Thursday, May 19, 2016
Shoreline’s Million Stair Challenge is back for 2016 with some exciting new changes! During the month of June, the City of Shoreline invites the community to climb as many stairs as possible at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in hopes of making our community goal of 4 million stairs.
New for 2016, we are launching a new online tracking system that will allow participants to log their stair totals and see them immediately at shorelinewa.gov/stairs. Also new for 2016, participants will be able to set a climbing goal online with prizes awarded to those who make their goal.
All participants of the Million Stair Challenge are invited to an end of the challenge potluck on Thursday, June 30 at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share and join us at picnic shelter located at the bottom of the stairs. We’ll award prizes to participants who make their climbing goals.
In 2012, the Parks and Recreation Department created the first Million Stair Challenge hoping to encourage more use of the park and its very large set of stairs. Since then the stairs at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park have become one of the most popular fitness spots in Shoreline and every June hundreds of Million Stair Challenge participants come out to meet the challenge set forth by the City of Shoreline.
The Million Stair Challenge starts on June 1st this year and runs through the end of the month. More details on the Million Stair Challenge, including prizes and more instructions, can be found at shorelinewa.gov/stairs or by contacting Recreation Specialist Marianne Johnson at 206-801-2638.