Stadium Stomp GABBA – Sunday 1 May, 2022.


This is a COVID Safe event and as such all patrons entering the stadium will be required to be fully vaccinated.

Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?

Join us for an epic stair climbing challenge inside the iconic Gabba stadium in Brisbane.

Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 5,000 stair climb. There will be rest stops, drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Brisbane!

There are course options for everyone – full course (5,000 steps) for stompers 12 years and older and Junior Stomp (600 steps) for kids 5-11 years. And for those who want to stomp until they drop – Stomp Unlimited is for you.

Choose your own start time when you register from 7am but be advised, early wave times fill quickly. Junior Stomp is the last wave of the day. See registration form for times.

If you’re looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp Gabba. It’s damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll and an amazing experience all round.

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.

The Gabba is a 42,000 seat stadium and is located at Woolloongabba just two kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, making this event easy to get to.

Transferring registrations – please refer to our FAQs page for more on this.

Vaccination Status –  In line with the QLD Government health directives for major events at The GABBA, entry will only be granted to fully vaccinated patrons who can provide proof of vaccination status.

Unvaccinated patrons will not be permitted to enter The GABBA.


Things you need:

  • Your confirmation email (with event QR code)
  • A signed hard copy of the event waiver
  • Your bib (if you had it posted) – you’ll be allocated one upon entry if you did not.
  • Your phone to scan the QR code upon entry
  • Read and comply to the Pre-event health check (will be emailed) within 24 hours of the event
  • Please be aware and adhere to any Government advice current at the time which may include wearing a facemask. BYO please.

Gates will open at 6:15am. On arrival, head to Gate 2. All the event day action (registration, bib collection, warm up and marshalling, etc.) will be stationed within this area.

We recommend arriving no earlier than 30 minutes before your scheduled wave time.

Conditions of Entry

Please click here for the venue rules to enter this stadium. 

Wave times

Wave times commence from 7:00am with new waves every 15 minutes. You will be released from the start line with social distancing in mind. This may change as restrictions change so please check back closer to the event date.

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 start area as required. Listen out for these.

Warm-up and marshalling

A fitness trainer will conduct a fun, quick warm up routine for your wave before you stomp.

Kit collection

If you haven’t been posted your bib (optional payment), then you will be assigned one upon event check-in after we scan your confirmation email QR code.

If you paid for bib postage expect this to arrive within 2 weeks of you event.

Collecting for a friend?

At this stage there will be no need as all bibs will be either posted to the registrant’s contact address or allocated directly upon check-in.


Merchandise may be available to purchase (pending availability) at the pre-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. Any pre-event purchases will be posted out. 

Bag Compound

To be COVIDSafe, no bag compound will be available at this stage. Please find alternative arrangements. This may change as restrictions change so please check back at a later date.

Water stations

We are encouraging everyone to BYO water to minimise the impact on the environment and touch points at the venue. However, should you need, drink stations will be on course offering water in pre-filled disposable cups.

Transport & parking

The Gabba is located on Vulture St in Woolloongabba.

Public Transport

We strongly encourage you to use public transport on the day, as this is the best way to get to the Gabba.

Your closest train station is Park Road, which is about a 1.3km walk from The Gabba. There are also a number of bus routes available. Click here to plan your journey with Translink.

Car Parking

There is no public car parking within the stadium, however there is limited unrestricted parking in the streets adjacent to the ground (on Mains Rd).

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.

Wet Weather

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 for updates in the event of bad weather.


There is no accommodation partner for 2021


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 MUST pre-book

Spectators need to advance purchase a Spectator Pass (free). This can be done via the REGISTER NOW button and choosing SPECTATOR ONLY ticket. Sorry, no walk ins. All spectators must pre-book.

Recovery Zone and Massage

To be COVIDSafe no massage will be offered at this event

Official Photos

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.


TBA. If we cannot provide this please note that there are shops in very close proximity (walking distance) that do offer food.

COVIDSafe Protocols

A reminder that as a Stadium Stomp participant or spectator you are asked to comply with any COVID-19 related safety protocols or requirements (including by way of signage or floor markings at the Venue) throughout the duration of Stadium Stomp.  These include: 

  1. Practice good hand hygiene including sanitizing after each touchpoint eg. water stations
  2. Maintain physical distancing requirements (including while queuing)
  3. Please check-in via the Stadium’s QR code
  4. Please obey entry & exit times for your arrival & departure
  5. Please seek assistance if becoming unwell during the event (locate security, event officials or first aid / in-event health staff)
  6. Please recognise person limits for particular spaces and areas
  7. You are encouraged to download the Commonwealth Government COVID-19 app prior to attending the event.
  8. You are required to download the QLD Gov app.

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 +)

5000 stairs (up and down total): The course will take anywhere from 35 minutes up to 1.5+ hours to complete depending on your fitness level. You’ll be stomping two laps of the steeper upper levels, one lap of the lower ground level and a lap of the oval to finish.

Junior Course (5-11 yrs)

600 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 junior course is just perfect. This course utilizes the shallower stairs of the bottom level only and includes a lap of the oval to finish. 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 ($5 for the accompanying adult who must register) and one adult can accompany multiple Juniors.

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.

Full Course Map

View Full Course Map

Note: Junior Course is the Lower level only featured on the above map.

As you finish

As a final thrilling finish to your epic stomp, you’ll complete a lap of the GABBA boundary line so you can soak up what you’ve just achieved.

Water stations and toilets

You are welcome to carry your own drink bottle around the course, however there will be water stations located throughout the course with two servicing the upper levels and two servicing the lower level including the 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.

Course tips

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.


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Stadium Stomp GABBA – Sunday 1 May, 2022.

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