Bisbee 1000 The Great Stairclimb

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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!


Our Mission: To create, promote and support initiatives that enhance the economic vitality, health and wellness of citizens in Southern Arizona.


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

 

 

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-BISBEE 1000 OFFICIAL EVENT RULES-
  • If you cannot attend, 100 percent of your fee becomes a tax deductible donation
  • Event will be held rain or shine
  • T-shirts will not be mailed
  • No dogs/pets (Service dogs—and their people—must go to very back of start)
  • No smoking/vaping
  • No strollers
  • No earbuds/headphones
  • Do not block roads or driveways
  • No participant substitutions or refunds
  • Must pick up own Bib in person
  • May not pick up anyone else’s Bib/Number
  • Must have Race Bibs/Numbers to Participate
  • Must Pin Bib on Front
  • Bibs are not transferable
  • Keep right on the stairways; pass on the left
  • You (or a representative) must be present at Awards Ceremony to collect hand-painted one-of-a-kind award. (Awards will not be mailed)
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Thank you again for selling out our event! See you all October 15th. There will be a FEW extra shirts at our big After Party at the finish line at Higgins Hill Park.


 

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New Fitness Court!

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RECREATION = Re–Creation
Experience The Extra-Ordinary

The Board of Bisbee Vogue Inc. expresses our mission with the legacy gift– "fitness court" to the citizens of Bisbee, AZ.

 

 

 

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.


Maps

 
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Arizona Governor's Awards

 


Board Members

  • Cynthia Conroy - President, Founder & Executive Committee
  • Laura Hughes - VP, Secretary & Executive Committee
  • David Russell - Treasurer & Executive Committee
  • Deborah Young - Board Member
  • Stephanie Peavey - Board Member
  • Lisa Holland - Board Member
  • Ben Simons - Board Member
  • Maille Johnson - Board Member
  • Corey McNair - Board Member

 

 

Register

The 2022 Bisbee 1000 is Sold-Out

Thank you for your continued support!

Day of Event is OCTOBER 15, 2022

 

 

NEW Schedule

31st Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | OCTOBER 14th & 15th, 2022

Friday 4-7pm PATRICIA STEWARD MEMORIAL ART EXHIBITION OPENING The Patricia Steward Memorial Art Collection Exhibition and Sale.  Live music & Spirits. Music by Sabrina Solo. RAD Event (Recreation. Art. Dogs.) Monies raised support recreation thru BVI and the dogs of the Bisbee Animal Shelter. Located at 100 Quality Hill Rd. Bisbee, AZ 85603.
Saturday 7-8:45am BIB NUMBER PICKUP Registrants must pick up their own packet in person. Be an early bird and arrive by 7 am for easy parking and short lines. Breakfast available at St. Patrick's Parish Church Hall 100 Quality Hill Rd. Eat a burrito, view the art, and relax before the run!
7-11am Shop the Bisbee 1000 Souvenir Store at Higgins Hill Park, the official finish line venue (see maps).
8-8:30am Red Carpet Parade of costumes and a contest with prizes, MC'd by Magic Kenny BangBang. Meet at Contessa's Canopy beside the Bisbee 1000 start.
8:50am CALL TO CORRALS Must be in numbered corrals by 8:55am.
9am BISBEE 1000 EVENT START Staggered Wave Starts (1 min.). The event is chip timed. Results based on your personal net time, not on horn time! (i.e. when you cross the electronic sensor mat). First wave released with horn start at 9am.
9:30 - 11am ATTENTION! Spectators move to Higgins Hill Park. STAY OFF COURSE. Follow maps, signs, and guides. Follow flags and yellow tape at church.
11am- Noon AWARDS CEREMONY at Higgins Hill Park venue. Overall and Age Group awards, Special Awards and many great prizes in many categories. Music to be provided by Lamont Arthur.
11am-3pm FOOD! at St. Patrick Parish Hall. More music and art for sale. Spirits & Beer from Old Bisbee Brewery. Music 1-3pm with Jupiter Djinn.
11am-3pm PATRICIA STEWARD MEMORIAL ART EXHIBITION OPENING (cont.) The Patricia Steward Memorial Art Collection Exhibition and Sale.  Located at 100 Quality Hill Rd. Bisbee, AZ 85603.
The Bisbee 1000

 

 

Our Sponsors

Pioneer Title
Pepsi Freeport Michelob
BisbeeReview CherryCreek Toyota
Southwest Gasi Guild Ace
Cochise College Safeway

 

Contact Us

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