Stadium Stomp MCG set to challenge all as Australia’s largest stair climbing event
bella - April 20th, 2016
Stadium Stomp uses the stairs within some of the largest sporting stadiums in the country to test willing participants in the ultimate stair climbing challenge.
And for the fourth consecutive year Australia’s largest sporting stadium, the MCG, will host Stadium Stomp MCG on Sunday 26 June, 2016 making this Stadium Stomp the largest of its kind in the country.
Stadium Stomp MCG covers over 7,300 stairs up and down the MCG’s grandstands.
For participants it provides a unique fitness challenge which event organiser Ben King from King Performance stresses is not a race but a test of stamina and concentration that’s open to all fitness levels.
“We’re a non-competitive event, we don’t time our participants and encourage all fitness levels to have a go. After all there are plenty of seats to choose from if you get a little tired,” said Ben King.
The event supports Charity Partner, the Leukaemia Foundation and participants are encouraged to fundraise for this charity (or a charity close to heart) as a way of making every step count.
How it works
Participants will climb up, down and around the bays of the MCG on a course set to music that is expected to take anywhere from 40-120 minutes to complete depending on fitness levels.
The full course will comprise of a lap of level one and a lap of level four before running a full lap of the oval to finish. There is also a half course option – a lap of level one and the lap of the oval.
“We want everyone to experience our event,” says Marketing Manager, Susie King.
“The half course allows for a taste of Stadium Stomp MCG without the daunting prospect of climbing 7,300 stairs. Our half course is a very do-able 1942 stairs.”
Staggered start times begin from 8am to 1pm to ensure the stairs don’t become congested.
Anyone 12 years and older can enter as a team or individual and participants can choose their preferred start time when registering.
Spectators can view the event free of charge via the designated spectator viewing area accessible via Gate 1. In this way family and friends can watch and support the participants as they stomp around the MCG grandstands.
Why do it?
There aren’t many people in Melbourne who haven’t been to the MCG to watch a game and cheered from the stands. Now they can experience the MCG in a unique way and become an active participant rather than the traditional spectator.
If you need a fitness reason, stair climbing is an excellent way to build cardiorespiratory endurance and lower-body muscular endurance and strength.
Climbing a flight of stairs (ten 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.
What it costs
- Stadium Stomp MCG full course – $80 ($70 with early bird. Expires 17 April, 2016)
- Stadium Stomp MCG half course – $50 ($40 with early bird. Expires 17 April, 2016)
Register online at www.stadiumstomp.com.au/mcg and nominate your preferred charity to fundraise for (optional) at the same time. All entrants will receive a Stadium Stomp MCG medallion, a branded drink bottle thanks to Powerade, access to Stadium Stomp exhibitor stands, free post-event massage service and more. Plus there’s also the pride in having finished this epic stair climb at Australia’s most loved sporting stadium.
More information – www.stadiumstomp.com.au/mcg.
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