About the event

How many people can I have in my team?

As many or as little as you like. Every participant needs to be aged 15 years and over.

How much does it cost to register?

Registration fee for students is $20 and for non-students $45 per person. This must be paid by credit or debit card at the time of registration. Please note, the registration fee is non-refundable.

I don't have a team. Can I compete on my own?

Yes you can! When you sign up you have the option to select individual or team registration.

What is my/our fundraising goal?

We encourage each participant to fundraise $300.

Do I need to be really fit to do this?

No, but we do encourage some training leading up to the event. Make sure you incorporate stair climbing into your training – even a couple of flights can be repeated over and over. Steep hills, sand dunes, your local carpark or tall buildings in your community are good places to train.

Is Stadium Climb a timed event/race?

Stadium Climb is a challenge, not a race and it is not a timed either.

What is a wave time?

A wave time is a designated start time occurring once every 15 minutes.

What happens if it rains?

Forsyth Barr Stadium: Stadium Climb Dunedin will go ahead rain or shine, barring any inclement weather conditions that would put the safety of the participants at risk. In the event of inclement weather, modifications to the route may be made to ensure everyone’s safety.

Westpac Stadium: Stadium Climb Wellington will go ahead rain or shine. However, due to Wellington’s unpredictable weather, in the event of inclement weather, modifications to the route may be made to ensure everyone’s safety.

What if I can’t finish the course?

No problem, just head to the nearest course marshal who will arrange for you to safely exit the course.

How long will it take?

Someone with a reasonable fitness level should take approx. 40/45mins without breaks.

Will there be medical, first aid staff on hand?

Yes. We will have trained medics on site.

Is the stair count the total amount of stairs counting up and down?

The step count of 5,200 steps is the total number of stairs and steps it takes to complete up and down aisles, getting to and from each stand and steps on the field on play.

Will I be photographed on the course?

We will have a photographer present on the day taking photos. These will be used for promotional purposes only and placed up on the Stadium Climb Facebook page a few days after the event.


Why isn’t my donation showing?

If you donated on the website using a credit card and your donation isn’t showing, please let us know. If you or a sponsor donated via direct credit the donation will appear on the site once we have received it into our bank account.

Can people donate from outside of New Zealand?

Yes. We can accept donations from all over the world. Our website is set up to accept international payments, donors just need to follow the donation steps online.

Where does the money go?

LBC receives no government funding. Funds raised pay for our core services (outcomes) such as patient support, research, information and advocacy. We are supported by voluntary donations such as yours, of which we are most appreciative.

Across all of our activities Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand has a cost ratio of 75% spent on outcomes, 15% spent on fundraising, 10% spent on administration. This means that 75 cents of every dollar spent is applied towards improving outcomes for patients and families across New Zealand impacted by a blood cancer diagnosis.

*Please note the above figures include our administration of the New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry a division of LBC which receives District Health Board funding to secure donors for patients requiring a bone marrow transplant.


How do I pay in cash donations I’ve collected?

You can pay your cash donations using your credit card. Just log in to your fundraising page and follow the instructions on the ‘Manage cash’ tab. You can also deposit your cash and cheque donations at any branch of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).

Please use these details:
Account number: 02-0256-0141907-06
Reference: Name of participant or team and Banking Reference Number

What’s my banking reference number?

Your banking reference number is a unique number provided to you via email when you first register. Please contact us if you don’t know what your banking reference number is.