Stadium Stomp GABBA – TBA, 2023.
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.
Each participant is required to bring a physical signed copy of the event waiver on the day (last page is fine). You’ll find the link to this in your confirmation email or here.
Transferring registrations –please see our FAQs page for more on this.
Things you need:
- Your confirmation email (with event QR code) – to be re-emailed to all registered participants on the Wednesday prior to your scheduled event
- A signed hard copy of the event waiver
- Your phone to scan the QR code upon entry
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 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/ Bib collection
You will be assigned your bib upon event check-in after we scan your confirmation email QR code and collect your printed and signed waiver.
Collecting for a friend?
There will be no need as bibs will be allocated directly upon check-in for each individual.
Merchandise may be available to purchase (pending availability) 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.
We encourage you to leave your belongings at home and carry just what you need with you. A small compound will be available for those that need it. We ask for your patience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recovery Zone and Massage
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.
A small coffee station selling hot drinks and some light snacks will be available from within Gate 2. There are also shops in very close proximity (walking distance) that offer an array of food.
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:
- Practice good hand hygiene including sanitizing after each touchpoint eg. water stations
- Maintain physical distancing requirements (including while queuing)
- Please obey entry & exit times for your arrival & departure
- Please seek assistance if becoming unwell during the event (locate security, event officials or first aid / in-event health staff)
- Please recognise person limits for particular spaces and areas
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
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.
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.
A processing fee ($1 + 3.5%) will be applied upon checkout. Optional refund protection is available to purchase at the cart stage of registraiton from third party Active Refund.
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.