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Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

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  • This is one of the most unique physical fitness challenges in the U.S.
  • Enjoy the wonderful scenery of historic Bisbee while tackling more than 1,000 steps throughout the town.
  • The event also includes a historic home tour, costume ball and plenty of entertainment. 

Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb


The most unique physical fitness challenge in the U.S. is Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb. It is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and is arguably one of the most unusual and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases (over 1000 total steps) connected by winding roads, with a total course elevation gain/loss of ~1175 ft. While enjoying the challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee. Take a delightful journey up the stairs and down the roadways in Europeanesque Old Bisbee!
To put men back to work during the Great Depression, the Work Projects Administration (WPA) had overseen building of the stairs over those same pathways. The first Bisbee 1000 was held in October 1990 and participation has grown earch year. The event was eventually limited to 1,500 participants. As challenging as the course is, the Bisbee 1000 attracts a most diverse group of participants, from children age 7 up to adults in their 80s, and people of many fitness and ability levels. Some are serious competitors out for a win, some for a brisk jaunt, and still others simply want to stroll and enjoy the spectacular views.

In addition to the stair climb, guests will enjoy fabulous scenery, a home tour and plenty of entertainment as well as a costume ball. The 2019 Stair Climb takes place October 19th. Registration is $100 per person.

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