Grit City Effort + Shared Struggle = Kindred Connection.

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 2019 winning times

Check out our important 2021 Race Day Info

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 8th, 2021 – 9:00AM

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

Registration will open on 6/14/21 and close at midnight on 8/1/21. Race entry fee is $50, $40 for those with a military ID & first responders, and $25 for anyone 8-17 years old. No registration will be offered after online registration closes 8/1/21 and no race day registration offered this year.

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

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

We will not be asking for vaccine status or proof of vaccination. We ask that all be courteous of each other’s space while on the field. WA State Guidelines can be found here and CDC Guidelines can be found here.

Complete the Community Partnership from and secure 10 participants from your organization to race for Top Community Partner or Fastest Community Partner! and To learn more about this opportunity, click here. If you would like to participate, please download, complete and submit the Community Partnership Form by June 13, 2021.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please click here or to become a Best Friend Sponsor click here

If your business would like to sponsor this event, please click here

If you would like to volunteer for Unleashed, please complete and submit the Volunteer Form.

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