Melbourne Cricket Ground – Sunday 17 October, 2021
To our MCG Stompers: Stadium Stomp MCG 2021 has been postponded from Saturday 12 June to Sunday 17 October. Please click here for more.
Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?
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.
Climb your way up, down and around the MCG bays in this epic stair challenge. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Melbourne!
There are course options for everyone regardless of your fitness – full course (7,300 steps), short course (1,900 steps) and Junior Stomp (1,900 steps). And for those who want to stomp until they drop – Stomp Unlimited is for you.
Choose your own start time when you register but be advised, early wave times fill quickly.
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 MCG.
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.
DATE CHANGE FROM 12 JUNE to SUN 17 OCTOBER. REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE NEW DATE.
Information on this page is subject and likely to change as restrictions change due to COVID-19. Please refer back closer to the event date for the most up-to-date information.
2020 Registrations– your 2020 ticket does not automatically enter you into this year’s event. Please re-register for 2021 using your promo code we have provided you (check emails/spam). Click here for more on this.
Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your wave time and have your confirmation email handy for QR code scanning at entry.
Transport & parking
Your best bet is public transport to the MCG. The MCG has a comprehensive guide to transport options that you can view here
Gate 3 (off Wellington Pde South) from 5:30am, with approximately 1000 car spaces available. Parking is available at $10 and is card payment only.
Conditions of Entry
Due to COVID-19 the conditions of entry for this venue have changed. Please refer here for an update. This may change again as restrictions change so please check back closer to the event date.
Wave times commence from 7:45am with new waves every 15 minutes. You will be released from the start line with social distancing in mind keeping within the 4 square metre/ 1.5m apart ruling. 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
Due to the current environment there will be no warm up at Stadium Stomp MCG. Instead you’ll move straight to the start line for a COVID safety briefing as we adopt an Arrive-Stomp-Depart approach.
Your bib number will need to be visable before entering the area. You will not be permitted to enter the start line space until your wave time. The exception to this is our unlimited stompers who may enter and pass through this space without stopping after every lap completion.
All merchandise (clothing) purchased will be posted to your registered address.
If you paid for “Pack and Post”, your bibs will be posted around 3 weeks out from your event. Any registrations after this postal date and those that did not pay for “Pack and Post” will need to collect bibs upon entry.
Collecting a bib for a friend?
Either your bib will be posted (if you paid for this service) or you will be allocated your bib upon entry as an individual, so no team bib pick ups for this year.
All merchandise purchased prior to 4 weeks of the event will be posted to the contact address specified during registration. Please ensure these details are correct.
NOTE: 2020 participants who were provided a promo code beginning with the letter B will be given a FREE Runnersbelt/bumbag upon entry valued at $15. This is a carry over from a deal they regsitered for in 2020.
To be COVIDSafe, no bag compound will be available. Please find alternative arrangements, leave your bag in your vehicle or be prepared to carry your necessary items with you.
Bumbags will be available for sale on the day at $15ea and are sufficient to hold a phone and keys.
This may change as restrictions change so please check back at a later date.
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.
Other event information
Event Time Limit
Stadium Stomp is not a timed event.
Participants will have until 2.5 hours after the last full course wave of the day to complete the full course. After this time, announcements will be made 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.
If you feel you will take longer than 2.5 hours (average time is around 1:30hrs), we recommend registering for an early wave time.
Passing others on course
Please refrain from passing slower participants on the stairs in favour of cutting across the rows instead. This will avoid close contact.
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. Car parking options may also change (see Transport and Parking)
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.
Medals will be awarded at the finish line to all participants that complete any of our course options.
Recovery Zone and Massage
To be COVIDSafe no massage will be offered at this event
Stadium Stomp merchandise is available for sale now through your dashboard and (pending availability) will be available for purchase at the event day expo. Look out for the stand. Cashless transactions only.
Event Day Expo
Participants, and registered family and friends are welcome to wander through the Wellness Expo stands located inside Gate 1 keeping in mind social distancing.
Official event photographs will be taken by Supersport Images on the course and at the finish line. These will be available to view 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.
TBC. At this stage no food will be available. This may change as restrictions change so please check back at a later date.
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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 +)
7300 stairs (up and down total): The course will take anywhere from 45 minutes up to 2+ hours to complete depending on your fitness level. Stomp all over the ‘G around the grandstands of level 1 and level 4 and parts of level 2.
Short Course (12 yrs +)
1900 stairs (up and down total): The course will take around 25 minutes to complete. This course utilises the longer, shallower stairs of the lower level (level 1), with a short, steeper section on level 2 now included. This is considerably easier than the full course.
Junior Stomp (5-11 yrs)
1900 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 using the shallower stairs on level 1 only. Junior only waves (last waves 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 ($39.95 full price) and one adult can accompany up to four 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.
As you finish
As a final thrilling finish to your epic stomp, you’ll complete a half lap of the boundary line before exiting down the player’s race. Please climb with care.
Water stations and toilets
Water stations will be scattered throughout the course with one station on level 1 and two stations on level 4, PLUS the finish line water station (4 in total). 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 workout! If someone needs assistance, please alert a volunteer or staff member.
Full Course7300 stairs (12 yrs +)
- Standard price.
Short Course1900 stairs (12 yrs +)
- Standard price.
Stomp UnlimitedAs many stairs as you dare (12 yrs +)
- Not Available.
- Sold out with 2020 transfers
Junior Stomp1900 stairs (5-11 yrs)
- Standard price.
- *Each junior must be accompanied by an adult and one adult can accompany up to four Juniors. Adult (Jnr Course) prices are $34.95 (EB) and $42.95 (standard).
A processing fee ($1 + 3.5%) will be applied upon checkout