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Grin and Bear It Family Adventure

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This annual family adventure race involves teams of two that will compete by completing a lake crossing, mountain bike course and a run. There are two categories: adult with a youth 6-11 years old and adult with a youth 12-16 years old. All registrants will receive an event t-shirt. 


Grin & Bear It Family Adventure Race


Friday, July 19, 2019
Bear Creek Lake Park
6-9 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $50/team, park entrance fee is waived. 

Registration opens April 25 at 10 a.m.

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Event Details

  • The race starts at 6 p.m., so please arrive early to get checked in and setup your transition area.
  • The event begins and ends at the marina at Big Soda Lake, the parking lot just past the swim beach.
  • Plan to get wet 1-3 times, at least to your knees!
  • The course will once again consist of a start "challenge", a short canoe segment on Big Soda Lake, a mountain bike course, and a run:
    • Mountain Bike
      • Grinning Bear (adult + 12-16 yrs): approximately 5.75 miles
      • Giggling Bear (adult + 6-11 yrs): approximately 3 miles, includes some narrow single track including the Cottonwood Trail
    • Run
      • Grinning Bear (adult + 12-16 yrs): approximately 2.5 miles
      • Giggling Bear (adult + 6-11 yrs): approximately 1.5 miles
  • We will provide all canoes and paddles, along with water at the transition area. You must provide your bike and other gear.
  • A helmet is required at all times on the bicycle segment, and a properly fitting life jacket is required for the canoe segment. You are welcome to bring your own life jackets, but we will provide them as well.
  • Teammates must stay together at all times and will need to finish together.
  • Remember that trails are open to other users, and roads are open to traffic, so please be cautious.
  • We will provide food following the event.


Special thanks to our event sponsors Lakewood Runners Roost!

 Runner's Roost Lakewood

Contact Information:

Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80465
Direct: 303-697-6159 | Email:

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