Grab The Glory
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Register Now! The Bisbee 1000 - The Great Stair Climb Fundraiser is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and arguably one of the most unique and challenging events in the world. The course features nine staircases connected by winding roads that take participants through some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee.
One Block of Ice..
Ready for Launch An Extreme Competition unlike any other
The Iron Man Ice Competition is an event within the event! This historic re-enactment of Ice Man deliveries in days of yore was started in 1993 to entertain spectators and participants while they waited for the awards ceremony. Over the years it has taken on a life of its own and is has now gained the reputation of being an EXTREME sporting event unlike any other. Competitors grab a 10# block of ice in a pair of antique tongs, sprint up 155 stairs, dash across a trail that takes them back to the paved road, zoom down a steep winding hill to an exhilarating ﬁnish. Go for it!
Bisbee's Premiere Craft Beer Festival
engage the sudsa supreme taste test like no other
The 4th Bisbee 1000 Craft Brew Fest along with the 25th Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb is the area's much-anticipated opportunity to experience a full weekend devoted to fitness and fun. This grand celebration will bring more than 25 of the Best in the West Craft Brewers to Bisbee. Take this opportunity to sample their fine handcrafted beers and enjoy live music, good food, giveaways, raffles and more. Come in search of the holy grail of beer, come to meet new people, come to rehydrate, recover from the race, or come just to have a beer with friends and contemplate why so many crazy people think it’s fun to climb 1000+ stairs year after year.
About The Bisbee 1000
The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! The Bisbee 1000 - The Great Stair Climb Fundraiser is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and arguably one of the most unique and challenging events in the world. The course features nine staircases connected by winding roads that take participants through some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee. Meet the Mule that built Bisbee! Take a delightful journey 4.5 miles up the stairs and down the roadways in Europeanesque Old Bisbee!
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. 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 event itself is enjoyed by the most diverse group of “racers” that ever crossed a start & ﬁnish line: From ages 5 to 87 (our oldest competitor to date), some are serious competitors out for a win, some are going for a PR, some do it just to ﬁnish, some are there to do a brisk jaunt, and still others simply want to stroll, enjoy the spectacular views and the equally spectacular people watching. Many dress in costumes, some ﬁreﬁghters compete in full ﬁreﬁghting regalia (despite temperatures that often hit 80+ degrees F). Although The Bisbee 1000 is its own cause celebre, 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.
Arizona Governor's Awards
Vince Romero - Vice President & Treasurer
Laura Hughes - Secretary
Thomas Enriquez - Property Manager
Shar Porier - Communications Director
Snoody Boroweic - Board Member
Ken Budge - Board Member
25th Bisbee 1000 Event Schedule
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
|7-8:45am||PACKET PICKUP near the Superior Courthouse stairs. Try to arrive 6-7am for easy parking and short lines. Registrants must pick up own packet in person. Breakfast snacks available in the St. Pat's Social Hall 6:30-8:30am. Partial proceeds to Lisa Acuna Bisbee High School Scholarship Fund. Breakfast also available across from Starting Line/Iron Man Statue at the High Desert Market & Cafe. Bloody Mary's served at Screamin' Banshee Pizza.|
|7-11am||Shop the Bisbee 1000 Souvenir Store on the Superior Courthouse steps!|
|8:55-9am||BISBEE 1000 EVENT START Staggered Wave Starts (2 min.). Must be in numbered corral by 8:55am. 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 at 9am.|
|9am||BISBEE 1000 EVENT START For the 25th Annual Silver Anniversay Bisbee 1000-The Breat Stair, the National Anthem will be performed by Congresswoman Martha McSally. Before and after the National Anthem, the Fort Huachuca Brass Band will perform patriotic renditions.|
|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 great prizes.|
4th Annual Bisbee 1000 Invitational Craft Beer Festival
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
|1:30pm||VIP ADMISSION $40 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). If available, the remaining VIP tickets will be sold at the gate. Rub shoulders with the Brewers before the crowds arrive!|
|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).|
23rd Annual Ironman Ice Competition!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
|10:50am||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.|
|11am||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.|
|Noon||FIRE & ICE CHALLENGEFirefighters compete in full tournout gear!|
|END||AWARDS CEREMONY at conclusion of event.|
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- PO Box 1099 Bisbee, AZ 85603
- (520) 266-0401