I assume the cycling community may run stairs for speed & power. Check out this race:
What: Unleashed at Stadium Bowl-A race up and down the stairs at Stadium High School Bowl, in Tacoma Wa.
When: 28 Aug 2011
Why: 1. Raise money for Kindred Souls Foundation to help build a no-kill sanctuary: www.kindredsoulsfoundation.org
2. To race the stairs. There are 1410 steps. 4 events: 1/2 bowl, full bowl, relay, walk
How: register at www.unleashedatstadiumbowl.org--will be active 1 July, $35 to participate. Get a t-shirt & rubber-legs.