Looking for things to do in Sydney? Well here is something that will get you fit with the ultimate stair climb challenge, Stadium Stomp SCG will be held again at the SCG on Sunday 26 July, 2015. This event is not a competition or a race, but a personal test of stamina and concentration and at the same time participants can raise money for charity of their choice.
Taking stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level, Stadium Stomp SCG provides entrants with the one-off opportunity to take on the 6,300 steps of the SCG and Allianz Stadium.
Participants climb up, down and around the stairs within the SCG’s stadium bays, then head next door to Allianz Stadium to do the same, traversing literally thousands of stairs along the way before running a full lap of the SCG oval to finish.
How it works
Stadium Stomp SCG is open to all levels of fitness. There will be rest stops along the way, drink stations scattered throughout the course and music to keep participants pumped and going.
Stomping will start within the Members Pavilion of the SCG heading in an anticlockwise direction. Participants stomp their way through several stands before heading across to Allianz Stadium.
Once there they'll stair climb their way around the entire lower deck of the stadium before returning to the SCG (via the access tunnel) to complete the remaining SCG stands, finishing with a full lap of the SCG oval to finish.
It’s approximately 6,300 steps and will take anywhere from 40 minutes to 70 minutes to complete depending on fitness levels.
Staggered start times from 8am to 11.30am will ensure the stairs won’t become too congested.
The challenge is open to anyone 12 years and older as individuals or in teams. Particpants who can't form their own team can join another team looking for members. To prepare for the challenge there are training tips and a five week exercise program at www.stadiumstomp.com.au to make sure entrants are prepared for the stair climb challenge that awaits.
There will also be a designated spectators’ viewing area so friends and family can watch the action at no charge.
Note: Climbing a flight of stairs (10 steps) is the equivalent calorie burn of taking 38 steps on level ground, so it’s almost four times as beneficial to take the stairs.
Register online at www.stadiumstomp.com.au/SCG and nominate your preferred charity to fundraise for at the same time. Stadium Stomp SCG’s preferred charity partner is JDRF Australia.
All entrants will receive a Stadium Stomp SCG finishers medallion, access to Stadium Stomp exhibitor stands , free post-event massage service and 20% off 2XU compression garments (for a limited time) as well as pride in having finished this epic stair climb at two of Sydney’s iconic sports stadiums.