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Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb
3rd weekend in October
– Bisbee, Arizona
The Bisbee 1000 event encourages physical fitness regardless of age, level of fitness, ability and available tim, by encouraging all combinations of walking, running and resting to traverse nine sets of steps and numerous back-roads at a mile-high altitude.
While conquering over 1,000 steps you will be serenaded by musicians playing at strategic points along the route (4.2 miles).
Participants can compete aggressively for overall and age group prizes; enjoy a challenging fitness walk or family stroll, or any combination thereof. It is the Bisbee 1000's broad appeal that distinguishes it from other physical competitions, such as 10Ks and triathlons. Among its ranks are the fiercely competitive as well as those who set a more leisurely pace.
The demographics are interesting to observe. Entire families enjoy the event, with babies in infant carriers riding atop their parents' backs. One year, an 82-year old woman finished the stair climb while holding the hand of her 10-year old granddaughter. A retired school principal exclaimed she felt "high for days" after walking the Bisbee1000. The beauty of this event is that people of all ages and levels of physical conditioning can join in the fun. There are fun prizes awarded to: the oldest to compete, the youngest to compete, those coming the farthest distance to the event. Random walker awards are presented to random recipients while they are on the course.
And don’t overlook the Ironman Ice Competition! The Ironman Ice Competition event can never be called a just another race. It is an EVENT within the event! It was started in 1993 as a means to entertain spectators and participants while they awaited the awards ceremony. It's now in the category of EXTREME SPORT event!
The Ironman Ice Competition requires a climb of a set of 155 stairs while carrying a ten pound block of ice in a set of antique metal tongs. This event is NOT for the faint of heart or those with less than above average agility!
Plus, since 2012, you can also enjoy the Bisbee 1000 Invitational Craft Beer Festival! This outdoor festival is held each year on the same day as Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb, and is open to the public! Watch out Midwest, the Southwest region has experienced an explosion of smaller breweries in recent years and the Bisbee 1000 intends to spread the news! This festival features a cadre of more than a dozen craft breweries, and you can meet the best of the west micro brewers in person. Live music!
The Bisbee 1000 was listed by the Wall Street Journal (July 28, 2010) as one of the top five 5K’s recommended by running experts for their size, scenery, freebies and fun factor.
For more information visit http://www.bisbee1000.org/
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