Four locals are joining a crowd taking stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level.
Tammie Edwards, Katrina Bannister, Louise McKnight and Natasha Guida, all of Young, will be travelling to Sydney to take on the ultimate stair climb challenge.
They are taking part in Stadium Stomp SCG on Sunday, July 17.
Stadium Stomp SCG provides entrants with the unique opportunity to take on some 6,300 stairs up and down the SCG and Allianz Stadium grandstands and raise money for a nominated charity at the same time.
Tammie Edwards has had close experience with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and will be stomping to raise money.
“Late 2014 my husband was diagnosed with MND as was one of my close friends’ father,” Tammie said.
“Unfortunately my husband Dean passed away in May 2015.
“Katrina’s dad David is still fighting his battle with this beast.
“Katrina and her family stomped last year for David, fundraising for research into Motor Neurone Disease.
“In January this year, my 25 year old step-daughter Skye was also diagnosed with MND.
“Needless to say, this has devastated us all.
“So when I found out Katrina and her family were stomping again this year, I joined the team.
“Katrina and her family have and will be fundraising year round to raise as much as possible to help with research into finding a cure for this terrible disease,” she said.
Event organiser Ben King said Stadium Stomp uses the stairs within some of the largest sporting stadiums to challenge willing participants.
“We’re a non-competitive event and participants are not timed,” Ben said.
“After all, there are plenty of seats to choose from if you get a little tired.
“The course is expected to take anywhere from 40-70 minutes to complete depending on fitness levels.
“Spectators can view the event free of charge via the designated spectator viewing area accessible via Gate A,” he said.
More information is available at www.stadiumstomp.com.au/SCG.
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