At home SUPERHEROES 2020

SUPERHERO SERIES SETS A NEW SPORTING MISSION TO KEEP PARTICIPANTS SUPER-ACTIVE THIS SUMMER – AT HOME SUPERHEROES, POWERED BY MARVEL

With events that are all about coming together to strive, support and celebrate (not social distance!), the UK’s only disability sports series has launched an all-new challenge to keep Superheroes and Sidekicks active, super-charged and connected!

This year the new ultra-flexible 20km challenge will replace the Series’ annual August event, Superhero Tri, at Dorney Lake. Participants (AKA Superheroes) can complete the challenge any time between 15 June and 15 July, anywhere (living room, garden, neighbourhood) and in any way (walk, run, push, wheel, canoe, swim) they wish. They can also fly solo or unite with family and friends in their household, or remotely using a dedicated app, to share the challenge. Anything goes!

Staying true to the fun of Superhero Tri, participants are encouraged to dress up in full Superhero costume for their home triumphs and stay connected by sharing their progress and pictures on the app. As ever, an array of Celebrity Team Captains, from Sophie Christiansen to JJ Chalmers, will be jumping into the action, and, for the first time, some will be mentoring their Superhero teammates remotely.

Channel 4 will be capturing the action by focussing on four teams from around the nation for a one-hour highlights programme to be aired on 15 August.

“We’ve been planning to introduce At Home Superheroes for a while as we know it can be tricky for many participants to physically attend the events for various reasons,” explains Series founder and Paralympian Sophia Warner. “Along with our Super Partners, we felt that this was the perfect time to launch the concept. This year, due to COVID-19, it will run as a stand-alone challenge, but in future, it will run alongside our annual events so we can reach and welcome more budding Superheroes to the joys and benefits of sport.”

At Home Superheroes will receive a race pack with all the super accessories of a regular Superhero event, including race number, medal, finisher’s T-shirt, and finish line tape, so they can still experience their own personal finish-line moments!

Participants will be invited to share clips of these moments with the Channel 4 production team for their chance to star in the celebratory closing montage of the highlights programme, presented by  Clare Balding, which will air on what would have been Superhero Tri’s official event date, 15 August.

Sign up for At Home Superheroes at www.superheroseries.co.uk and stay active, supercharged and connected