On The Day

Registration and reporting times

Event registration will be held on the day of the event. All team members need to be present at your team’s allocated registration time, this will be communicated in the weeks leading up to the event.

The first registration time will be approximately 1pm, so we suggest keeping your afternoon free if you can.

Please remember to bring your photo ID, preferably a drivers license with you to registration.

Your team event pack will include:

  • Race numbers
  • Timing chips
  • 2019 Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge t-shirts

All participants must provide identification to receive your race number. If your ID does not match your information you will be unable to race on the day.  There will be no exceptions to this rule due to strict security requirements. There are also no changes to team members on the day of the event.

What to wear

Most teams report to registration ready to go in the clothes and shoes they will race in. Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear and attire for this event. We recommend sturdy well supported running shoes and comfortable sportswear. There will be toilets to get changed in and limited storage for bags.

Health and safety

We take your wellbeing very seriously and want to ensure you are ready for the challenge ahead! Please make sure you and your teammates are well hydrated on race day and have had something to eat before you climb. You will be given a safety briefing on the day.

It is vital that you do not climb if you have been unwell in the lead up to the event.

The climb

At registration, your team will be allocated a ‘wave -time’ which is the time that you’ll start your climb. When your wave is called, you will be walked from the meeting point down to the start line at the bottom of the tower for a final safety briefing. You will enter the stairs and start with a lap around the base of the Sky Tower – this is where your spectators can see you and cheer you on – then enter the stairs again and up you go!

Sky Tower passes

Sky Tower passes will be available for purchase on event day for participants and supporters.


The day will end with a casual prize-giving function from 6pm to acknowledge the top fundraisers and race time winners. Please note, only the first place Race winners will be handed out at the prize-giving, but 2nd and 3rd will be announced on the night if all results are accurate at the time of prize-giving.