Grin n Bear It Challenge Information

The Grin n Bear It Challenge is the major fundraising event for The Bear Foreman Foundation.

Click here to download the 2019 Race Information Pack


Timing for Grin N Bear It 2019 will be using the Race Result Timing system. Timing mats will be used at the entry and exits to transition to record each leg start and finish time, as well as the amount of time spent in transition.

All solo entries and teams will be allocated one neoprene ankle strap transponder used to record times. Teams will need to swap the transponder between team mates in the transition area. The transponder must be worn on either the left or right ankle and be over the top of any clothing, including swimsuits.

A participant list and results can be found on the website at

During the event, results will be published Live at, with multiple options to view results as Overall or by Category. Selecting a competitor record will open up more details, such as leg and transition times and rankings.

On race day and at the event, results will be printed out and displayed during the day for those who do have access to the internet. If viewing on a mobile phone, the race results pages display best if the phone is turned sideways to landscape mode.



Camping is available at Barrabadeen Scout Camp. We suggest you book your spot soon as spaces are limited.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE – The password is GrinnBearIt

Catering  – There is amazing food and drinks available for our Challenge.

Providore Amore

Dinner 6pm-8pm
– Potato Gnocchi with vegetarian sauce
– Penne with Mummas Bolognese sauce 
– Italian Cannoli 
– Tiramisu 
– Almond Bread
– Crostolli
– Bacon & Egg rolls
Wood Fired Pizzas
– Garlic & Cheese
– Margarita
– Tropical
– Meat Xtreme
– Roast Vege
– Desserts
Wood Fired Pizzas, Pasta & Desserts

Koko Boost

Smoothies, Juices, Gluten free and healthy food options

Cafe2U Coffee van – from 6am Saturday – Coffee and Frappes


We will refund full entry fee less $20 if an individual competitor is forced to withdraw one month prior to the event. From that date there will be no refund unless a medical certificate is provided, in which case you will be credited with an entry into the next event. This does not apply to teams which will need to find a replacement.


Grin n Bear It 2019








Proud to be Plastic Bottle free. Please bring your own water bottles and coffee/tea cup.

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