Quest to support everyday superheroes to conquer winter sporting challenge
An inclusive sports event dedicated to enabling people of all levels of mobility to participate has received the support of mobility aids designer and manufacturer Quest.
The company has been confirmed as an official Power Pack Super Partner for the upcoming Marvel-powered Winter Wonderwheels event.
Taking place from 5 November to 6 December 2020, the event is one of four held annually by the Superhero Series – the UK’s only disability sports series created for the ‘everyday superhero’.
The sporting series is the brainchild of Sophia Warner, a Paralympian who has Cerebral Palsy and was the first person with a disability to enter the London Triathlon back in 1998.
Sophia launched the Superhero Series following her experiences taking part in different events which were not accommodating of disabled participants.
“I found entering such events extremely challenging, for example, getting in or out of a wetsuit, my bike off the rack and not to mention trying to complete a fun run when the organisers were already clearing up and had reopened the roads,” she explained.
In response, she established The Superhero Series, a mass participation sports events open to as many people as possible, despite their level of mobility.
Entrants, referred to as everyday superheroes, are free to use any type of equipment to complete the course, be it powerchairs, racerunners, adaptive bikes or baby buggies and much more.
Previously taking place at Dorney Lake, the Winter Wonderwheels sporting challenge saw entrants would run, walk, cycle, push or be pushed around the lake. Due to COVID-19, however, the organisers have changed the formula.
This year’s At Home Winter Wonderwheels will see participants, either as individuals or a team, aim to complete a total of 20km over the course of the month. The challenge can be completed from a living room, garden, local park or anywhere by any activity – walking, running, jumping, skipping, swimming, etc.
Importantly, the organisers note that each individual or team can do less or more than the 20km target, depending on their level of mobility
To aid the superheroes’ efforts, the Quest team will be available prior to the event to help with any equipment setup or repair questions people may have, alongside offering the opportunity to rent a RaceRunner or Gameframe through the CP Sport Rental Scheme.
Rob Henshaw, Managing Director of Quest, commented: “Everyone at Quest is incredibly excited about once again being part of Superheroes. It is bringing people together in a community that celebrates all our own unique abilities and super powers!”
In addition to the Winter Wonderwheels event, the Superhero Series is also hosting the Superheroes Race Round the World challenge for those with a more competitive streak.
Entrants can choose how they take part in terms of location and activity and join one of five SUPER teams, each of which has a celebrity captain. The aim will be for participants to collectively help their team get as close as possible to the ultimate SUPER team goal of 40,750 km between 5 November to 6 December 2020.
The culmination of the event and will be a one-off programme on Channel 4 in December presented by Clare Balding when the overall winners will be announced.https://thiis.co.uk/quest-to-support-everyday-superheroes-to-conquer-winter-sporting-challenge/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Quest-Superhero-Series-Marvel.jpg?fit=800%2C531&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Quest-Superhero-Series-Marvel.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Events & ExhibitionsNewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsAn inclusive sports event dedicated to enabling people of all levels of mobility to participate has received the support of mobility aids designer and manufacturer Quest. The company has been confirmed as an official Power Pack Super Partner for the upcoming Marvel-powered Winter Wonderwheels event. Taking place from 5 November to...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine