Walk for Wishbone.
Online entries have now closed for our Auckland event. However, we are taking entries at Eden Park – gate E. Hope to see you there!
A fun event where you will meet positive people who want to help fund vital research into improving orthopaedic surgery and treatment in New Zealand.
You will experience the epic atmosphere of Eden Park and have the opportunity to meet some of our special guests, including former All Black Sir Bryan Williams.
1km walk – take a leisurely stroll around Eden Park’s concourse, and have your photo taken with some well-loved former New Zealand rugby players.
Stadium stair challenge – you will take on either 1,103 steps – the top of Sky Tower; or 1,751 steps – reach the top of the Empire State Building, going up, down and around the turf. An unforgettable experience!
Registration – from 11-12 noon, at Gate E.
A small entry fee includes: event organisation, and the opportunity to meet some of our sports stars, find out more about orthopaedic research and learn how to best rehabilitate from injuries or surgery.
You will have entry into a corporate lounge to socialise and win spot prizes. There will be an open bar and food available for purchase.
Events will take place rain or shine barring any extreme weather conditions which would put the safety of our participants at risk. In the event of inclement weather, modifications to the routes may be made to ensure everyone’s safety.
This Auckland event is supported by the New Zealand Rugby Foundation Inc. and Eden Park Trust.
Sunday 26 May 2019
Take a 1 km stroll or challenge yourself to see if you can match the height of Auckland’s Sky Tower (1,103 steps) – or extend yourself and conqueror the Empire State Building (1,751 steps) all on the hallowed ground of Eden Park.
Start / Finish: Eden Park
Adult Entry Fee
$10.00 / $25.00
Under 12 years old
Thursday 23 May 2019
Registration will be from 11-12 noon, at entrance gate E.
Parking is limited. Priority will be given to the elderly and disabled closer to the stadium entrance at gate E.
SnapFitness (Mount Roskill) will be providing stretch and dynamic warm-ups and a few fun games prior to each walk. They will cater for all levels of fitness and mobility.
Stair challenge starts promptly at 12 noon, followed by the 1km walk.
As a participant, you will experience the epic atmosphere of Eden Park, a stadium that has hosted a vast array of events from international rugby and soccer to amazing concerts. On the day you will have the opportunity to meet some of our special guests, find out more about orthopaedic research and how to best rehabilitate from injuries or surgery.
There will be an open bar and food available for purchase.
Take a leisurely stroll around Eden Park’s concourse, and have your photo taken with some well-loved former New Zealand rugby players.
Stadium stair challenge
You will take on either 1,103 steps – the top of Sky Tower; or 1,751 steps – reach the top of the Empire State Building, going up, down and around the turf, a unique and unforgettable experience!
Rules for stadium stair challenge
Climbing up and down the stairs can be dangerous, particularly when going down. There are a number of rules all participants are required to follow in order to partake and ensure the safety of all.
- Participants must NOT race down the stairs. Hit every step going down. No skipping stairs on the way down.
- If you need to overtake, do so when climbing up or going along, NEVER DOWN.
- Keep to the left and overtake on the right.
- No wearing of iPods, MP3 players or headphones of any sort during the climb – we need you to hear us!
- Event marshals will be on hand throughout the course to monitor these rules and ensure they are been adhered to for everyone’s safety.
- Please don’t be a stair hog! Step aside for people wanting to pass.
- If you are wanting to pass it is recommended that you say in a loud clear voice “PASSING PLEASE” as you will be approaching from behind and the person in front won’t see you coming.
Remember, sporting stadiums are not built for stair climbing. Stairs may differ in height and aisles may differ in length and gradients. Enjoy the challenge it presents and climb with care.
By participating in the stadium stair challenge you are also agreeing to the conditions of entry for this venue.
How do I/we fundraise or donate?
For the 1km walk, the amount you choose to donate or get sponsorship for is up to you.
For the stadium stair challenge, the individual fundraising goal is $150. All participants entering the event commit to do their best to reach this goal – we help you along the way!
When you sign up for the stadium stair challenge, we ask that you either create an online fundraising page or donate. Your fundraising page is your online fundraising hub where you can ask your friends and families to securely donate using credit cards or by direct credit. Check out our fundraising resources.
Who can take part?
1km walk – open to all ages. All children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Stadium stair challenge – anyone over the age of 18. Go on, give it a go!