Step up at the National Stadium

Step up at the National Stadium
STEP BY STEP: Participants trying out the Stepper event at the National Stadium.
PHOTO: Singapore Sports Hub

The inaugural Singapore Sports Hub Stepper competition, a stair-climbing and endurance event, will be the main draw in a carnival at the National Stadium on Oct 3.

The Stepper competition will be held in the stadium stands and features six categories - four competitive disciplines with medals on offer and two others for fun.

There will also be fringe events like futsal, speedminton, tag-rugby and volleyball at the carnival.

The Singapore women's Everest team have been appointed as official ambassadors of the Stepper event.

To get the public familiar with stair climbing, the Sports Hub will hold free 90-minute training sessions on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, from today till Sept 26. To register for training, go to the Sports Hub website (sportshub.com.sg).

The initiative is part of the Sports Hub's year-old "Experience Sports" programme, which is aimed at promoting fitness, engaging the community, making full use of the facilities and offering a unique new sport to the public.

"Place-making is a crucial strategy for us. It requires us to develop a regular event that will entice the public to take part," said Oon Jin Teik, the Sports Hub chief operating officer.

"It's important that people enjoy the event, and for families to do it together.

"We also wanted to exploit all corners of the National Stadium."

* Registration fees for the Competitive Speed Stepper (over eight flights of stairs) and Competitive Enduro Stepper (around lower seating steps) categories are at $20.

The Community Fun Stepper is priced at $15 and $20, for those 13-16 years of age, and 17 years of age and above, respectively. The Kids Climb (one to six flights) is priced at $10. More details will be released later.

aschoon@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on July 09, 2015.
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