Grin n Bear It Challenge Information

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



Registration for Grin N Bear It is online only and open until Friday 15th October at 5:00PM. Select the Register Now links on the website to complete the registration process.

Entry Categories and Fees for 2021 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  $200.00 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 Sam at if you have any registration questions.


Event Schedule

The updates schedule for Grin N Bear It 2021 is

Date Time Event
Thursday 14th October 2:00PM – 4:30PM Race Bag pickup @ Pump N Pedals, 113 Sheridan St, Cairns
Friday 15th October 5:30PM – 7:00PM Race Bag pickup @ the Race HQ, Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo
Saturday 16th October 5:45AM – 7:00AM Race Bag pickup @ Race HQ, Camp Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo
5:45AM – 7:00AM Sign-on & competitor race numbering. At least one team member must sign on.
5:45AM – 7:00AM Transition Open at Race HQ, Camp Barrabadeen, Lake Tinaroo
7:10AM Race Briefing
7:30AM Race Start
4:00PM Presentations
5:30PM 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 online at
the password for camp bookings is:  GrinnBearit?

or book by phone at 07 40914387


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.


Laurie and Kerri from Ulysses Coffee will be up and brewing before the sun rises to meet your coffee and tea needs. Coffee, tea, chai, hot/cold chocolate, iced coffee and milkshakes are all on the menu!
Leeandra and her team from Love – Lee Cooking will be keeping competitors nourished from Friday night right through Saturday and into Saturday night. Dinners will be a choice of spag bol, beef stroganoff (GF), chicken and vegie curry (GF) and coconut chickpea curry (GF and vegan). Choose from steakburgers, sausage on bread, homemade pies and sausage rolls, roast vegie and quinoa salad and Lee’s leafy green garden salad for lunch. Fill up for the big day with bacon and egg burgers, and granola and yoghurt cups for brekkie.
Lee will also have bliss balls, treat bars, raw gems, muffins and drinks for sale during the day.


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 2021








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

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