2019 Superhero Triathlon
17 August 2019
Dorney Lake, Windsor
Registration fee: £25
Fundraising Target: £300
Join us this summer and take part in the one and only disability challenge event in the UK, to help you unleash your inner Superhero!
Read more about Super Mum, Claire Martin who is supporting SIA in this year’s challenge.
A fun, full-throttle mass-participation challenge where people with disabilities call the shots and don’t have to worry about cut-off times or equipment restrictions.
What is the Superhero Triathlon?
To help whet your appetite, highlights from last year’s race are below: and you can also find further information and FAQs at the race website here.
The Superhero Series was set up by a former para-triathlete, who loved competing and challenging herself, but hated how often events just did not cater to disabled people.
Swimming, cycling and running are the three most popular disability sports, and for that reason they were chosen as the core of the event. Most importantly: the event was created to offer an opportunity for people with disabilities of every level to come together with like-minded individuals, feeling happy and confident on the day, and being in the majority, instead of the minority!
There are three unique challenges to choose from and three very different ways to take part. Most importantly, it is designed to make sure that ANYONE who wants to take part can, no matter what their level of disability is. All you need to do is be feeling a bit heroic, and you can leave the rest up to us!
How far is each distance?
There are 3 challenges on the day, which get bigger in distance depending on how much of a challenge you want to set yourself! These options include:
The Sprint: Swim: 150m, Bike: 3km, Push/Run: 1km
The Half: Swim: 400m, Bike: 10km, Push/Run: 2.5k
The Full: Swim: 750m, Bike: 20km, Push/Run: 5k
And you can also choose to take on the challenge in one of three ways:
You can fly solo:
No one does heroism better than Superman, so don a cape, wear your pants over your wetsuit and tackle this challenge all by yourself
For those who want to see the mission through from start to finish. Pow! But ‘flying solo’ doesn’t mean you have to do it all alone. Every Superhero is welcome to bring a trusty Sidekick to accompany them for one or more of the tri stages if they wish.
You can unite with family and friends for our team relays:
Help us become the Guardians of the SCI Galaxy, because if the Avengers or Justice League have taught us anything, is that the only thing better than one superhero is a whole bunch of them!
This option lets you unite with family and friends to do a stage each. Anyone can enter as long as at least one person on the team considers themselves to have a disability. Perfect for those who might smash one or two stages but the last is like a big lump of Kryptonite.
Or – in a worlds first – you can take part with a Sidekick:
Batman has Robin, Ant man has the Wasp, and even Thor has his magic hammer…so why should SIA’s superheroes be any different!
This race option is a unique chance to power your Superhero around the entire course! Prepare to tow them in the water and pull and push them around the bike and push/run sections. You can both be sure of a hero’s welcome when you cross the finish line.
What kit is needed:
The ethos of the event is ‘anything goes’ and there are no limits or restrictions on what you can bring along to help you in the challenge. If you need any extra gear – such as wetsuits, or an adaptable bike – you can hire them for the day prior to the event, and they operate a helpline right up to race day to make sure you have absolutely everything you need to take part – no matter what your requirements are!
What kit will you get?
Every SIA Superhero will have the option of taking part in an SIA running or cycling top, and will get plenty of extra goodies both on the day, and in a brilliant fundraising pack.
As participants in the race, you will get:
- A Goodie Bag
- A super-memento medal
- A finishers T-shirt
- Chip timed course
- Plenty of free food and giveaways in the event village
- And best of all: to be a superhero for a day!
Where is it?
Superheroes deserve epic settings, and Dorney Lake in Windsor (home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic rowing events definitely fits the bill). Easy to get to (and accessible) both by train and roads it is an ideal setting for a fantastic day out, and entry and parking is totally free of charge for friends and supporters.
The event village will also be set up all day to offer plenty of re-vitalizing food, and all the entertainment you could ask for, and Channel 4 will also be filming the entire day (presented by Clare Balding)
with plenty of famous faces and Paralympic champions on hand to help you celebrate.
Register here to sign up and help make the world a better place for SCI people across the UK!