20th March 2017

Calling all superheroes!

There’s a superhero in all of us so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as Wolverine or Wonder Woman, then there’s a perfect challenge for you this summer!

The aptly named Superhero Challenge – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – is a 5km walk or run with a definite difference.

The event – which will take place on Saturday, 17 June – will include a giant inflatable obstacle course, a foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods and a grand finale in the form of the Big Bertha Drop Slide!

Taking place at the University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in Holt, Worcester, organisers are encouraging those who are taking part to bring along a photo of their real life ‘hero’ to share on the Superhero Gallery, which will be in a prime location for all to enjoy during the day.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said : “We would like to encourage all local superheroes to dust off their super powers and sign up to this fabulous event.  We are hoping for hundreds of people to join us on the day.  It’s like no other event we have ever organised and looks set to be a whole lot of fun!”

Places are limited to 50 per time slot – which are every 15 minutes between 10.00am and 4.00pm – with a minimum height restriction of 123cm; anyone 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Those with medical conditions or skin allergies are advised not to take part in the event.

The Superhero Challenge is kindly sponsored by A44 Tyre Shop.

Participants are asked to pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 or more to help St Richard’s continue to offer free care to patients and their loved ones.

The registration fees are as follows:

Early Bird Adult before 31 March – £25 + £1.99 admin fee;

Early Bird Child before 31 March – £20 + £1.71 admin fee;

Adult before 9 June – £30 + £2.27 admin fee;

Child before 9 June – £25 + £1.99 admin fee.


For further information please call 01905 763 963.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.