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Sandy Koufax is God Stairhike

Please join your fellow stair climbers as we climb the stairs from Echo Park to Dodger Stadium.  This hike is good for beginners.

Last season our group did five stairhikes to Dodger Stadium and the LA Dodgers record was 2-3.  This year I'm hoping the LA Dodgers will go 0-5 on the days we do a stairhike! 

We aren't going to the game and see a $200 million team lose, just doing the stairs outside Dodger Stadium that lead to the Top Deck and a great view of downtown LA.  Once we get to the Top Deck we'll take a picture at the #32 display for Sandy Koufax.  Did you hear the story about Koufax, at 78 years old, getting hit in the head by a batted ball during spring training in March and he wasn' t even knocked down or out?  Legend!!  (What?  The new owners are too cheap to build a statue for Koufax?)

We could also try and get a Cool a Coo ice cream sandwich;   vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, dipped in chocolate!

Unlike other stadiums where people enter on the same level and take ramps and escalators to their seat levels, at Dodger Stadium their class system of entry means if you can only enter on the level of your ticket.  For example, if you have a reserve level ticket, you can only enter on the reserve level.  So, all the stairs are outside the stadium and do not require a ticket to access.

Wear the cap of your favorite baseball team, no Yankees, Cubs, Red Sox, LA Dodgers, or Giants caps allowed (just kidding)  bring some sunflower seeds, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks and let's do a stairswalk to Dodger Stadium!

Meeting Place:

Chango Coffee
1559 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Time: Please arrive at Chango by 5:30pm.  Walk will start promptly at 5:45pm.  Walk should take about 2 hrs.

Parking: There is free street parking on Echo Park Ave. and other streets near Chango.

Pace- Moderate Pace- we will wait for people at the top of staircases.  They are some hills that we will have to climb.

We are walking through the Dodger Stadium parking lot.  Please watch out for cars in the parking lot.  While the plan is to arrive at Dodger Stadium after most of the notoriously late arriving Dodgers' fans have already arrived, there may still maybe a lot of cars driving in the parking lot.

Click for Route- About 4 miles and 10 staircases-with most of the staircases at Dodger Stadium.

Toughest staircase will be the 192 steps Avalon staircase.


No crashers- Only those who have RSVP'd "YES" are welcomed for this walk. Please do not just show up.

RSVP limits are set, because I don't want a huge group on these walks.  So, if you RSVP only for yourself, don't bring a guest.

Please keep your RSVP updated and current.  Repeated No Shows may lead to members being removed from the group.

There usually are no restrooms along these walks. Restrooms are usually only available at the starting point of the walks.

Always bring plenty of water.

Always wear running/tennis shoes. Open toed shoes are not a good idea for these stairs walks.

Any questions or concerns please email me, David, at least one day before the event.  I do not have a smart phone, so I can't respond to messages & emails left the day of the walk!

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  • David

    Thank you everybody for coming! A really nice hike with great people!! But, damn dodgers won.

    3 · April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The great Los Angeles Dodgers won a resounding victory. Yay!

      2 · April 20, 2014

    • David

      This hike can only be done on game days. On non game days there is only one entrance into Dodger Stadium.

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • Yatin

    Great hike, nice people. Thanks David

    April 21, 2014

  • Rick N.

    It WAS a nice hike. Thanks, David. PS: Go Brewers.

    April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Go Dodgers

      1 · April 20, 2014

  • Maria C.

    Nice hike, perfect weather!

    April 19, 2014

  • Traci

    I had a last-minute emergency and can't make it. I hope someone can use my spot!

    April 19, 2014

  • Dionne H.

    It says 2 spots are available, but 8 are waiting. Can you squeeze in 2 people?

    April 19, 2014

  • Dawn L.

    Please give my spot to a person on the wait list :(

    April 19, 2014

  • Katie B.

    Won't be able to make it on time - 2 spots now open. Have fun!

    April 19, 2014

  • catherine e.

    I have to work, so I'm opening up a spot!

    April 18, 2014

  • Kharin G.

    When do we find out if we are moved from the wait list to the walk list?

    April 18, 2014

  • David

    We have a large waitlist. So, if you're plans have changed please change your RSVP to allow those on the waitlist to attend.

    1 · April 14, 2014

    • Erika T.

      Hi David! Any spot available?

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • David

    Remember, since there is a Dodger game, there will be lots of traffic. Plan ahead and give yourself extra time to get to Chango.

    April 13, 2014

  • Dawn L.

    Trying to get going on the stair hikes but always miss out on the beginner ones:(

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    can we no longer add a plus one?

    April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sandy Koufax is not only my favorite baseball player of all time, but he is my favorite living celebrity, period!

    April 8, 2014

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