Dunedin participant info

Thank you for committing to much-needed local community initiatives – let’s raise vital funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand together. Sign up for My Step Up Challenge Dunedin here. This is a rewarding and fun way to support the 7 Kiwis diagnosed every day with a blood cancer or related condition. You can read more about how your fundraising is making a real difference to patients here.

If you are thinking of joining us for My Step Up Challenge Dunedin on Sunday 30th August 2020, please check out the information below.

How do I register for the 2020 event?

Sign up here if you’re keen to enter the 2020 My Step Up Challenge Dunedin at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Sunday 30th August.

Registration fee:

Super Early Stepper $29 from 10th July – 12th July at midnight
Early Stepper $39 from 13th July – 23rd July at midnight
Standard Stepper $49 from 24th July – 23rd August midnight
Late Stepper $150 24th August – 30th August

This can only be paid by credit or debit card at the time of registration. Please note, the registration fee is non-refundable.

How do I/we fundraise?

By fundraising for this event you are supporting Kiwi blood cancer patients right here in Dunedin, so go for it with your fundraising. We are here to help you reach your $300 fundraising goal and beyond!

My Step Up Challenge Stadium Dunedin is a peer-to-peer fundraising event. When you sign up you will also generate an online fundraising page on our website (if you are signing up as a team you will create a team page and each individual will need to set up their own individual pages within that online team). This is your online fundraising hub where you can ask your friends and families to securely donate to you by credit card or direct credit. Check out our fundraising resources.

Who can take part?

Anyone who is 15 years and over on the day of the event. Go on, give it a go!

On the day

We have an incredible event planned for you and your community. Not only will you and your team be stepping up to crush blood cancer, it well be an experience you’ll never forgot! Think of a carnival-like atmosphere with loads of activities, which is all about bringing like-minded people together, Invite your friends, family and colleagues to witness you completing your 5,200 steps and get involved on the side-lines. We can’t wait to see you there!

What is the course like?

As a My Step Up Challenge Stadium Dunedin participant, you will get to experience the only fully roofed natural-turf Stadium in the world, that is Forsyth Barr! This stadium has hosted a huge range of events from unforgettable concerts to community events, conferences, exhibitions and let’s not forget the 100,000 Rugby World Cup fans who partied under the roof! You also have the opportunity to do 3 laps of the stadium, taking on over 5,200 steps up, down and around the turf – or you can decide to do 1 or 2 laps – on event day its up to you.


Inspire your friends, family and colleagues to get involved. You can get fit, have fun and connect with your community. Your team can be as little or large as you like!

When entering as a team in Stadium Climb Dunedin, each participant will complete the course of 5,200 steps or their own challenge of 1, 2 or 3 laps. It’s not a relay event.

Event rules for My Step Up Challenge Stadium Dunedin

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is committed to providing a fun, safe event for everyone involved. Climbing the stairs can be dangerous particularly when going down.  Therefore to help us keep everyone safe, we require all participants to understand and follow the event rules.

  • Participants must NOT race down the stairs. Please ensure you hit every step going down. No skipping stairs on the way down.
  • Overtaking another participant can only occur when climbing UP or going along a flat section. Never overtake going down the stairs.
  • Keep to the left and overtake on the right.
  • If you are wanting to pass, it is recommended that you say in a loud, clear voice: ‘PASSING PLEASE’, as you will be approaching from behind and visually the slower participant in front won’t see you coming.
  • Please don’t be a lane hog! Step aside for people wanting to pass.
  • Participants must ensure their participant bib is visible at all times
  • No wearing iPods, MP3 players or headphones of any sort during the climb – we need you to hear us.
  • Event marshals will be on hand throughout the course to monitor these rules and ensure they are being adhered to for everyone’s safety
  • Remember, sporting stadiums are not built for stair climbing. Stairs may differ in height and aisles may differ in length and gradient. Enjoy the challenge it presents and climb with care.
  • My Step Up Challenge Dunedin will take place rain or shine barring any extreme weather conditions that would put the safety of our participants at risk. In the event of inclement weather, modifications to the route may be made to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • By participating in My Step Up Challenge Dunedin you are also agreeing to the conditions of entry for this venue.

If you have any queries please contact our events team events@leukaemia.org.nz