Stadium Stomp Melbourne


Stadium Stomp MCGMCG

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. On the day registrations available from Gate 1 for following waves:

  • 12pm (full course)
  • 12:15pm (half course)
  • 12:30pm (full course)

Are you ready to tackle Australia's largest consecutive stair climbing challenge? 

The MCG is one of the largest stadiums on the planet boasting a seating capacity of 100,024.  That's a lot of seats which means a lot of stairs.  

We've designed the Stadium Stomp course to take you around the bays of the MCG containing the longest rows of stairs.  Your journey will take you around the lower and upper levels of the 'G soaking in great views and atmosphere along the way before doing a half lap of the boundary to finish.  If you'd like to learn more about the course click on "The Course" tab above.

The first Stadium Stomp was held at the MCG in June of 2013 to rave reviews.  We look forward to you joining us this year.

The MCG is located within a stones throw of the CBD and just a short tram ride away, making this a really easy event to get to. For transport options please click here and scroll down to Transport and Car Parking.

By participating in Stadium Stomp MCG you are also agreeing to the conditions of entry for this venue.  Click here to read them.

Fundraising is encouraged

We encourage all our participant to fundraise for charity.  You may choose your own charity or our preferred charity in The Leukaemia Foundation.  You can read about them here. Fundraising is not mandatory but a great way to make every step count.



 The Course

The MCG course

The MCG course is Australia's largest consecutive stair climbing challenge with over 7,000 stairs.  Course options available make this event open to all levels of fitness.  There will be rest stops along the way, drink stations scattered throughout the course and music to keep you going.

Full Course - The estimated number of steps for the full course (levels 1 & 4) is approximately 7,343 steps and will take anywhere from 45 minutes up to 2+ hours to complete depending on your fitness level. 

Half Course - The estimated number of steps for the half course (level 1 only) is approximately 1,890 steps and will take around 20 minutes to complete. This course utilises the longer, shallower stairs of the lower level and is considerably easier than the full course.

What to watch out for:

It's a concrete jungle out there!  The MCG course is full of twists and turns.  Stairs will vary in height, width, gradient and the number of stairs per aisle depending on where you are climbing in the MCG. 

The steepest part of the climb will be in and around the Olympic and Ponsford Stands on Level 4.  Level 1 will be the easiest part of the course with a milder gradient and wide, shallow steps.

Level 1 - 57 bays, 35 steps per bay

Level 4 - 57 bays 83 - 108 steps per bay

Level 4, particularly the Ponsford to Olympic Stands are extremely challenging

Course Instructions (or just let our marshals tell you where to go):

Participants marshal within the concourse area of Gate 1

Participants are staggered released according to wave times allocated

Run around concourse clockwise from bay M37 to M57

Commence stair descent at M57 and climb anticlockwise to M3 approx.

Take ramp from L1 to L4 Great Southern Stand

Climb L4 of Great Southern Stand from Q1 to Q28

Enter Ponsford Stand at Q29 and climb the most challenging part of the course going through the MCC Members Reserve and Olympic Stand until M57

Take ramp down from L4 to L1

Finish with half lap along the boundary line - anticlockwise - finishing near players race at M37


Full course

MCG registration at a glance

With wave times every 15 minutes, you can choose to start at a time that suits you. 

Entry Fees:

   Early Bird          
Standard Rate  
 Full Course
(12 yrs +)
 $70 $80
 Half Course
(12 yrs +)
 $40 $50


  • 8:00am - 1:00pm (select your own start time during registration)

What you get:

Your entry fee includes participation into the event plus a finishers medallion, branded commemorative drink bottle (TBC), access to Stadium Stomp exhibitor stands, free post-event massage service and more.

For more information on registration please click here or check out our FAQ's page. 



Volunteer at Stadium Stomp MCG

Be part of the most awesome stair climbing event in the Southern Hemisphere! Become a Volunteer at Stadium Stomp MCG!

Being a Volunteer at Stadium Stomp is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of sports and event management all whilst working at Australia's most iconic sporting venue, the mighty 'G.

