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The SF Stair Challenge

Join us for our epic new walk on Saturday, May 6, 2023!

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

Are you up for the challenge?

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

About the SF Stair Challenge

The first ever SF Stair Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The 2023 route, crafted by our mastermind team of WalkLab volunteers, goes through the iconic neighborhoods of North Beach, Russian Hill, and Telegraph Hill. The total length is approximately 4.25 miles with about 2,000 stair steps.

This supported walk will have timed releases onto the route from 7:30AM – 10:00AM on Saturday, May 6. Participants will enjoy snacks and encouragement along the way, plus enjoy a mini-celebration at the end and a special keepsake for completing the first-ever SF Stair Challenge.

Run or race the route or hike it at a leisurely pace. Completing the route will take 1.5-2.5 hours depending. Do it solo or with friends and family. Walk it your way! But just don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience, which will quickly sell out.

Tickets are now on sale to the public, and we expect to sell out!

This event will be a blast, plus all proceeds support Walk SF, a small nonprofit dedicated to making San Francisco the safest, most pedestrian-friendly city in the United States. Consider asking friends and family to support you in taking on the SF Stair Challenge. Contact for more information about how to set up a personal ‘friendraising’ page.

Volunteers needed!

We need help before and at the big event. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, have fun, and support Walk SF. Learn more and sign up.

Seeking additional sponsors and in-kind donations

The SF Stair Challenge is a great opportunity for your company to get its brand out there to a new, wider audience – plus support a better San Francisco.

Contact for details about our range of sponsorship opportunities.

We are also seeking in-kind donations of snacks and drinks to keep participants energized along the route.

Banner Photo Credit: Sergio Ruiz