Norfolk Superhero Challenge

Norfolk Superhero Challenge – This amazing Charity Race took place on Saturday 18thJune, after two years away the Superhero was the culmination of a lot of pent-up anticipation and it showed in the way everyone came together to celebrate the true spirit of what it is to be in Norfolk on a June day, believing in the impossible and making it happen.

The vibe was one of generosity, happiness, pride and fun and the recipients were all of us, but especially the Holt Youth Project and the young people this amazing charity serves. So far, we have raised very nearly £100k and the total is rising!

The BQA are very proud to support this charity race, and its certainly one for my bucket list! The Norfolk Superhero is a quadrathlon event held annually in June when the tides are right, at Burnham Overy Staithe on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

​Participants take part in teams of 2 over a course that includes a 1 mile swim, a 4 mile kayak through the creeks, a 45 mile circular cycle route and an 8 mile run across the beach finishing with the last mile over the marsh. Teams must stick together and help each other out although there is a good mix of competition on show as well.

One of the key trademarks of the Norfolk Superhero Challenge is the ‘buddy system’. People take part in teams of 2, working together as a unit so they are able to monitor and help each other and share the success of completing the challenge with another person.

​Named after the village’s Hero Pub, the event has, over the years, grown from a small band of friends to over 200 competitors, all of whom raise money to support a Norfolk based charity every year.

More details here

Race Report – After two cancelled years, we were back for Superhero 2022 – We absolutely loved seeing
you all again, it was a balm for the soul to have that kind of spirit and vibe spreading itself out from a field, near a marsh in Norfolk. It was hugely emotional to see everyone together again, being invited into be a part of and respecting the wonderful community that is Burnham Overy Staithe. We thank you all whole heartedly for turning up on the weekend and giving it your everything. Read the full race report Norfolk Superhero Challenge Race Report 2022

Full Results RESULTS 2022


Thank you to all the Norfolk Superheros who took part in this great race, and embraced our sport of Quadrathlon! But a huge thanks must go to the Team that put this race together Carlotta, Riddy, Jess & Nick, plus all the event volunteers, sponsors and not forgetting those Amazing Pink Ladies! 

Be very Proud of what you have all achieved, and the BQA look forward to supporting you next year!                    Jean ‘The Fairy Quadmother’