Superhero Tri, the UK’s only mass participation sports series dedicated to disabled people and their families, is back in full swing this summer
Created by Paralympian Sophia Warner, sponsored by Marvel and being filmed by Channel 4 for a highlights programme following the event, this year’s event is set to be a spectacular affair. Following a pandemic-induced pause on the usual series over the last two years, this August will see the main event back to its usual large-scale sporting celebration. The theme for Superhero Tri this year is summer street party, and that is exactly what the organisers are hoping to see.
A bumper 2,500 participants are anticipated to take part in this incredible sporting event and everyone is welcome. Participants and their family members and friends are invited to take part in a run, swim or cycling event, and they can use whatever equipment or adaptations necessary to get themselves around the course. There are no restrictions or times to adhere to, it is all about getting involved and having fun.
As usual there will be a host of celebrity team captains who this year include: TV presenter Alex Brooker, Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, and Bake Off star Briony Williams.
What is involved in Superhero Tri?
If you are looking to don your superhero cape and get involved this year, here is everything you need to about the event of the summer.
Who can join the mission: Everyone is welcome. All we ask is that all solo entrants, or at least one team member, considers themselves to have a disability of any kind.
Where: Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6FJ
When: 20 August 2022
How: You can use anything you might need to complete your tri stage/s. For the swim, you can use flippers or floats or be towed in a vessel on the water (just remember to let them know about your vessel when you sign up). For the cycle, all types of adaptive bikes and wheelchairs are welcome. For the final run/push, everything from baby buggies to race runners and powerchairs are actively encouraged.
Dress code: A superhero outfit, of course! Check out superheroseries.co.uk/super-costume-ideas for inspiration.
The Superhero Tri distances:
Sprint: Swim 150m, Bike 3km, Push/run 1km
Half: Swim 400m, Bike 10km, Push/run 2.5km
Full: Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Push/run 5km
The Superhero Tri prices for all distances:
Solo – £45
Team of 2 – £65
Team of 3 – £85
Team of 4 – £105
Team of 5 – £125
Team of 6 – £145
Every superhero that competes will get a memento medal, a super kit bag and a finisher’s t-shirt too!
Visit superheroseries.co.uk to register your team today and get your superhero capes looked out for an amazing day of sport and fun!
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