The Wollongong Central Stair Climb Challenge 2019 is an opportunity to have fun, get fit and challenge yourself to Wollongong’s only stair climb event while making a difference for women and kids who experience homelessness as a result of domestic and family violence or other crisis in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. In 2018 the event raised over $17,000 and we ae super excited that it is being held again. Thanks Wollongong Central!

The Details

Date: Friday, 11th October 2019
Time: 11.00am for 11.30am start
Where: Wollongong Central Tower, Upper Crown Street Mall
Who: Anyone and everyone who wants to challenge themselves
Cost: $40.00 registration fee per person
Fundraising Goal: $200.00 per participant

The Categories

For Real’s: The challenge is to do 5 laps of the Wollongong Central tower stairs in the fastest time.
For Fun’s: The challenge is to get fit, raise money and give it your best shot.

The Course

164 stairs up. 164 stairs down. Five times. Looping around on Crown street mall.

Register for the event and start fundraising!

If you want to get a team of people involved or want to set up a fundraising page for an easier online way to collect donations you can do so here (contact Jacqui on the numbers below if you need any help with this):

If you would just like to donate (any donation over $2 is tax deductible you can do so here (automated receipt will be given);

Fast Facts from the 2018 Inaugural Event

Who is the being supported with the money raised: Last year SAHSSI provided 33,165 safe bed nights for women and children in the Illawarra in either crisis accommodation or medium term housing.   Our waitlists for accommodation are always full! There is simply not enough affordable housing. SAHSSI have a 3 year goal of raising funds to increase accommodation options for the women we support. This event is helping us reach our goal.

Funds raised in inaugural year (2018): More than $17,000.

Participants in inaugural year: 41, aged from 11 to 55 (average age 34 and 50/50 male to female split)

Who can take part: Anyone and everyone who wants to challenge themselves while raising funds for a good cause. This year if you are entering a team for fun, not all team members have to complete every lap – this year you can relay this with team members taking turns.

Last year we had some great involvement from school children who took up the challenge as part of Homelessness projects they were doing and ended up winning the event (and not breaking a sweat)!  The winner won a trip for two from Albion Park to Melbourne.

Times to beat:

Male: 10 mins 34 secs
Female: 12 mins 24 secs

Inaugural winners:

Male: Robert Brown
Female: Olivia Rocker