Stadium Stomp MCG


Stadium Stomp MCG

Sunday 18 June, 2017

Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climbing challenge? 

The MCG is one of the largest stadiums on the planet boasting a seating capacity of 100,024.  That's a lot of seats which means a lot of stairs.  

Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 7300 stair challenge (short course option also available). There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Melbourne!

If you're looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp MCG. It's damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll and an amazing experience all round.  

If you'd like to learn more about the course click on "The Course" tab above.

The MCG is located within a stones throw of the CBD and just a short tram ride away, making this a really easy event to get to. For transport options please click here.

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

Fundraising is encouraged

We encourage all our participant to fundraise for charity.  Choose a charity close to your heart and start fundraising today! Fundraising is not mandatory but a great way to make every step count.

 The Course

The MCG course

The MCG course is Australia's largest consecutive stair climbing challenge with over 7,000 stairs.  Course options available make this event open to all levels of fitness.Stadium Stomp MCG course maps  There will be rest stops along the way, drink stations scattered throughout the course and music to keep you going.

Full Course - The estimated number of steps for the full course (levels 1 & 4) is approximately 7,343 steps and will take anywhere from 45 minutes up to 2+ hours to complete depending on your fitness level. 

Short Course/Junior Stomp - The estimated number of steps for the half course (level 1 only) is approximately 1,890 steps and will take around 20 minutes to complete. This course utilises the longer, shallower stairs of the lower level and is considerably easier than the full course.

What to watch out for:

It's a concrete jungle out there!  The MCG 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 MCG. 

The steepest part of the climb will be in and around the Olympic and Ponsford Stands on Level 4.  Level 1 will be the easiest part of the course with a milder gradient and wide, shallow steps.


MCG registration at a glance

2018 date will be released after the finalisation of the 2018 AFL fixture in late December.


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 9 April)    
Standard Rate
(from 10 April) 
 On the Day
(if not sold out prior)
 Stomp Unlimited
(12 yrs +)
Unlimited laps.
Strictly limited numbers
- Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- discounted entry
- discounted entry
 $160  $165
 Full Course
(12 yrs +)
- Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- discounted entry

- discounted entry
$80 $85 
 Short Course
(12 yrs +)
- Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- discounted entry
- discounted entry
$50  $55
Junior Stomp
(5-11 years) 
1:15pm wave
 - Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- discounted entry
- discounted entry
Junior Stomp
(Adult - must be over 18yrs)
1:15pm wave
- Personalised bib
- Free beanie
- discounted entry 
- discounted entry
$50  $55

Note: A $2.95 processing fee will be applied to the above prices.

Time: 8:00am - 1:15pm (last wave). Select your own start time during registration. New start time every 15 minutes

Junior Stomp - new for 2017

Due to popular demand we have introduced a Junior Stomp for children between the ages of 5-11yrs in the 1:15pm wave. Each junior must be accompanied by an Adult and 1 adult can accompany up to 3 Juniors. 

How to register for Junior Stomp

To register for the Junior Stomp the accompanying adult must firstly purchase an Adult Junior Stomp ticket (1:15pm wave only). Once you have registered the adult (and before making payment) you can then click on the ‘Add another registration’ button to register the Junior/s for a Junior Stomp ticket.

Note: When registering Junior participants you may use the same email address as the adult registration, a pop up window will appear after you have entered the email address and you will need to select ‘New Person linked to Adult participant’ button.

Once all adults/juniors are registered proceed to the payment page. 

Stomp Unlimited - new for 2017 

Stomp your way around the full course of the MCG as many times as you dare from the first wave time until the last. This category is not for the faint hearted and numbers are strictly limited. You will be required to finish the course in full and head back to the start line to commence your subsequent laps. 

For more information on our event check out the FAQ's page.


Volunteer at Stadium Stomp MCG

Be part of the most awesome stair climbing event in the Southern Hemisphere! Become a Volunteer at Stadium Stomp MCG!

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 Australia's most iconic sporting venue, the mighty 'G.

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 MCG. 

With various jobs available from 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 mob-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. Full details available in the Event Day Information Booklet here.

The Start/ Arriving

Gates open 7am.  Wave times begin from 8am event day. New waves will commence every 15 minutes thereafter until 1:15pm.  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 head to Light Tower 6 located between Gates 1 and 2 when you arrive. From here you will easily be able to navigate to the registration area (to collect your bib kits), marshalling area and start line.

Transport and car parking
Your best bet is public transport to the MCG.  If catching a train your nearest station is Richmond.

  • Yarra Park: Pending favourable weather conditions car parking will be available at Yarra Park for event day at a cost of $10 per vehicle. 
  • Pullman Melbourne on the Park: 50 places will be available at $15 each in the hotel’s underground parking (access via main driveway at 192 Wellington Parade). You’ll need to swap your car park ticket with a $15 ticket at the concierge desk before you exit the car park. You’ll need proof of your stomp participation to do this.

Marshalling and Thermoskin Warm Up Zone

Please enter the marshalling 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 each wave time to the marshalling area as required. Please listen out for these.

Bib Kits and pre-purchased merchandise collection (Gate 1)

You'll need ID or your Registration Confirmation email to collect bibs and purchased t-shirts.  

If you are collecting for a friend please have their e-ticket or a text message from them to show us that they approve or you collecting on their behalf.


Pre-event bib collection will be available at the Ticketing window nearest the Hugh Trumble Café located between gates 1 and 2 at the MCG on:

  • Event Day
  • Pre-event day pick ups available at: Thursday 15 June 3pm - 7pm & Friday 16 June 10am - 2pm

Bag Compound

There will be a bag compound available if needed within the concourse.  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.

As you finish

You'll get to complete half a lap of the ground by walking, running, or crawling around the MCG boundary line before exiting down the players race. Please climb with care.

Post event extras

CoolXChange Recovery Zone and Massage

Massage will be available for participants post stomp in the Massage Room (located within the players change rooms at the MCG). 

Event Merchandise

Stadium Stomp t-shirts, Hoodies, caps and beanies will be available for purchase at the event day expo (pending availability). Look out for the stand.

Event Day Expo

Participants, family and friends are welcome to wander through the event day Expo located inside Gate 1.

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 two days post event for these to become available.

Event Day Food

The Hugh Trumble cafe near the marshalling area will be open to purchase food and beverages within the MCG.


Stay 'n' stomp the MCG and make a weekend of it wherever you're coming from.Pullman Melbourne on the Park are offering our Stompers 25% off the public flexible rate to stay over the weekend of our MCG event on Sunday 18 June, 2017. 

Simply call the hotel reservations team between 0800-1730 Monday to Friday on 03 9412 3154 and quote 'STADIUM STOMP' to book your room. 


Spectators will be allowed FREE entry to the MCG (subject to the MCG's entry conditions).  A designated area is assigned for spectators inside Gate 1.

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