Superhero Series: learn about the UK’s one & only disability sports series for the Everyday Superhero

The Superhero Series hold bold, fun and inclusive sporting challenges for a community of Superheroes (people with disabilities) and their trusted Sidekicks (friends, families and colleagues). Read our article to find out more, including how you can get involved with the events – both in person and at home!

The Superhero Series, powered by Marvel, was founded in 2016 by Paralympian Sophia Warner. They provide a fun and inclusive community for everyone to take part in large-scale sporting events. Their mission is simple: “to create fun, full-throttle, mass-participation sports events where people with disabilities – AKA Superheroes – call the shots!”

What does the series involve?

Each year they hold four exciting events – two live events at Dorney Lake, Windsor, and two ‘At Home’ events which can be done absolutely anywhere. All four events allow Superheroes and their Sidekicks to complete their missions without worrying about cut-off times or equipment restrictions. The activities are specifically designed to allow you to take part however you want – you can fly solo, or team up with family and friends who can be your Sidekicks for the day!

The events have been covered on Channel 4, hosted by sports broadcaster Clare Balding. You can take a look at some of the highlights from past events to see what’s involved on the day.

Founder and Paralympian, Sophia Warner, explained why she set up the Superhero Series:

“I know first-hand what a hugely positive impact sport can have on a person’s life & I want to create more opportunities for Everyday Superheroes to enjoy momentous & often life-changing sporting events.”

How can you take part?

If you want to learn more about the events or sign up to take part, you can sign up on the Superhero Series website below or if you want to be kept up to date with their news, you can simply register your interest

Go to their website


The next events are their two summer events: At Home Superheroes (8 July – 6 August 2023) and the Superhero Tri (12 August 2023), both powered by Marvel.  You can find more information about the events on their website. Plus, if you take part, you’ll even get a t-shirt, medal and other goodies to recognise your super achievement!

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