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The Superhero Challenge

What is the challenge?

The Norfolk Superhero is a charity quadrathlon for those who relish an endurance challenge. Participants take part in teams of two and together cover a course that includes a 1 mile swim, a 4 mile kayak through the creeks, a 45 mile circular cycle route and an 8 mile run across the beach finishing with the last mile over the marsh. Teams must stick together and help each other out although there is a good mix of competition on show as well.

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The Barratt & Cooke

Swim Leg

1 Mile

Start from Gun Hill to the quay at Burnham Overy Staithe with the incoming tide.

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The Gresham's

Kayak Leg

4 Miles

Grab your kayak, head back to the sea and course your way through the creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe.

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The RQ Capital

Cycle Leg

45 Miles

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

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The Holkham

Run Leg

8 Miles

Run across tracks, sand, mud and marsh to the finish!

- Who is doing it?


The Norfolk Superhero is a team event consisting of either male, female or mixed pairs who complete the course together. 


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. We always wish we could accommodate everyone, but we are very limited on numbers due to physical space and the tide. 

To join our waiting list, please email

- When is it?


The next challenge will take place on Saturday 8th June 2024.

- Where is it?


The challenge starts and finishes from our HQ in Burnham Overy Staithe, on the North Norfolk coast.

- What is the schedule?



Check-In Opens

For participants at event HQ



Safety Briefing

This is compulsory for all participants and volunteers


Pasta Party

A chance to feed your body with energy before the challenge the next day



HQ Open

Pick up your timing chips from the HQ Marquee

06.30am approx

Board boats / Walk out

All participants to board boats or walk out (tide dependant)


07.30am approx

Start Challenge

Start challenge from Gun Hill (tide and weather dependent)


Hero Worshippers Supper

Relax and recharge with family and friends (booking required for guests)



Presentation of all participant awards


After Party Music & Dancing

Celebrate an eventful day with dancing and music

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