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The SF Stair Challenge

Save the date for the next SF Stair Challenge on Saturday, May 4, 2024!

4 miles. 2,000 steps. 100% pure fun!

Take on a unique, scenic physical challenge connecting some of San Francisco’s best stairways into one epic route!

About the SF Stair Challenge

Walk SF held its first-ever SF Stair Challenge on May 6, 2023 through the iconic neighborhoods of North Beach, Russian Hill, and Telegraph Hill.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the event, which is why this will now be an annual event! (For a recap and photos of the big day, check out our blog post.)

The 2nd Annual SF Stair Challenge will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024. The super secret route will be crafted again by our mastermind team of WalkLab volunteers and includes magnificent views and hidden gems, coming in around 4 miles with about 2,000 stair steps.

All proceeds from the SF Stair Challenge support Walk SF, a small nonprofit dedicated to making San Francisco the safest, most pedestrian-friendly city in the United States.

Wishing you had the 2023 route?

We’ve had so many people reach out about the route! We’re sorry to say that currently, only 2023 SF Stair Challenge ticketholders have the route and we aren’t sharing it at this time.

But as a Walk SF member, you’ll get curated, do-it-yourself walks every few months in your inbox – plus early bird access and discounts to Peak2Peak and the 2024 SF Stair Challenge. We also regularly share walk ideas in our newsletter. So if you love walking, join our community!

Interested in sponsoring the 2024 SF Stair Challenge?

We have a range of ways your company can be part of the event, either as an in-kind or top billing sponsor. Contact for more information.

Banner Photo Credit: Guy Joaquin