The Challenge

Norfolk Superhero is a team event consisting of either male, female or mixed pairs. Teams of two must complete the whole course together in order to qualify for one or more of the trophies.
What is the challenge?

Swim Leg

1 Mile

Start from Gun Hill to the quay at

Burnham Overy Staithe with the incoming tide.

Scroll to view the swim route map

The Greshams Kayak Leg

4 Miles

Course your way through the

creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe.

Scroll to view the kayak route map

The Barratt & Cooke

Cycle Leg

45 Miles

Follow a circular route on North Norfolk's most scenic roads..

Scroll to view the cycle route map

The Holkham

Run Leg

8 Miles

Follow a circular route on North Norfolk's most scenic roads to

the finish.

Scroll to view the run route map
Who is doing it?

This event is for TEAMS OF TWO people only.

Our 2022 event is 'Invite Only' - we invite back everyone who took part the previous year. Once we have an idea of numbers we are able to invite people off our waiting list.

To view the 2019 Competitor List please click here - 2019 COMPETITOR LIST
When is it?


The next race is Saturday 18th June 2022.

Approximate start time is 9.15am. More information to follow.

What is the schedule?
FRIDAY 17th JUNE 2022

15.00pm - 18.00pm

Check in Open

Check in is at the HQ Marquee.

Please park in the top car park opposite the village hall.


Marshall Safety Briefing

This is compulsory for all our wonderful marshalls. 


Safety Briefing

This is compulsory for all competitors and volunteers.


St Pierre Pasta Party

A chance to feed your bodies with energy before the race the next day!

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HQ Open

Pick up your timing chips from the HQ Marquee.

9.15-9.30am approx

Board boats / Walk out

All competitors to board boats or walk out (tide dependant).

10.30am approx

Start Race

Start race from Gun Hill (tide and weather dependant).


RQ Capital Hero Worshippers Supper

Please make sure you have booked any tickets for friends and family (you have one in your race pack as part of your entry).



Presentation of all competitor awards.


The Hoste After Party Music & Dancing

Relax and celebrate an eventful day with dancing and music.

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The Lady Hamilton Cup

Fastest female team

The Lord Nelson Cup

Fastest male team 

The Dame Edna Trophy

Fastest mixed team

Zimmer Winner

First team home with a combined age of over 100 years

The Rosie Award

First all female team home with a combined age of over 100 years

The Local Heroes Award

First team home where both members live full time in Norfolk

Spirit of Superhero Award

Decided by committee

(the most contested prize!)

The Wensum

First team home consisting of two generations of the same family 

The Wooden Spoon 

Last Team Home