Norfolk Superhero Challenge 2017


The Chequers Inn joins superheroes raising money for the Superhero Foundation

The Chequers Inn, a hotel and restaurant in Thornham on the North Norfolk coast, is delighted to sponsor The Norfolk Superhero Challenge for a second year in a row. This year event organisers have decided to create the Superhero Foundation which allows them to support and raise money for a number of smaller charities under one unifying theme.

The Chequers Inn, sponsors of Norfolk Superhero 2017
45 mile cycle ride

The Norfolk Superhero Challenge is celebrating their 11th year anniversary. In the last three years the event has raised; £67,000 for Nelson’s journey, £62,000 for the Wells RNLI Shannon appeal and £85,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

This year Norfolk Superhero Challenge has identified three charities that they will allocate a proportion of the funds raised. The charities include; Headway which cares for people with acquired brain injuries, One to One which supports adults with mental health difficulties and The Matthew Project which supports those with alcohol and drug related issues.

The event will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017 on the Norfolk coast where 216 competitors will engage in four ultimate challenges, including a 1 mile swim, 4 mile kayak race, 45 mile cycle ride and finally an extreme 8 miles run across sand, mud and marsh. This is a team affair where pairs of men, women or mixed will test not just their physical strength but also mental resolve.

The Chequers Inn, sponsors of Norfolk Superhero 2017
Norfolk Superhero Challenge

Second year in a row The Chequers Inn, hotel and restaurant in Thornham, is the main sponsor for the opening competition, the 1 mile swim from Gun Hill to the Quay at Burnham Overy Staithe with the incoming tide.

The Chequers Inn General Manager, Martin Edwards, has said, “We are delighted to be part of the Norfolk Superhero Challenge that takes place only few miles away from us and helps raise funds to a number of smaller local charities that play an important role targeting the area of mental health and wellbeing here in Norfolk.”