If you are thinking of joining us for My Step Up Challenge on Sunday 11 October 2020, please check out the information below. If you have any queries, please contact our events team at events@leukaemia.org.nz.

Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin course 2020

Check out the Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin course.

On Sunday 11 October you have the opportunity to challenge yourself to do 1, 2 or 3 laps of Forsyth Barr Stadium and one lap of the field, it’s up to you! Whatever you choose to do, it’s a unique and unforgettable experience. There will be hydration stations available, music to keep you motivated, and of course plenty of seats should you need a break. Someone fit, and with no breaks, should complete the course (3 laps) in approximately 60 minutes but it’s not a race and you can do as much as you can manage.

Please note: My Step Up Challenge is a personal or team challenge, not a race. This is not a timed event.

As you finish

As a final thrilling finish to your epic climb, you’ll complete a lap of the boundary line.  You will be feeling so proud of what you have achieved as you receive your finish-line medal, being cheered on by friends, family and other supporters!

Hydration stations and toilets

To reduce waste, we encourage you to bring and carry your own water bottle. You will be able to refill your bottles at the hydration stations placed around the course.

Toilets will be clearly sign-posted around the course

Withdrawing during the event

Volunteers and staff marshals will be stationed around the course to ensure you are well supported.  If you are unable to complete the course for any reason, simply alert a marshal, who will determine the safest way to exit the course and escort you back to the starting area.

Medical assistance and first aid

Qualified medical staff will be located around the stadium to assist with any medical issues that may arise. If you spot someone needing medical assistance, please get the attention of the nearest marshal who will then alert medical staff. Marshals will all be wearing high-visibility vests so will be easy to spot on the course.

What to watch out for

It’s a concrete jungle out there! The stadium is full of twists and turns. Stairs vary in height, width, gradient and the number of stairs per aisle, depending on where you are climbing.

Course tips

  • If it’s raining, take extra care
  • Rest and have a seat if or when you need to. This is permitted anywhere along the course
  • Make use of the handrails – they help stabilise and double as a great arm work-out!
  • If someone needs assistance, please alert a marshal

Got a question?

We are happy to have a chat to answer any questions you might have. Email us at events@leukaemia.org.nz or call 0800 15 15 10 option 1.