The Grizzly 2024 'The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly' - Sunday 17th 10:30 - Sunday 17th March 2024 18:00

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The Grizzly 2024 'The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly'

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Sunday 17th March 2024

The Grizzly consists of two races, full Grizzly of 20 miles and shorter Cub run of 9 miles for those who cannot manage the full distance. Both races start together on the Esplanade and split at Branscombe beach after 5 miles. This entry page covers both races and the total entry limit is for both races combined ie there is no specific allocation for either race.

Individuals can enter other people in the same transaction, but you must enter the full details of all entrants before you can check out.

Race and general entry details:

Please do not enter without having first read the full section Details of 2024 race Click Here For Race Info.. We spend a lot of time correcting mistakes by people who have not read the instructions! Please also read the sections on the Grizzly race website which deal with our policy on places, transfers and refunds as well as the race rules, terms and conditions (including the section on "Liability").

Race Rules, Terms and Conditions - Click Here

Please be aware that both the 20 mile Grizzly and the 9 mile Cub present tough challenges over a multi-terrain route including bogs, streams, beaches, clifftops and ascents/descents up/down steep hills. Strict time cut-offs/shortcuts are imposed at various points around the course and please only enter and take part in the race if you are fit and healthy enough to do so. Please ensure that you review these time cut-offs/shortcuts on the Grizzly website as these cut-offs/shortcuts will be strictly imposed in 2024.

Cut Off Info - Click Here

Please complete the Emergency Contact and Medical Notes sections of the entry form. This information may be shared with various race support groups, including our medical provider to assist them in their important support roles. Any information submitted will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found at:-

By taking part in the race, you agree to being photographed by the official race photographer.

Here’s a taster of what you can expect from the Grizzly:  1 min 18 mins

Details for any junior Grizfest races to be held on Saturday 16th March 2024 are not yet available and will be advised when known.


The race organisers will consider the safety of runners, marshals and other support groups when making any decision regarding any possible postponement or cancellation of the event. In the event of the race being postponed or cancelled, entrants may potentially lose all or a significant portion of their entry fee and runners should consider taking out their own personal insurance policy to cover such losses.

Cancellation Policy - Click Here


While there are currently no local or Government COVID-19 restrictions in place which would prevent the event from taking place, there is no guarantee that restrictions will not be imposed before race day which may prevent the holding of the event.



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Places do become available and advertised on the Grizzly 2024 Face Book Page 

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About The Grizzly 2024 'The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly'


The 36th running of the Grizzly/Cub races will take place on Sunday 17th March 2024. The Grizzly and Cub races start and finish on the Esplanade, Seaton. Grizzly participants can expect 3000' ascent over 20 miles, with two sections of pebble beaches, totalling over a mile; two energy sapping bogs, where runners are often up to their waists in water and mud; and the infamous "Stairway to Heaven", a steep path up the side of a cliff. Cub participants will experience the two sections of pebble beaches and the Stairway to Heaven over the 9 mile course.

This is a not for profit race organised solely by local volunteers and any net profits from the race are donated to various local groups, organisations and charities. To date, approximately £500,000 has been donated over the past 35 years.

Start: 1030

Location: Esplanade, Seaton, Devon

ARC Licence: 24/0065


  • A unique challenging race

  • Chip timing

  • 9 water stations 

  • Over 300 marshals on the course to provide encouragement

  • Full medical support on the course and at the start/finish line

  • Refreshments at the finish line

  • Grizzly medals for all finishers


To help us with our aim of providing a more sustainable race in particular the use of single use plastics, the event will again be CUP-LESS!  This means that we will NOT be providing disposable cups at water stations, volunteers will be happy to fill your own bottles/ cups. In our quest to reduce the waste produced by running events we ask you to respect this and run with your own drinking vessel.


For your own safety, headphones of any type, including bone conducting, are not permitted


To help us with our aim of providing a more sustainable race, runners will again not receive a race t-shirt as part of their entry fee. Runners will be able to separately purchase a race t-shirt online and details of this process will follow separately. 


Race Bibs (numbers) will posted to your registered address approximately 5/6 weeks before the race. We will send a reminder just after Christmas and will ask that you check we have your correct address, this is particularly important if you have recently moved.

Official charity partner – South West Coast Path Association

The Grizzly Committee has nominated the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) as the official charity partner for 2024. Given that  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 in 2020, and in 2023 a further donation of £2000 was made.

SWCPA link to Donate


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