Running & Stairs, is it still considered running when stairs are involved. My opinion yes, your still putting one foot in front of the other moving forward. Stairs are my enemy so I decided to bite the bullet and do a 2 mile race that has a run and a stadium full of stairs with a time clock and a finish line at the end. Rumor has it to take about as long as a 5K but if my training run means anything it will take at least for me a while longer. This Saturday is coming quickly, nervousness and excitement just like I would be for any other race. It’s called a arena challenge what do you think run or not?