Grizzly 2018 - May the Course be with You! Date: Sunday 18th March
Held under ARC rules (permit ARC 18/043).
Grizzly and Cub race numbers
All Grizzly and Cub race numbers have now been mailed so please contact Tony Smith if you haven't received yours. Please could all runners complete their personal and emergency contact details on the reverse of the race number.
Each number has a letter written on the front of the number - this is a code to be used for handing out t-shirts so please don't amend this letter and don't worry if you can't work out what it stands for.
There is also a foam strip on the back of each race number - this covers your electronic timing chip so please don't tamper with this.
The numbering sequence for the Grizzly is different to the Cub so if you decide to change race, then you will have to return your number to be replaced. Please continue to use the change of runner form below to notify us about any change of runner or a change of race.
Change of personal details/change of runner form
Please use the change of runner form found at the link above to advise us of various changes, such as change of runner, change of your personal details or change of race. Please note that it is NOT possible for new runners to change the t-shirt size selected by the old runner on their ballot entry form, thus the t-shirt size is not included as a field on the change of runner form.
Please note that no spare places are available in either the Grizzly or the Cub race and there is no official waiting list for spare places.
New course map
The route for the full Grizzly has changed this year and a hand drawn map can be found below. Please note that no access is allowed to any privately owned sections of the route at any time before or after race day.
Some local accommodation options
Refunds for unsuccessful runners
Refunds for runners who were unsuccessful in the ballot have now been processed and should be with you within the next few days. Please remember to check the card that you used to pay for your entry; if you paid by cheque, then a cheque will be sent to you. Please contact us if you still haven't received your refund by the end of October.
The ballot has now closed
Ballot result emails will be sent to runners by Friday 13th October at the latest - please remember to check your email junk folders if you haven't received an email by that date. Unsuccessful entrants will be refunded to the card that they used to enter the ballot by the end of October at the latest.
Technical race T-shirt policy
Please note that this year the t-shirt size that runners select on their entry form will be the t-shirt size that they receive on race day. No changes to your selected size will be permitted or arranged by the race organisers. Please note that both men's and women's t-shirt sizes are available this year.
Entry form for the Saturday afternoon Grizfest childrens' races is here.
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.