Sydney Cricket Ground – TBA 2023
Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?
Join us for an epic stair climbing challenge inside the iconic SCG.
Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 6700 stair climb. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Sydney!
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 SCG. 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 (6,700 steps), short course (4,000 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.
Stadium Stomp SCG is not just for Sydney locals but a great excuse for anyone to come and experience this world famous city.
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.
Entry will be at Gate A on Driver Ave. Gates will open at 7am. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled wave time. Marshalling and Start Line will be located within the MA Nobel Stand…follow the signs.
Things you need:
- Your confirmation email (with event QR code)
- Your phone to scan the NSW Govt QR code upon entry
Conditions of Entry
Stadium Stomp is an event held within the SCG. Anyone entering this venue will need to comply with the SCG Conditions of Entry.
Wave times commence from 8:00am with new waves every 15 minutes. You will be released from the start line with social distancing in mind.
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.
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 from our merchandise stand. However, we recommend purchasing your merchandise when you register (cut-off dates apply) 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. Purchases at the venue will be cashless.
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 in this area.
Please collect your bib first as you will need the rip off tag from it for bag compound.
Transport & parking
The SCG is located on Driver Avenue in Moore Park, next to Centennial Park.
We strongly encourage you to use public transport on the day, as this is the best way to get to the SCG. Your closest train station is Central Station, which is about a 1.2km walk from the SCG. However you can also catch a bus from Central Station. See the SCG website for full transport details.
Car parking (paid) is available at the Entertainment Quarter (southern end Driver Ave). Stadium Stomp is not classified as a major event so normal parking rates should apply.
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.
4 water stations will be available on course (finish line included). To help us reduce waste from dosposable cups we encourage you to bring your own filled water bottle or camel pack to the event. Look out for the Water Station signs whilst on course as some are located slightly off course.
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.
Medals will be awarded at the finish line to all participants that complete any of our course options.
Spectators MUST pre-book
Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge. A dedicated spectator viewing bay will be open for those wishing to take in the spectacle.
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 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 check-in via the Stadium’s QR code
- 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
- You are required to download the NSW 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 +)
6700 stairs (up and down total): The course will take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2+ hours to complete depending on your fitness level. You’ll be repeating some of the course twice within the SCG to achieve the high stair count that is the full course. Note for previous stompers: With the demolition of Allianz Stadium course changes had to be made.
Short Course (12 yrs +)
4000 stairs (up and down total): The course will take anywhere from 30+ minutes to complete. This course will take you through most of the SCG experiencing both the upper and lower levels.
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 explained:
The full course participants are expected to do TWO LAPS of the short course map with the exception of the Don Bradman Stand and the MA Noble Stand. The first lap is done once the upper deck of the Bill O’Reilly Stand is completed. Full course participants will then run back past the start line at ground level and complete their second lap – only this time, once they have completed the upper deck of the Bill O’Reilly Stand they head upstairs to the Don Bradman Stand and the MA Noble Stand to complete their 6700 stair count before popping out on the oval for their victory lap.
Pay attention to the LAP CHECKPOINT signs. If you are a full course participant you will go past this once at ground level. When you see it again, you’ll head upstairs to the Don Bradman Stand.
Don’t worry, as long as you follow the signs and directions from volunteers it will all make sense on the day 🙂
As you finish
As a final thrilling finish to your epic stomp, you’ll complete a lap of the SCG 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 four stations in total (including the finish line).
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.