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Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

 

The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb 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. 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 Bisbee! Online registration only, at Bisbee1000.org. Presented by the 501c3, Bisbee Vogue, Inc. Do It For Your Heart!


Location: Bisbee 1000 Start/Finish: 201 Tombstone Canyon Road, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Time: 7am-noon
Email: bisbee1000info@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bisbee1000.org
Phone: (520) 266-0401

 



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Annual Bisbee 1000 Ironman Ice Competition

 

Another opportunity to test your grit (and your sanity!); Event is immediately after Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb, with Regular and Fire & Ice Full Gear Public Safety Divisions! Extreme Sport! Cash Prizes! Competitors grab a 10# block of ice in a pair of antique tongs, sprint up 155 stairs, dash across a trail, zoom down a steep winding road to an exhilarating finish. Approx. 1⁄4-mile total. Register now at Bisbee1000.org, or register day-of-event. Presented by the 501c3, Bisbee Vogue, Inc. Meet Your Ultimate Challenge!

 

Location: Bisbee 1000 Start/Finish: 201 Tombstone Canyon Road, Bisbee, AZ 85603

Time: 11am-2pm

Email: bisbee1000info@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bisbee1000.org

Phone: (520) 266-0401

 

 

 


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Annual Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival

Meet droves of Best of the West Brewers and taste their fine craft beers in this annual outdoor festival, with fun, food and Live Music! Same day as Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb. Whether a Bisbee 1000 participant or simply a beer enthusiast, the Craft Beer Festival is a great way to meet, greet, relax and refresh. Tickets available at the gate (open for VIPs at 1PM, General Admission 2-6PM). More details at Bisbee1000.org. Presented by the 501c3, Bisbee Vogue, Inc.

 

Location: Outdoors Next to Bisbee Coffee Company: 2 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603

Time: 1pm-6:00pm

Email: bisbee1000info@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bisbee1000.org

Phone: (520) 266-0401

VIP $45, General Admission $25, Bisbee 1000 Participants $20, Designated Drivers $10


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About The Bisbee 1000

The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb 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!

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History of the Bisbee 1000

Unique to Bisbee is a system of old and deteriorating stairways that course through its picturesque hills, affording views of the town's quaint houses and colorful gardens. The stairways originally followed the mule paths worn into the terrain during the heyday of Bisbee's copper mining past. 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 by virtue of word of mouth alone, it drew 200 people. Each year the event grew at a rate that took everyone by surprise, and was eventually limited to 1,500 participants. In 2012, the Bisbee was officially designated as an Arizona Centennial Event, joining the other featured listings in the Arizona Highways Centennial Edition. In that same year, the Bisbee 1000 received the prestigious Governor’s Tourism Award for Special Events in a Rural Area.

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. Many dress in outrageous or silly costumes; we even have some firefighters compete in full firefighting turnout gear (despite temperatures that often hit 80+ degrees F). Although the Bisbee 1000 is its own cause célèbre, it has also been the setting for family reunions, school reunions, company team competitions, birthdays, and—on at least one occasion that we know of—a wedding proposal.

If the Europeanesque charm of Bisbee is not enough to draw you to the event, then add the dedicated efforts of the City staff, police, fire departments, musicians, and citizens cheering you on your way up and down and all around our mile high city. The Bisbee 1000 is not just any race; think of it as a garden tour, a home tour, a musical extravaganza, a costume ball, one heck of a party, and a celebration of the community spirit. We hope you will join us.

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Arizona Governor's Awards

Board Members

  • Cynthia Conroy - President & Founder, Bldg Maint.
  • Linda Moore - Treasurer
  • Laura Hughes - Secretary
  • David Russell - Board Member
  • Rachel Clabourne - Board Member
  • Snoody Borowiec - Board Member
  • Deborah Young - Board Member
  • Ken Budge - Board Member/Cochise Community Recreation Committee chair

 

 

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2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Register for the 28th Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018

 

 

Schedule

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28th Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018

7-8:45am BIB NUMBER PICKUP near the Cochise County Superior Courthouse stairs. Registrants must pick up their own packet in person. Be an early bird, and arrive by 7am for easy parking and short lines. Breakfast available across from Starting Line/Iron Man Statue at the High Desert Market & Café from 7am. Bloody Marys, etc., served at Screaming Banshee Pizza.
7-11am Shop the Bisbee 1000 Souvenir Store on the Superior Courthouse steps!
8:50am CALL TO CORRALS Must be in numbered corrals by 8:50am.
9am BISBEE 1000 EVENT START Staggered Wave Starts (1 min.). The event is chip timed. Results based on your personal net time, not on gun time! (i.e. when you cross the electronic sensor mat). First wave released with gun start at 9am.
11am AWARDS CEREMONY on Superior Courthouse steps. Overall and Age Group awards. Special Awards in many diverse categories, such as Costume Awards, Youngest and Oldest, from furthest away, etc. There will be giveaways, entertainment and prizes! Must be present to win.

 

25th Annual Bisbee 1000 Ironman Ice Competition!

Cash Prizes!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018

10:15am REGISTRATION BEGINS For both Ironman Ice Competition divisions.
11am-1pm IRONMAN ICE COMPETITION START Open to all. Competitors carry a 10 lb. ice block with old-fashioned tongs up 155 stairs, across a trail, then down a steep road to the finish line. Regular Division and Fire & Ice Full Gear Public Safety Division. Firefighters compete in full turnout gear!
END AWARDS CEREMONY at conclusion of event.

7th Annual Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018

1pm VIP ADMISSION $45 for limited number of VIP tickets available at the Old Bisbee Brewing Company and at Bisbee Vogue, Inc. (located across the street from the Ironman Statue). Limited VIP tickets will also be sold at the gate. Rub shoulders with the Brewers. Food by Outback Steakhouse. VIP tickets go on sale October 1st.
2-6pm GENERAL ADMISSION $25 general gate admission. $20 admission for Bisbee 1000 participants with bib numbers and verification. $10 for designated drivers (no alcohol consumption).

 

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  • bisbee1000info@gmail.com
  • PO Box 1099 Bisbee, AZ 85603
  • (520) 266-0401