Stomp Adelaide Oval – 2021 date announced soon.
***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. More information here
Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?
NEW (LONGER) SHORT COURSE – UP FROM 1,000 TO 3300 STAIRS!
Join us for an epic stair climbing challenge inside the iconic Adelaide Oval.
Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 6000 stair climb. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Adelaide!
If you’re looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run, colour run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp Adelaide Oval. It’s damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll and an amazing experience all round.
There are course options for everyone – full course (6,000 stairs), short course (3,300 stairs) and Junior Stomp (1,000 stairs). And for those who want to stomp until they drop Stomp Unlimited is for you. So no matter what your fitness there’s a course length for you.
Choose your own start time when you register but be advised, early wave times fill quickly.
Stadium Stomp Adelaide Oval is not just for the SA locals but a great excuse for anyone to come and experience this electric city.
Adelaide Oval is a 53,500 seat stadium located in the heart of Adelaide where the North Terrace and the Riverbank precinct meet. It’s super easy to get to thanks to the new Riverbank Bridge connecting rail, tram and buses to the venue.
We encourage all our participants to fundraise for charity. Choose a charity close to your heart and start fundraising today! Fundraising is not mandatory but a great way to make every step count
Each participant is required to bring a physical signed copy of the event waiver on the day.
Event waivers will emailed (check spam) to each participant closer to the date to download and print out. If you cannot locate this email, you can download a copy here.
Transferring registrations – If you can no longer attend it is possible to transfer your registration. Please check the FAQ’s page under REGISTRATION for instructions.
Gates will open at 7am. On arrival, head to the South Gate located within Telstra Plaza. All the event day action (registration, bib collection, warm up, marshalling, etc.) will be stationed within this area.
We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes prior to your wave time so you have plenty of time to collect your event bib and any pre-purchased merchandise, drop off your bag at bag drop, warm up and enjoy the Wellness Expo.
Conditions of Entry
Pursuant to Adelaide Oval’s regulations your bags may be searched before entry. There are also certain items that are not permitted within Adelaide Oval. You can view these items by clicking here.
Wave times commence from 8:00am with new waves every 15 minutes until 10:45am. You will be released from the start line in smaller groups throughout each wave to ensure minimal congestion on the stairs. Your bib number will indicate to us which wave time you should be in and our MC will be on loud speaker to call up each wave time to the marshalling area as required. Listen out for these.
Warm-up and marshalling
You will be called to marshal 15 minutes before your wave time. A limited number of stationary bikes will be available external to the marshalling area for you to warm up on and fitness trainers will conduct a fun, quick warm up routine for your wave before you stomp.
Transport & parking
There are plenty of public transport options to get you to Adelaide Oval. Your closest train station is Adelaide Railway station, a short stroll across Riverbank Bridge to the Oval. Alternatively, take a bus or ride your bike – bike racks are available. For bus, train and tram timetables visit the Adelaide Metro website.
TBC for 2020 – Adelaide Oval’s Wilson operated East and North Car Parks are offering $8 (+ processing fee) car spaces with their Book A Bay special. Please use promo code STOMP when booking. This rate applies to pre-purchased car parking tickets and is available to the first 100 bookings in each car park location only. The rate is a flat fee (no entry or exit time restrictions for that day).
To access the East Car Park, enter from King William Street when heading towards North Adelaide. To enter the North Car Park, enter via Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide.
For parking in the city, consider the Wilson Car Park located at 30 Hindley Street, Adelaide (approx. 700 metres from the venue) – Sunday rate is charged per the hour with a maximum of $15.
You’ll need your signed waiver in order to collect your participant kit containing your bib, safety pins and any pre-purchased merchandise. Spare copies of the waiver will be available for you to complete should you forget to bring your own.
Collection will be available from the South Gate at the below dates and times:
- Pre-event: TBC
- Event Day from 7am
Collecting a bib for a friend?
Collecting for a friend is only possible with a copy of their signed participant waiver.
Merchandise will be available to purchase (pending availability) at the pre-collection times and on the day. We recommend purchasing your merchandise when you register to ensure that you have a full range of sizes and styles available to you before they sell out.
Other event information
Course Time Limit
Stadium Stomp is not a timed event.
Participants will have until 2 hours after the last full course wave of the day to complete the full course. After this time, announcements will be made over the bowl mic and a member of the Stadium Stomp Operations team will direct any participants remaining on course to make their way down to the field of play to complete their finisher lap.
If there are minimal people on course and resources permit, consideration will be given by the Event Director to allow the participant(s) to continue in conjunction with either a Stadium Stomp volunteer or event staff member following them. NB. The course may be packed-down around participants as this process occurs.
To allow yourself the most time to complete the course, we recommend registering for an early wave time.
Click the links below to view the course map. Please note that this may be subject to change if required for safety measures.
