Grin n Bear It Challenge Information

The Grin n Bear It Challenge 2023 will continue to support young athletes in line with the mission of the race founders, the Bear Foreman Foundation.



Registration for Grin N Bear It is online only and open until midnight 6 July. Select the Register Now links on the website to complete the registration process.

Entry Categories and Fees for 2023 are below.

 Entry Category   Podium Category   Entry Fee
 Solo Male / Female  Solo Male / Female  $180.00 per person
 Teams of 2 Male / Female / Mixed  Teams Male / Female / Mixed  $180.00 per Team
 Teams of 3 Male / Female / Mixed  Teams Male / Female / Mixed  $270.00 per Team
 Teams of 4 Male / Female / Mixed  Teams Male / Female / Mixed  $360.00 per Team

More information is available on the registration page and please contact Mitch at if you have any registration questions.


Event Schedule

The updates schedule for Grin N Bear It 2023 is

Date Time Event
 Thursday 5th October TBC Race Bag pickup in Cairns, location TBC.
Friday 6th October 5:30PM – 7:00PM Race Bag pickup @ the Race HQ, Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo
Saturday 7 October 5:00AM – 5:30AM Race Bag pickup @ Race HQ, Camp Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo
5:30AM – 6:00AM Sign-on & competitor race numbering. At least one team member must sign on.
5:30AM – 6:00AM Transition Open at Race HQ, Camp Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo
6:00AM Race Briefing
6:15AM Race Start
3:00PM Presentations
4:15PM Race Cut Off
6:30PM till late After Party at Race HQ


Camping is available at Barrabadeen Scout Camp. We suggest you book your spot soon as spaces are limited. Book sites by phone (07 4091 4387) and mention Grin N Bear It as we have allocated waterfront sites for competitors and supporters.


Timing for Grin N Bear It 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.

During and after the event, results can be found on the website at

Results can be displayed as Overall or by Category and 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.


Catering on race day is to be confirmed.


We will refund full entry fee less registration processing fees up to 24 hours prior to the event. Please contact us at if you are no longer able to attend.


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Grin n Bear It 2023








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