Tacoma is Grit City. Grit means, ‘indomitable spirit, strength of character, unyielding courage in the face of danger or hardship’. Grit must be earned through effort.

Unleashed at Stadium Bowl is a challenge for all participants regardless of age, gender, build, etc. On the stairs we are one.

We are a group of diverse individuals who are choosing to challenge ourselves to do our best in what feels like an impossible feat. We don’t quit on each other or ourselves. We finish. And when we cross the finish line and high-five each other we are the same in that moment.


Participants will run the stairs in a competitive timed event or walk (untimed).

The race will cover the entire Stadium Bowl, ‘weaving the stairs’ by running up one staircase, and down the other. Total steps climbed 814, total descended 814 for a grand total of 1,628 steps. Double the pain and double the glory by choosing the 2 Lap Option for a grand total of 3,256 steps!

Check out the route: Race Route     Check out the 2017 winning times

All spectators will stay on the field. There is no entry fee for spectators, so come watch and cheer on the racers!

To build character, connection, and community. Proceeds go to the rescue animals of Kindred Souls Foundation. Kindred Souls Foundation provides sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats, a holistic approach to their care, and education on the rewards and responsibilities of animal companionship.

Anyone 8 years or older. Each participant under 18 must have a parent/guardian at the race to supervise and make medical related decisions on his/her behalf should that be necessary.

Sunday, August 5th, 2018 – 9:00AM

Stadium High School Bowl
111 N E Street
Tacoma, WA 98403-2630

Registration will open May 1, 2018 and will close at midnight on July 29, 2018. Race entry fee is $45, $35 for those with a military ID (including spouses), and $15 for anyone 8-17 years old. You can also register on race day (8/5/17), but the entry fee will increase to $75 for all (i.e. no reduced fees for military or youth) and T-shirts are not guaranteed.

No registration will be taken from July 30 – August 4th. If you do not register by midnight on July 29, then you will need to register on race day and pay the $75 entry fee. Race day registration will be from 0800-0830.

There is no online registration fee. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Secure 10 participants from your organization to race and receive a 10×10 booth/footprint on the field, Facebook recognition, your logo or name linked from our website to your website, your logo or name in our program guide, and the opportunity to showcase your group/organization to the other race participants. To learn more about this opportunity, click here. If you would like to participate, please download the Community Partnership Form here (deadline for submitting the form is April 30, 2018)

If you would like to sponsor this event, please download the Individual Sponsorship Form here

If your business would like to sponsor this event, please download the Corporate Sponsorship Form here

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please download the Volunteer Form here

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