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 2022

The 2022 Grizzly will take place on Sunday 6 March 2022.  There will be a full (c20mile) and Cub (c9mile) race as usual.
Entries will open around September time this year with the number of entries into each race to be confirmed.
Please keep an eye on here or the Facebook page:   Facebook.com/grizzly2022  for updates and details of when entries will open.
A reminder that, sadly, there will be no Grizzly this year (2021).

Grizzly 2021

The Grizzly Committee and Axe Valley Runners have today announced that there will be no Grizzly event in 2021. We hope we will be able to hold the event as usual in March 2022.
As you will all appreciate the ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic are making it impossible to plan ahead for the autumn and start the necessary arrangements for the event and preparation for entries. You will appreciate that this is not the decision we would have wanted but, sadly, it is the only practical one. As ever, our commitment is to ensure the safety of runners, spectators, volunteers and the community around Seaton. With the number of services involved in an event the size of the Grizzly we do not feel it is appropriate to start any organisation at this time during this severe second wave of the pandemic.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed and very much hope we can announce the date for 2022 and the registration process towards the middle of this year. In the meantime we hope you can enjoy your running within the restrictions for your area and look forward to a Grizzly in 2022.
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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.