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.  

Grizzly 2022:

Paws for Thought

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 on Saturday 23 October at 12noon.  The link to the online entry site will be posted here prior to that date.
Please note that for 2022:
  • There will not be a ballot
  • It will be first-come-first-served
  • There is a reduced limit of 2000 places
  • Entry Fee: Full Grizzly £30/£32  Cub £20/£22 (all including admin fee)
  • It will be a cup-free event (water will be provided for runners to fill their own cups/bladder packs)
  • Runners will not receive a T-shirt as part of their entry fee (we are exploring the idea of a T-shirt that can be purchased separately online)
  • Whilst there are no Covid-19 restrictions at present we cannot guarantee restrictions will not be imposed – this may lead to entrants losing some or all of their entry fee so runners should consider taking out their own personal insurance policy to cover such losses.
Our Facebook page:   Facebook.com/grizzly2022
This video will give you a taster of what you can expect from the Grizzly.

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.

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.