The Norfolk Superhero is a charity quadrathlon for those who relish an endurance challenge. Participants take part in teams of two and together cover 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.
This is a charity quadrathlon event held annually in June when the tides are right, at Burnham Overy Staithe on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
Over the years the Norfolk Superhero has grown from a small band of friends taking on a fun, annual challenge to more than 200 competitors coming together to put themselves to the test. While the challenge is undoubtedly a serious one, nobody takes themselves too seriously. Everyone has their own reasons for taking part, whether that be for fitness, fun, or friendship. What’s more, every year all the participants pledge to raise money to support Norfolk based charities, raising over £600k to date. Click here for more information on our chosen charity for 2023.
One of the key trademarks of the Norfolk Superhero spirit is the ‘buddy system’. People take part in teams of two, working together so they are able to help each other and share in the success of completing the challenge with another person. On the night of the event, we all celebrate together with dinner and dancing.
The spirit of the superhero, combining a quirky challenge, teamwork, friendly competition and fundraising for a local charity has been central to why people love taking part in this event year after year.
This year felt like it was going to be a good one before it had even started. The organising team
expanded last year with the arrival of Carlotta and Nick who were nicely bedded in for this year,
Jess and Riddy were promising big things on the catering and merch front, and we were all really excited about the charity we had chosen, NOURISHING NOR FOLK.
As always this has been an amazing Event, take a read of this years Race Report, if you fancy a crack at it next year you’ll need to get your Entries in Early … its always a sell out!
Visit the Website www.norfolksuperhero.co.uk