Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

The Bisbee 1000 the Great Stair Climb is an exclusive event to this historic mining town.  It will test your endurance and is a toll on your body, but many do it every year.  This event is “the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S.” and is extraordinary.  The stair climb is about 4.5 miles and includes nine staircases all over town.  The challenge adds up to over 1000 steps and is linked together by the narrow twisty roads of Bisbee.  You will be walking or running through the picturesque portions of town.  You can take the stair challenge or the friendly fitness walk if the 1000 steps are too much for your physical well-being.

The stair climb started on October of 1990 by people just spreading the word.  About 200 people showed up for the first event with more and more participants every year.  They have seen competitors from the age of 7 to those in their 80’s.  Some have even partook in costume and other crazy outfits.  This event has been awarded the Governor’s Tourism Award for Special Events in a Rural Area.


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