2019 (event date coming soon).
Q1 is located at 9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217 Australia. The SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge will start from outside the building by Clifford St.
The Check-in desk will be located in the courtyard at the base of Q1. Check-in will open at 6.30am. All participants should check in at least 15 minutes prior to their event. *Participants in the indiv runner/climber category can choose either the Early or Late time slot - it's up to you!
Bibs will be available when checking in on event day only. Please remember to bring your entry confirmation or ID (driver's license) with you when collecting your pre-event gear (yes, you can collect for a whole team provided you have each person's entry confirmation). All event bibs are yours to keep!
What to Expect on the Day / How it Works
Whether you are a runner or a walker you will notice your heart rate will rise dramatically as you climb. For this reason we recommend that all participants utilise the cardio warm-up area located near the starting line to increase their heart rate by 25-30 beats per minute just prior to participating.
Individuals will be sent off one at a time with approximately a 20 second gap between participants. The Running teams will line up together at the start line, with each individual member sent off at 20 second intervals. Walking teams can head off together as a group of 4 - we will then start the next team 1 minute later in order to keep the stairwell clear.
All persons will start from the Clifford St starting line. For running teams, Buddies Challenge, Schools Challenge your individual times will be added together after the completion of the last persons arrival at the observation deck. The team with the lowest combined time is deemed the overall champion for that category. Please note that all participants in a team must complete the climb in order to be eligible for prizes in respective categories.
For runners/climbers, a stair challenge is a short duration, high intensity activity. Most participants can expect to complete the challenge within 18-20 minutes. Please see the 'Training Page' for tips on preparing for the SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge.
*It is very common to experience a cough in stair challenge events. Most people assume that it is due to poor air quality in the stairwell, or that there is excess dust, but that is not the case. It happens in any air environment, even outside events.
Stair markers will be used to indicate your exact location within the stairwell at the SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge.
First aiders will be in attendance on the day. They will be located near the start line, finish line, level 31 and 59. If you need to stop for a minute or two on the way up our first aiders are super friendly! If you need a quick sip of water they will have one for you before you continue on to the top.
Stair Climb Rules
To check out the easiest way of getting to and from the SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge by public transport, click here.