The Grizzly

The Grizzly is a multi-terrain race across the glorious East Devon coastline and countryside and the major event in the calendar of Axe Valley Runners.  Through organising the Grizzly, the club has been able to raise thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities with donations since 1988 of more £425k.  The event attracts runners from throughout the UK and across the world with places usually allocated via a ballot due to its popularity.  

Grizzly 2021

After much consideration AVR and the Grizzly Committee have announced the postponement of the Grizzly from March 2021.

Our hope is to be able to organise the race for later in 2021, potentially in October, with a ballot likely to take place in April 2021. We will provide exact dates as soon as we have more certainty that the event can take place.

This was a difficult decision but with the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, government requirements on social distancing and the rules on mass participation events we do not believe we can organise the race in a way that would maintain the Grizzly experience for runners, spectators or volunteers. In addition, we do not want to impact in any way on the local emergency services and the NHS during the current pandemic.

Grizzly 2020

The results of the Grizzly 2020 are in the link on the right-hand side of the page and wonderful Grizzly 2020 photos are available to purchase at the link below. Please support our race photographer at Photo-Fit.

 Grizzly 2020 photos

Official charity partner – South West Coast Path Association

The Grizzly Committee nominated the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) as the official charity partner for 2020. Given that the Grizzly  runners use part of the glorious South West Coast Path we wanted to support its continued protection and improvement. We were able to donate £2100.