Steeltown Stomp 2024

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09/28/2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Steeltown Stomp 2024

  • HikeType Steeltown Stomp
  • HikeIcon https://hikes.brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/7/0-8.png
  • PaceTypes ,Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr,Fast - 5+ km/hr
  • TerrainTypes Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
  • PaidOuting Yes


Registration Required:

Registration Costs
Members - $35.00
Child Members - $35.00
Non-Members - $35.00
Child Non-Members - $35.00

Registration opens on 2024-07-15 at 12:00 AM

Please Note: Refunds are only allowed up to 7 days before this hike

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Steeltown Stomp
Location (Google Maps): Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd., Hamilton ON, L8T 5A9. Please park at the north end of the parking lot.

Event Coordinator(s): Samar Smith Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)
Event Start Times: 8:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 8:30 AM, 8:45 AM

Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast - 5+ km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: Hike approximately 23 kms and climb up and down approximately 2000 steps.

Description

Looking for a distance and strength challenge?  The Steeltown Stomp is just what you've been looking for!

Climb up and down approximately 2000 steps of the escarpment stairs, and hike over 23 kilometres in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club's annual Steeltown Stomp.

This is a self-guided hike along the Bruce Trail, the Escarpment Rail Trail, and the Chedoke Radial Trail, climbing up and down the 7 sets of stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment as you go.

Everyone who completes the route and goes through the two checkpoints will earn the coveted Steeltown Stomp badge.

Please Note:  This is an arduous hike and requires a high level of fitness due to the stair climbing required.

Fee:  $35 fee includes checkpoint snacks, badge, and helps to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

Check in:  At the registration booth set up at the north end of the parking lot of the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre.  We have set up staggered start times - choose 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, or 8:45 when you register and you will start the hike as you are checked in.  This is not a race, and you will not be timed.

Checkpoints:  Start and end at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre.  There is a turnaround checkpoint at the Chedoke Golf Course, and then you hike back to the starting point.

Route:  Follow the yellow blazes...special yellow blazes will be set up to mark the route.  In addition, the route has been set up on the AllTrails app.  If you have this downloaded on your phone, you can follow the route using the app.

Outbound route

Inbound route

What to bring:  Bring your own water.  You will be able to refill your own water bottles at public water fountains along the route.  Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes (hiking boots are not necessary), and dress for the weather.  Protect yourself from insects and sun.

Safety Precautions: Normal hiker etiquette and safety precautions apply...https://brucetrail.org/explore-the-trail/#Bruce-Trail-101

Donations: If you are interested in contributing further to the BTC, please click here.

FAQ’s:

What if it rains? This is a rain or shine event.

What if I need to drop out? As we are in an urban area, there are places to meet a taxi or a ride along the way. This must be arranged by you, the participant. If you have to drop out during the event, please let us know per the contact information below.

How long will it take to finish? We estimate that the hike will take between 3 and 5 hours.

Are dogs allowed?  No.  The stairs will be too crowded during this event.

Contact: Leslie Ho at Steeltownstomp2024@gmail.com