Marvel has jumped on board the UK’s only mass-participation sports series dedicated to people with disabilities: The Superhero series for the Superhero Tri.
The competitive family fun event will feature Marvel Super Hero characters and storytelling to help participants find their power before, during and after the challenge, and inspire more children and families to get involved.
With 1,500 participants, aged 3-81 already signed up – and more spaces still available – the first event of this year’s series will see people with any kind of disability come together to compete in a unique, solo or team challenge at 2012 Summer Paralympic and Olympic venue, Dorney Lake, Windsor.
Marvel will bring the epic energy of its iconic Super Hero characters to the event. From the car park to the finish line, Marvel storytelling and exciting touches will help participants unleash their inner Super Hero, adding even more fun to this competitive family event. Everything from giant LEGO® models of Thor’s Hammer to Captain America’s shield and the Infinity Gauntlet, to inspirational quotes from Super Hero favourites including Captain Marvel and Spider-Man, will help make the participants feel like a true Super Hero.
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Meanwhile, performers from Marvel Universe LIVE will lead the participants’ “Power Up” session before the race begins. Marvel Universe LIVE is a live-action arena spectacular featuring more than 25 of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes and Villains, which will be performing in nine cities across the UK, beginning 18th September.
The Superhero Tri doesn’t abide by any restrictive rules or regulations and encourages participants to use any method of support required to complete their challenge. All ‘gadgets and gizmos’ are welcomed on the course, from floats and boats to adaptive bikes and trikes. Participants can choose between flying solo or teaming up with ‘Sidekicks’ (non-disabled family and friends) to take on the unique challenges with as much or as little time and support as they need.
This year’s event will see celebrity Team Captain’s leading competition winners in order to complete the course. These include DJ and journalist Jordan Jarrett-Bryan; Paralympic equestrian champion Sophie Christiansen; Invictus Games athlete, JJ Chalmers; Paralympian and Wimbledon doubles champion, Alfie Hewett; and eight-time London Marathon winner and six-time Paralympic champion, David Weir.
Founded and run by Paralympian, Sophia Warner, the event will take place on 17th August. Visit www.superheroseries.co.uk to find your power and take part, or to find out how you can help cheer on the Super Heroes on the day.