Stadium Stomp will go ahead rain or shine, barring any inclement weather conditions that would put the safety of the participants at risk. In the event of inclement weather, modifications to the route may be made to ensure everyone’s safety.
Check www.facebook.com/stadiumstomp for updates in the event of bad weather.
Dress up to win
Don your favourite costume for a chance to win spot prizes on the day.
Our Accommodation partner for 2020 is TBC.
Stadium Stomp is not a timed event. No results will be posted.
Medallions will be awarded at the finish line to all participants that complete any of our course options.
Spectators will be allowed FREE entry to Adelaide Oval (subject to Adelaide Oval’s Conditions of Entry). A designated area is assigned for spectators inside the South Gate.
Recovery Zone and Massage
Free massage will be available for participants post-stomp. Massage tables and therapists will be available on a first in best dressed basis.
Stadium Stomp merchandise is available for sale to all registered participants through thier Active Account dashboard. Merchandise will also be sold at the event (pending availability). Look out for the stand. Cash and card welcome.
Event Day Expo
Participants, family and friends are welcome to wander through the Wellness Expo stalls located inside the South Gate.
Official event photographs will be taken by Supersport Images on the course and at the finish line. These will be available to view and/or purchase post-event via their website. Participants will be emailed a link to their photos once these are available. Please allow 24-48 hours for these to become available.
Set on the Telstra Plaza and overlooking the picturesque River Torrens, Adelaide Oval’s Café will be open for participants and spectators to relax and enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat – choose from a range of light, tasty options including gourmet pizzas, healthy wraps and nutritious salads, as well as refreshing juices and smoothies.
Please note: All Stadium Stomp Adelaide Oval participants are required to sign a printed copy of the Terms & Conditions and bring it with them before collecting their participant bib.
About The Course
Course options available make this event open to all levels of fitness. There will be drink stations scattered throughout, music to keep you going and of course plenty of seats should you need a break.
Please note Stadium Stomp is a challenge not a race. This is not a timed event.
Full Course (12 yrs +)
6000 stairs (up and down total): The course will take anywhere from 45 minutes up to 90 minutes to complete depending on your fitness level. You’ll stomp all over the grandstands from the shallower lower levels to the steep upper decks, finishing with a lap of the boundary.
Short Course (12 yrs +)
3300 stairs (up and down total): The course will take around 30 – 45 minutes to complete. This course utilises level 1 plus the upper Riverband Stand (new in 2020) and most of the Western Stand, skipping the upper levels of the most challenging Eastern stand. You’ll still feel it especially with the addition of the Upper Riverbank stand. You’ll finish with a lap of the boundary. If 3300 stairs still sounds too much, we suggest the 1000 stairs course below, which is also open to adults.
Junior Course (5-11 yrs)
1000 stairs (up and down total): For little stompers wanting to stomp with their parent(s) or guardian. We encourage health, fitness and movement in youngsters and think our short course (1000 stairs – see above) is just perfect. Junior only waves (last wave of the day) will ensure your little people aren’t over run by our older stompers.
*Each junior must be accompanied by a registered junior course adult ($29.95 full price – check pricing table for current price).
Stomp Unlimited (12 yrs +)
As many stairs as you dare: Stomp your way around the full course as many times as you dare from the first wave time until the last. This category is not for the faint hearted and numbers are strictly limited. You will be required to finish the course in full and head back to the start line to commence your subsequent laps. Earn an additional finishers medal each lap.
Short and Junior Course Maps coming soon.
As you finish
As a final thrilling finish to your epic stomp, you’ll complete a lap of the boundary line so you can soak up what you’ve just achieved at this magnificent ground.
Water stations and toilets
You are welcome to carry your own drink bottle around Adelaide Oval, however there will be water stations located throughout the course with one servicing the lower levels and two servicing the upper levels PLUS a finish line water station.
Please be aware that toilets will be open at each water station on course and in the main concourse/Expo area but will be locked elsewhere.
Withdrawing during the event
If you are unable to complete the course for any reason, please alert a Volunteer or staff member who will determine the safest way to exit the course and escort you back to the starting area.
Medical assistance and first aid
Qualified medical staff will be located around the ground to assist with any medical issues that may arise. If you spot someone needing medical assistance, please get the attention of the nearest volunteer who will then alert medical staff. Volunteers will all be wearing high visibility vests so will be easy to spot on course.
What to watch out for
It’s a concrete jungle out there! The stadium 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.
If it’s raining take extra care.
Rest and take a seat if or when you need to. This is permitted anywhere along the course.
Make use of the handrails – they help stabilise and double as a great arm work out!
If someone needs assistance, please alert a volunteer or staff member.
What will signing up give you?
- Be notified when tickets go on sale.
- Exclusive access to Stomp Pre-Sale and special offers.
- Never miss a major announcement.
- Don’t worry. We won’t constantly spam you.