Over 350 children and adults made their way up, over, under and squeezed through ten giant inflatable obstacles on Sunday 1 September at Markeaton Park – all to support their local hospice, Treetops.

The fun-filled, sponsored event raised money for Treetops Hospice Care which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life limiting conditions living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

A fantastic way to end the long summer holidays

Lorraine Ray, Treetops events fundraising lead said:

“The KAPOW! Superhero Challenge has been amazing! Everyone has had great fun making their way around all the obstacles around the park – including the Biff Bash, Twisty Tunnels and the Hammer – and they’ve especially loved running through the huge foam station at the finish line.

“Loads of people came dressed up as their favourite superhero so we’ve seen dozens of masked crusaders from Wonder Women to Batmen jogging about.

“It’s been a fantastic way to end the long summer holidays and we want to thank everyone who’s taken part. We’re hoping the event has raised several thousand pounds for the hospice through sponsorship which will make a huge difference to adults affected by a life limiting condition and their families.”


The KAPOW! Superhero Challenge was sponsored by Western Power Distribution, Ward Recycling, RDS Global Ltd and Pop! Studios.



Treetops services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

Additional photos and videos from the KAPOW! Superhero Challenge can be found on the Treetops Facebook page.