July 8, 2020
The Great Stair Challenge of Zhinan Temple challenges you to be the fastest to race from the bottom of the historic Zhinan Temple staircase to the very top. Although the distance is a mere 1km, you have to climb just over 1300 stairs to reach the peak. The first male and female runner will be crowned the king and queen of the challenge and awarded the coveted trophy along with other prizes from Runivore.
This event is about releasing your competitive spirit, pushing yourself against others – and yourself. No medals, No T-shirt, just pure clean – and environmentally friendly fun.
We plan on repeating The Great Stair Challenge every season – so you can see if you can improve over time. We will have special awards for most improved participants, and we’ll track record holders for the course.
Current Course Record
MALE: Kuo Chun ku 7m13s
FEMALE: Hyon Shim Chong 9m53s
We’ll be honest, the course consists of stairs, lots of stairs, over 1300 steps in all. There are beautifully crafted sculptures and decorations along the way, and if you need to take a quick break awesome views as well. Here are some pics from the course:
The event base is located at 清溪綠地 – Qingxi Greenland Park (Google Map Link). It is nearby NCCU campus in Muzha.
The following buses get you within walking distance if you get off at the NCCU stop: 236 Shuttle, 237, 530, 611, 676. You can also take the MRT to Taipei Zoo Station and take a Youbike from there.
We’re keeping the entry fee low and the competitive spirits high. The focus of this event is the thrill of the challenge – against your competition and against those inner voices that tell you to stop. The organizers are preparing the following for the event:
Runners are responsible for their own safety and well being and must assess their exertion level as they proceed. Furthermore:
All runners can pickup their bibs and energy bars on race day at the race Start. Please show up by 8 AM at the latest (we will be there starting at 7AM). Bring your ID for identity confirmation.
We will have a location to leave your bag with a change of clothes. They will be monitored by one of Runivore staff members. Please do not bring anything of high value to the venue.
Those who complete the registration will not be able to receive refund nor cancellation. Please ensure your willingness to participate before registration.