“Touch ’em all” is a phrase usually reserved for baseball home runs.

But with the Storm the Stadium long course, you’ll have the chance to put a new spin on that old idea as you climb up and down the stairs in each and every one of Notre Dame Stadium’s 72 sections—36 in the lower bowl, and 36 in the upper.

The short course option follows a similar path but stays in the upper part of the stadium; the stadium walk, which is ADA accessible, is a flat course that will let you walk a third-of-a-mile loop between the lower and upper bowls.

The interactive graphic to the right illustrates the long course, short course, and stadium walk routes. In addition, a virtual climb and a family fun zone are available. 

The event kicks-off with an opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Climbers can choose one of three timed starting waves starting at 9:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 10:15 a.m. respectively based upon anticipated climb speed:

  • Wave 1: Racing/Running Climbers
  • Wave 2: Steady Climbers
  • Wave 3: Walking Climbers   

The course time limit is 90 minutes. 

More details can be found on the Storm the Stadium registration page. You are also welcome to contact the Office of Military & Veterans Affairs (, 574-631-9577) with any questions.