KAPOW!, an exciting new inflatable obstacle course, is coming to Markeaton Park on Sunday 1 September, all to raise money for local hospice Treetops.

The Stairs of Doom, the Mangle, a 12m long Holy Cow Maze, the Transformer and a foam station are amongst the ten challenges that adults and children can run, jog or walk around on the sponsored 5km KAPOW! Superhero Challenge.


The fun-filled, sponsored event – the only event of its kind taking place in the East Midlands this summer – will raise vital funds for Treetops Hospice Care which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life limiting conditions living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.


Incredibly exciting, fun-filled challenge!

Lorraine Ray, Treetops events fundraising lead said:

Transformer Challenge

“This is an incredibly exciting event to come to Derby and will be a fun challenge for adults and children alike.

“Fancy dress is optional but with a super hero theme we’d love to see a whole bunch of people take part dressed as Spiderman, Batman, the Incredibles family, Captain Marvel, the Hulk, Wonder Woman – and more!



Stairs of Doom Challenge

“We’re delighted that Western Power Distribution plc are sponsoring the start/finish line of KAPOW! We’re also looking for other businesses who want to sponsor the event and each obstacle along the route. It’s the perfect opportunity to help us raise money for the hospice whilst promoting your business.”



KAPOW! registration is now open online here.

Early bird tickets are available until 26 June: adults £20, children £15 and groups of four £60.

Participants must be at least 1.2m tall to take part.

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

With grateful thanks to our sponsors: Western Power Distribution plc

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