Grizzly 2017 - Pearl's a Stinger
The 30th Anniversary race!
Entry for 2017 has now closed
The draw has now taken place and everyone has been notified of their outcome by email one way or the other, provided you have given a valid email address. If you have not heard from us by now, then you should first check your spam folder, as we have had a number of emails end up there in the past. Failing that, you should send an email to email@example.com.
Those who unfortunately did not get a place in the ballot will be refunded by the end of September according to their payment method. We do not operate a waiting list for those who were unsuccessful or who did not enter before the closing deadline.
Note that for those who have been successful in getting a place in the ballot, we do not give refunds or deferrals to the following year. We do however allow you to transfer your place to another runner, subject to conditions. A change of runner form to allow transfers or to change any of your details, such as address etc., will be posted on this website in October. Our policy on transfers, refunds, deferrals etc is specified in the Policy tab.
Full race info for 2017 will be posted early next year. An accommodation list will also be posted on this website shortly. The course will be almost identical to 2016's – starting on Seaton seafront, a bit under 20 miles (9 miles for the Cub run), tough, hilly, some cliff paths with drops to the side, both mud and water potentially up to waist deep but nearly a third tarmac.
Details and Entry Forms for the junior races on Saturday 11th March will be available here is due course, probably in October/November time.
2017 race film
As part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations, we will be producing a film of the 2017 Grizzly race which will be available for purchase by runners. As a taster of what to expect, below is a link to a short teaser for the 2012 race, the last time that a film of the race was produced. Further details on how to purchase a copy of the 2017 race film will follow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxNM6e0Vo40
What it's all about
Twentyish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of the multiest-terrain running experience you will find this side of the end of time. It's by no means the toughest race around (honestly!), has changed over the years and nearly died on a few occasions, but hundreds of you keep coming back for more so we must still be getting it right. Whatever it isn't, it is an experience.
I have run in a few races but have never been in a race that manages to create physical challenge whilst taking a sideways glance at running, allowing all involved to emerge with a crooked grin on their face! - A Grizzly runner.
All it takes is all you've got.