As event organisers, we recognise that volunteers are a crucial part of the smooth running and success of the event and we sincerely appreciate everyone who is willing to be involved with Stadium Stomp MCG. 

With various jobs available from marshalling, registrations, set up / pack down, runners, water stations and information desk, there is sure to be a job for you! You will be able to indicate the area that you are most interested in on the application form.

As a Stomp Volunteer you will receive the following benefits^: 

  • Official Stadium Stomp cap or beanie
  • Breakfast and snacks 
  • Water
  • Certificate of Appreciation 
  • FREE course entry* (available with some shifts only)
  • Invaluable major mob-event experience 
  • Most importantly, a warm fuzzy feeling from helping deliver this fabulous stomping event!  

If you have any volunteer questions please email

*Terms & Conditions apply, complete the volunteer registration form for more information.
^benefits may change at any time without notice.



 Event Day Info

Event Day Information

Below is some "at a glance" information to help your event day run smoothly. Full details available in the Event Day Information Booklet.

The Start/ Arriving

Gates open 7am.  Wave times begin from 8am event day. New waves will commence every 15 minutes thereafter until 1:00pm.  Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your wave time to allow time for race bib collection, baggage check in etc. However, you do not need to be at the marshalling area until 15 minutes prior to your wave starting.

Where do I go on arrival?

Please head to Light Tower 6 located between Gates 1 and 2 when you arrive. From here you will easily be able to navigate to the registration area (to collect your bib kits), marshalling area and start line.

Transport and car parking
Your best bet is public transport to the MCG.  If catching a train your nearest station is Richmond.

Due to wet weather conditions in the lead up to Stadium Stomp MCG NO car parking will be available at Yarra Park for Sunday 26 June.  For further information or for alternate car parking please click here 

Warm-up / Marshalling Area

Please enter the marshalling area no earlier than 15 minutes before your wave time commences.  Your bib number will indicate to us which wave time you should be in and our MC will be on load speaker to call each wave time to the marshalling area as required. Please listen out for these.

There will be exercise bikes on hand and we will have trainers on hand to conducting a quick warm up before you stomp within the Marshalling Area.

Bib and pre-purchased merchandise collection (Gate 1)

You'll need ID or your Registration Confirmation email to collect bibs and purchased t-shirts.  

Pre-event bib collection will be available at the Ticketing window nearest the Hugh Trumble Café located between gates 1 and 2 at the MCG on:

  • Event Day
  • Pre-event day pick ups available at: Thursday 23 June 3pm - 7pm & Friday 24 June 10am - 2pm

Collecting a bib for a friend?

Multiple bib collection will only be permitted with the expressed written consent of the non-collecting participant(s). This can be done though email, SMS or some other identifying factor which clearly displays the origin of the message to include the participants name. You can speed things up by knowing your bib numbers.

If you ordered an Official Stadium Stomp t-shirt, these will also be available for collection by the above means. T-shirts are not being posted.

Bag Compound

There will be a bag compound available if needed within the concourse.  Look out for signage on the day and be sure to collect your race bib first as you'll need the tag from your bib to place on your bag.

As you finish

You'll get to complete half a lap of the ground by walking, running, or crawling around the MCG boundary line before exiting down the players race. Please climb with care.

Post event extras


Massage will be available for participants post stomp in the Massage Room (located within the players change rooms at the MCG). 

Event Merchandise

Stadium Stomp t-shirts, Hoodies, caps and beanies will be available for purchase at the event day expo (pending availability). Look out for the stand.

Event Day Expo

Participants, family and friends are welcome to wander through the event day Expo located inside Gate 1.

Event Photos

Official event photographs will be taken by Super Sport Images on the course and at the finish line.  These will be available for purchase post event via their website (  Allow two days post event for these to become available.

Event Day Food

The Hugh Trumble cafe near the marshalling area will be open to purchase food and beverages within the MCG.


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Spectators will be allowed FREE entry to the MCG (subject to the MCG's entry conditions).  A designated area is assigned for spectators inside Gate 1.

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