to retain their balls.
Competitors are allowed and encouraged to boost each other’s balls beach-ward. Organised chaos reigns supreme as friends and foes fumble to find their own balls amid the comedy carnage.
Brighton Big Balls has a loyal and increasing fan base as it’s also become a spectator sport too.
Although clearly aimed at men, lots of women also take part to show support. However ladies are asked to wear a comedy moustache and run in a “manly-manner”.
The female competitors even have their own competition for the best moustache of the day (but real ones are automatically disqualified).
Online registration costs £25.
Entrants are then expected to raise sponsorship via the charity just-giving page.
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