Are you ready to Stomp the MCG?
Apr 30, 2014
Australia’s longest consecutive stair climb challenge, Stadium Stomp MCG, will again be held at the MCG on Sunday July 6, 2014.
Stadium Stomp MCG presents a unique fitness challenge. It is not a competition or a race, but a personal test of stamina and concentration.
Taking stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level, Stadium Stomp MCG provides entrants with the unique opportunity to take on the 7343 steps on the top and bottom seating levels of the MCG and raise money for a nominated charity at the same time.
All Stadium Stomp MCG participants are encouraged to fundraise for a charity of their choice, or the event's preferred charity (Leukaemia Foundation).
Fundraising is not mandatory but a great way to make every step count.
How it works
Stadium Stomp MCG has two courses to test even the fittest entrants.
The half course is a complete circuit of the MCG’s Level 1 seating bowl, walking up or down every flight of stairs between the seats on that level until back to the start. It’s approximately 1890 steps and will take around 20 minutes to complete.
The full course then takes entrants up to Level 4 to complete a second circuit of the MCG, again walking up or down every flight of stairs between the seats on that level until back to the start. It's approximately 7343 steps and will take anywhere from 45 minutes to more than two hours to complete, depending on fitness levels.
Staggered start times from 8.00am to 1.15pm will ensure the stairs won’t become too congested.
Who can enter?
Anyone 12 years and older can enter Stadium Stomp MCG as individuals or in teams. You can form your own team or join a team that has already entered and is looking for more members.
There are training tips and exercise programs 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.
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 Melburnians can experience the ‘G in a unique way and be among many to stomp their way around the stadium and raise money for their nominated charity at the same time.
If you need a fitness reason, stair climbing is an excellent way to build cardiorespiratory endurance and lower-body muscular endurance and strength.
How to enter
Register online at www.stadiumstomp.com.au/mcg and nominate your preferred charity to fundraise for at the same time.
All entrants will receive a Stadium Stomp MCG medallion, branded commemorative drink bottle, access to Stadium Stomp exhibitor stands, free post-event massage service and 20 per cent off 2XU compression garments (for a limited time) - as well as pride in having finished this epic stair climb at Melbourne’s iconic sports stadium.