Stadium Stomp GABBA


Stadium Stomp GABBA takes stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level. It's Australia’s ultimate stair climbing challenge where participants climb up, down and around the stairs within the GABBA stadium bays, traversing literally thousands of stairs along the way before running a full lap of the ground to finish. See the GABBA in a whole new light and brace yourself for this amazing challenge.

Get yourself and your mates ready to stair climb your way around this Brisbane icon and conquer the 5,000+ stair course. 

For more details on the course please click on "The Course" tab.

About the stadium:

The GABBA is a 42,000 seat stadium and is located at Woolloongabba just two kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, making this event easy to get to. For transport options please click here and scroll down to Transport and Car Parking.

By participating in Stadium Stomp GABBA you are also agreeing to the conditions of entry for this venue.  Click here to read them.

 The Course

The GABBA course

This event 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 you going.gabba course map

Full Course - The estimated number of steps for the full course (1.5 laps) is approximately 5,000 steps and will take anywhere from 40 minutes to 90 minutes to complete depending on your fitness level. The full course will comprise of 2 laps of level 4 and one lap of level 2 before running a full lap of the oval to finish.

Half Course - There is no half course option for Stadium Stomp GABBA

What to watch out for:

It's a concrete jungle out there!  As with all our stadiums, The GABBA course 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 in the Gabba. Be careful, extra care is required with descent so please pay attention to signage, course marshals and our stomping rules.

The steepest part of the climb will be in the upper decks (level 4).  Level 2 will be the easiest part of the course with a milder gradient and wide, shallow steps.


GABBA registration at a glance

With wave times every 15 minutes, you can choose to start at a time that suits you.

Entry Fees:

Category Summer Early Bird
(expires 28 Feb)
 Early Bird
(expires 21 May)      
Standard Rate
(from 22 May)    
On the day
(if not sold out prior) 
Full Course
5000 stairs
(12 yrs +)       
- Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- Discounted entry
- Discounted entry
 $60  $65
Stomp Unlimited
Unlimited stairs
(12 yrs +)
- Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- Discounted entry
- Discounted entry
$120  $125
Note: A $2.95 processing fee will be applied to the above prices. 

Time: 7:00am - 11:00am (select your own start time during registration) . 11:00am is the last available wave time.

Summer Early Bird
Register before the end of Summer (28 February) and in addition to saving $10 off your registration you will also receive a free Stadium Stomp beanie and a personalised race bib! 

For more information check out our FAQ's page. 



Volunteer at Stadium Stomp GABBA

Being a Volunteer at Stadium Stomp is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of sports and event management all whilst working at one of Australia's most iconic sporting venues, the Gabba.

As event organisers, we recognise that volunteers are a crucial part of the smooth running and success of the event and we sincerely appreciate everyone who is willing to be involved with Stadium Stomp. 

With various jobs available from start-line and course marshalling, registrations, set up / pack down, runners, water stations and information desk, there is sure to be a job for you! You will be able to indicate the area that you are most interested in on the application form.

As a Stomp Volunteer you will receive the following benefits^: 

  • Official Stadium Stomp cap or beanie
  • Breakfast and snacks 
  • Water
  • Certificate of Appreciation 
  • FREE course entry* (available with some shifts only)
  • Invaluable major event experience 
  • Most importantly, a warm fuzzy feeling from helping deliver this fabulous stomping event! 

If you have any volunteer questions please email

*Terms & Conditions apply, complete the volunteer registration form for more information.
^benefits may change at any time without notice.

 Event Day Info

Event Day Information

Below is some "at a glance" information to help your event day run smoothly.

Please note: All Stadium Stomp Gabba participants are required to sign a printed copy of the Terms & Conditions and bring it with them before collecting their participant bib. To save delay on the day, download a copy here

The Start/ Arriving
Access will be available from 6:00am Wave times begin from 7:00am event day. New waves will commence every 15 minutes thereafter until 11am.  Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your wave time to allow time for race bib collection, baggage check in etc. However, you do not need to be at the marshalling area until 15 minutes prior to your wave starting.

Where do I go on arrival?
Please make your way to Gate 2 upon arrival.  From here you will easily be able to navigate to the registration area (to collect your bib kits), marshalling area and start line.


Warming up will form part of your marshalling experience. There will be trainers to run you through a quick warm up routine before you stomp.

Wave time assembly/ Marshaling area

Please enter the marshaling area no earlier than 15 minutes before your wave time commences.  Your bib number will indicate to us which wave time you should be in and our MC will be on load speaker to call up each wave time to the marshaling area as required. Listen out for these.

Pre-event day bib and merchandise collection (option - you can collect on the day)

Bibs and merchandise will not be posted. These are for collection only. You can collect your bib kits and any pre-purchased merchandise at the venue, via Gate 2 at the ticket collection booths at the below time:

  • TBA

You may also collect on event day from here but be sure to allow extra time for this. 

Collecting a bib for a friend?

Collecting for a friend is only possible with a copy of their registration or written permission (text message OK so long as we can verify the message origin) along with a copy of their signed waiver. Photo ID may be required to collect your kits if you don't have a copy of your registration confirmation email with you. You may also collect on event day from the registration area but be sure to allow extra time for this.

If you ordered an Official Stadium Stomp merchandise, this will also be available for collection by the above means. Merchandise is not being posted.

Bag Compound
There will be a bag compound available if you wish to use this facility.  Look out for signage on the day and be sure to collect your race bib first as you'll need the tag from your bib to place on your bag.

Transport and car parking
There is no public car park within the stadium, however, signed parking is available in surrounding streets. There is a paid parking option at the Queensland Cricketers' Club Car Park ($15) at 83 Linton Street, East Brisbane. To redeem this offer book online here

For public transport, the Woolloongabba Bus Station is located adjacent to the ground (on Mains Rd). Your closest train station to the venue is Park Rd. For more information about public transport options to The Gabba including service timetables, please visit the Translink website or call 13 12 30


Thanks to our friends at Quest Woolloongabba you can stay close by to The Gabba for 15% off their best available rate!  Click here to book.

As you finish
You'll get to complete a lap of the Gabba boundary line before exiting the course.

Post event extras

Massage will be available for participants post climb. A number of massage tables will be available on a first in best dressed basis.

Event Day Expo

Participants, family and friends are welcome to wander through the event day Expo. 

Event Photos

Official event photographs will be taken by Super Sport Images on the course and at the finish line.  These will be available for purchase post event via their website  (  Allow a couple of days post event for these to become available.

Event Day Food

There will be a coffee cart on site supplying limited food. It is recommended you bring a snack with you to refuel.


Spectators will be allowed FREE entry to the Gabba (subject to the Gabba's entry conditions).  A designated seating area is assigned for spectators. Enter via Gate 2.

Stadium Stomp Gabba

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