Storm the Stadium volunteers needed

Author: Sue Ryan

Storm the Stadium
Storm the Stadium

Volunteers are needed to help with event management for Storm the Stadium, the ultimate stair-climbing challenge and family fun event that will be held in Notre Dame Stadium on April 27 (Saturday). The event features a long stair climb course of 3,418 steps, a 1,640-step short course and a third-of-a-mile flat walking course, along with an on-field family fun zone with inflatables and games for children ages 13 and younger.

Volunteers are needed for several hours on event day to assist as greeters, registration ambassadors and course marshals and to assist in areas such as bag drop, water stations, family fun zone, start and finish line and various other event capacities.

Interested parties should complete the volunteer waiver on the Storm the Stadium website. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. A limited number of family volunteer opportunities, which may include children younger than age 16, are also available. Those with questions about volunteering or who are interested in family volunteer opportunities should contact the volunteer director, Mandy Madden, at 574-631-6192 or

Last year’s first-time event was held on the Fourth of July and saw 1,408 participants take part. New features of this year’s event include two timed heats for both the long and short courses and opening the climb to participants ages 14 and older. The event has also been moved to April to allow for lower weather temperatures and give local college students the opportunity to participate.