A fun-filled, action packed event in aid of male cancer charity Orchid Cancer returns for its fourth year following a hugely successful 2015 with local business sponsors, celebrity support and courageous competitors.
Fast becoming one of the South Coast’s favourite events, Brighton Big Balls is in aid of male cancer treatment and prevention – specifically prostate, penile & testicular cancer.
Taking place on May 8th, Brighton Big Balls sees entrants stumble over the beaches and groynes of Hove whilst carrying two large but light gym balls under their arms.
Supporters of the event in 2015 included Brighton & Hove Albion Players, Sussex Sharks Players, Sussex County FA as well as a host of celebs including Norman Cook, Zoe Ball, Jack the Lad and Tom Evans from Heart FM’s breakfast show all running plus TV legend Johnny Ball started the race! Lots of celebrities were tweeting about Big Balls including John Prescott, Adele, Towie cast members and number one fan Norman Cook!
Local businesses also donate to the charity in return for putting their own obstacles on route and this year’s sponsors include able&willing, Brighton’s only supported employer, Skerrits Chartered Financial Planners and Brewers Decorator Centres. The event is also supported by Brighton Video Productions, Big Beach Cafe, Stef Kerswell Photography, Hove Lagoon and Best of Brighton & Hove.
Infamous obstacles 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.
The race number on the entrants hand matches the number on their balls & they must finish with their own balls but apart from that – there are no rules. Competitors are allowed and encouraged to boost each other’s balls beachward as organised chaos is the order of the day – making Brighton Big Balls a spectator sport too!
Dave Samuel, Brighton Big Balls big chief said; “It’s 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 fun-run!”
The event is clearly aimed at men but lots of women also take part to show support in the fun fundraising events of the day.
Registration is online and costs £25, visit www.brightonbigballs.com to find out more.