Bringing the superpower of sport to everybody
The Superhero Series is one of a kind amongst the thousands of non-disabled mass-participation events that take place every year. We throw out equipment restrictions and cut-off times to give participants with all kinds of challenges the chance to feel the often life-transforming elation of crossing the finish line at a large-scale event.
We hold two fun, full-throttle events each year where participants (AKA Everyday Superheroes) can fly solo or team up with family and friends to do as much or as little as they wish, with as much or little support as they need. If they want flippers or floats in the water or need to use a powerchair, we say yes and make it happen!
Everyone we talk to loves the ethos of the Superhero Series and they always ask, ‘How can we help or how can we get involved?’ Now through our Crowdfunder project anyone can directly superpower our events and the Everyday Superheroes who want to take part.
Putting on events of this scale and complexity is extremely costly and we’re super lucky to have the amazing support of our great Super Partners and Charity and Corporate Friends. We’re always striving to make our events even bigger and better and we'd love to raise an additional £84,000 for Superhero Tri to provide the facilities and equipment needed to unleash even more Everyday Superheroes around the nation. Thank you so much for any donation you can give. If you'd like to choose how your donation is spent or would like to partner with us, please do take a look at the rewards on this page.
We aim to combat one of the biggest barriers to disability participation, lack of confidence, by offering a playful, ‘anything goes’ environment where, crucially, people with all kinds of disabilities know they will be in the majority rather than the minority.
Unlike non-disabled events, we welcome all types of equipment (or gadgets and gizmos as we like to call them) on the course, from trikes and adaptive bikes to floats and boats. The emphasis is very much on fun and masks, capes and pants over tights are positively encouraged! Most gratifying of all is that the vast majority of those taking part have never done anything like this before.
Our achievements so far…
Now in our third year, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome more than 3,500 Superheroes and their trusty Sidekicks over the finish line to date. They were cheered on by over 11,000 spectators and a 400-strong force of super Sidekick volunteers.
Clare Balding shone the spotlight on our Everyday Superheroes in a Channel 4 highlights programme of Superhero Tri last summer and will be back again this year to capture the trailblazing action as it unfolds.
The Celebrity Challenge is a regular feature of all our events, where our Everyday Superheroes can win a chance to unite with well-known faces from sport and screen. So far, more than 45 Celebrity Team Captains have taken part, from Jonnie Peacock and Sophie Christiansen to Adam Hills and Billy Monger, to show their support for an event that welcomes everyone.
The challenges are only the beginning. There are refreshments, entertainment and sports tasters laid on for our Superheroes, Sidekicks and spectators big and small in our Superhero Village by our Super Partners, Charity Friends and Super Exhibitors, making it a super-sized fun day out for all.
We have two epic annual events!
17 Aug 2019, Dorney Lake, Windsor
There are three unique tri challenges to choose from and three very different ways to take part. Participants can fly solo, unite with family and friends for our team relays, or tow their Superhero around the entire course.
1 Dec 2019, Dorney Lake, Windsor
Everyday Superheroes are invited to cycle, walk, run, push, or anything in between around Dorney’s spectacular lake at this festive extravaganza. We have 1km, 5km and 10km challenges, so there's something for everyone.
Paralympian Sophia Warner was given access to a whole world of sporting opportunities as an elite athlete. But as any everyday person with a disability looking to do sports events for fun she’s found it a real struggle.
Her own experiences combined with meeting so many sports lovers who are crying out for opportunities are the inspiration for this Series.
“I know first-hand what a hugely positive impact sport can have on a person’s life and I believe everyone should have the chance to work towards and achieve a momentous sporting goal. With your help, we can give even more people the chance to be a Superhero for the day.”
Thank you to our Superhero supporters