What’s so good about stair climbing? It seems plenty of people are doing it thanks to a unique event series found in Australia called Stadium Stomp. The basic concept involves sending people on a zig-zag course, up and down stairs within VERY large sporting stadiums. It’s unique, fun and a guaranteed way to burn a bucket load of calories.
In 2013, Stadium Stomp MCG rocked the world of mass participation events normally dominated by fun runs and obstacle races when it exploded onto the market as Australia’s only and largest consecutive stair climbing challenge. The event challenged people with over 7,300 steps within the MCG and inspired them all with rocking tunes and good vibes.
In 2014, Stadium Stomp not only returned to the MCG but expanded to two more states. Hello Queensland and New South Wales!
Stadium Stomp GABBA is now Queensland’s largest stair climbing challenge with around 5,000 stairs to climb within the Brisbane Cricket Ground in a course that will see participants do 1.5 laps of the GABBA before completing a full lap of the oval to finish.
Stadium Stomp SCG surprised all when it’s course details were released revealing not one but two stadiums to conquer. Yup, the most dynamic course of all the stomp events, participants are asked to stair climb not only the SCG but also Allianz Stadium right next door in an epic 6700 stair challenge. There was a period of time this event was reduced back to a single stadium when Allianz was demolished, but now this stadium is rebuilt, Stadium Stomp SCG is looking forward to a two stadium stair climb once again.
Adelaide didn’t miss out either. In 2015 the Stadium Stomp series expanded to include Adelaide Oval and a 6000 stair challenge. The event has become Adelaide’s favourite and largest stair climbing event.
*Of course if you’re in doubt about participating or concerned about your ability to do a stomp event always seek the advice of your health care professional.
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Edited from 2014 and republished in 2022.