Staircase Challenge

Run Quebec City Series

General Information

General Information

You are again invited to this unique event. In this 19K course, participants will take all the staircases that connect the Upper and the Lower town of Quebec City, alternately going up and down about 30 staircases for a total of more than 3,000 steps.

A 13K course of 1,925 steps is also offered.


For the Super Challenge there are 3 competitions in 1:

  • The best performance
  • The best climber (men & women)
  • The best sprinter (men & women)

2016 Program

Friday, June 17th Registration & Packet Pick-up 11 am to 8:30 pm Running Room
Saturday, June 18th Registration & Packet Pick-up 10 am to 4:30 pm Running Room
Sunday, June 19th Registration & Packet Pick-up 6:30 am to 7:30 am Starting Site: Bois-de-Coulonge CASH ONLY
Super Challenge   Only one start 8 am Run & Walk
Oasis Challenge   1st start 8:25 am Run & Walk
Oasis Challenge   2nd start 8:45 am Run & Walk
After Race Meal 8:45 am
Awards Ceremony 11 am

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Post Race Brunch

Starting at 8:45 am, a meal will be served to all participants.

On the menu:

Croissant with eggs and ham, cheese, fruits, muffin, coffee and more!


Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge, near the marquee

Date & Time:

Sunday, June 19th, 8:45 am

Admission fee:

Free for participants.
$15, taxes not included, for friends and family.
Cards are on sale at the Quebec City Staircase Challenge office.
A very limited number of cards will also be on sale at the entrance.

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T-Shirts & Medals

All participants will get a free Quebec City Staircase Challenge T-shirt.


CLICK HERE to see the sizing chart.

A medal will be given to all finishers.

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Start and Finish site Location

The morning of the race, at 6:30 am, participants are invited to the Bois-de-Coulonge Park, behind the main building. It is where the start and finish line is. The Post Race Brunch will be served near the marquee.

1215, Grande-Allée Ouest.

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Number of participants

The number of participants is limited to 2,400 overall.

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Upcoming edition of the Quebec City Staircase Challenge

Here is the upcoming edition :

  • To be confirmed

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