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Shoreline’s 2019 Million Stair Challenge

Challenge yourself and compete against others in this free, month-long fitness event.

Post Date:09/24/2019 11:32 am

Did you know that stair climbing burns more calories per minute than jogging? The City of Shoreline invites you to take advantage of the many benefits of stair climbing by competing in the 8th annual Million Stair Challenge taking place the month of October. Totally free to participate, the Million Stair Challenge is a great way to stay active, meet fellow stair climbers and partake in a little friendly competition.

The City started this popular event in 2012 to bring attention to the benefits of stair climbing for health and fitness. It was also a way to draw people out to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, famous for its sweeping view of Puget Sound and large bank of 188 steps leading down towards the water.

Participants can climb the stairs at Saltwater Park or anywhere else they choose. You can climb at work or home, or at your favorite climbing spot in and outside of Shoreline. There is no need to sign up, just log your total flights each day in the online tracking system found at See your totals and standings posted in real time on the website.

Along with creating some friendly competition, stair climbers are encouraged to set a personal goal for the month. We will award small prizes for anyone who reaches their goal. At the end of the challenge, all participants are invited to a closing potluck. Bring a lunch dish to share and join us in this fun get together. We’ll award prizes to participants who make their climbing goals.

Closing Potluck
Saturday, Nov. 2
11:30 a.m.
Richmond Beach Library.

More details on the Million Stair Challenge can be found at or by contacting Recreation Specialist Marianne Johnson at 206-801-2638 or


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