21 March 2017
| THE HEARTBEAT OF WOMEN'S SPORT

The Superhero Series – mass-participation events for everyday superheroes

November 18, 2016
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Sophia Warner has launched The Superhero Series,  the only mass-participation sports events dedicated to the everyday superhero – the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities and their friends and families.


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The initiative is supported by celebrity Team Captains: Sophie Christiansen, Kadeena Cox, Dave Henson, JJ Chalmers, Sophie Morgan, Anne Dickins and Megan Giglia.  They will be calling on the public to join their team for the Celebrity Superhero Tri, one of several sporting challenges designed to inspire people to have a go

The Superhero Series aims to increase disability sport participation at all levels by removing restrictive rules and regulations imposed by most mass-participation events currently available. Team Captains will be taking on one stage of the Celebrity Superhero Tri (150m swim, 3k bike, 1k push/run) and are calling out to the nation (disabled and non-disabled) to complete their relay team.

To enter the competition, simply head to www.superheroseries.co.uk and tell them in your own words why you should be picked for a Celebrity Superhero’s team and which stage of the triathlon you’d like to do.

Big, bold and gusty, Superhero Series gives total beginners through to elite athletes the chance to find their inner superpower and achieve an inspirational goal. The debut event is on 19 August 2017 at Dorney Lake, Windsor.

Alongside the Celebrity Superhero Tri, the debut event will hold three triathlon challenges over three distances. Participants don’t have to take on all three stages, opening up four popular sports.

Three ways to take part:

· Team up – do one stage each. Unite with family and friends (disabled and non-disabled) to share the work and the fun.

· Grab a Sidekick – a world 1st! This a unique chance for a Sidekick (a Superhero helper) to tow a friend or loved one in the water and push or pull them around the bike & push/run stages.

· Fly solo – for those who want to take on all three triathlon stages. Everyone entering a solo event must consider themselves to have a disability. Details of an elite race will be announced Jan 2017.

The three distances:

· Sprint Superhero Tri: 150m swim, 3k bike, 1k push/run
· Half Superhero Tri: 400m swim, 10k bike, 2.5k push/run
· Full Superhero Tri: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k push/run

There will be 20 Team Captains in all including:

· Sophie Christiansen, OBE, eight-time Paralympic Gold Medallist, Paraequestrian (also a Superhero Series Ambassador)

· Sophie Morgan, TV Presenter, artist and model, and part of Channel 4 Rio 2016 Paralympics presenting team

· Anne Dickins, Paralympic Gold Medallist, Paracanoeing

· Megan Giglia, won Britain’s first Gold Medal in Rio 2016, in C1-3 3,000m cycling race

· Kadeena Cox, Paralympic Gold Medallist in Rio 2016 in C4-5 cycling time trial and T38 400m sprint

To find out more about Superhero Series and to sign up visit www.superheroseries.co.uk. Regular updates on twitter: @superherotri

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