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Grizzly Bear Challenge Grizzly Bear Challenge

Grizzly Bear Challenge

Nr. Coventry, Warwickshire.<br><br>

Warren Bungalow, Ryton Rd, Bubbenhall, Coventry CV8 3BG, UK

Tue 13th October 2020

Starting at 09:00

1 race

£33.00

Organiser's Description

What is the Grizzly Bear Challenge, where is it and when is it?

The Grizzly Bear Challenge is a 6 hour running event at Ryton Pools Country Park, Ryton Road, Bubbenhall, Coventry, CV8 3BG on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 09:00.

How far is the race?

You decide! The 3.3-mile out and back loop at Ryton Pools Country Park means your race can be just over 5k or, given the relatively flat nature of the course, potentially 50+ miles! You decide how many laps you are going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you&#39;re looking to cover a marathon distance you&#39;ll need to complete 8 laps and a half marathon will be 4 laps.

Entry Info

No entries on the day

There is an entry limit. Once the event gets down to the last places we&#39;ll endeavour to make people aware through social media and emails. Once the event is full you will be able to join the waiting list through this site.

You do have to pay to park (£3.00 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the world!

Course map/ course description

The course route is on the above tab. You can see the type of terrain you&#39;ll be running through from our photos. In summary, it&#39;s relatively flat with a few little rises that you might not notice much on the first lap, but you might do at the end of 6 hours! Underfoot is crushed stone with a very small section of single track and a few areas that are a little looser than others. It is a very runnable course.

Has the event been run before?

Sort of! We have held 2 Big Bear Challenges here, this will be the first Grizzly Bear Challenge but it is the same in all but name! Check at RaceCheck for reviews of our previous events.

Where is it?

Ryton Pools Country Park, Ryton Rd, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3BH It is 15 minutes south of Coventry and 15 minutes from Junction 16 of the M1. The closest train stations are Rugby and Coventry.

Permissions

Permission for this event has been obtained from Warwickshire County Council.

TRA licence number

TBC

FAQ

Click above for our frequently asked questions, if we haven&#39;t answered yours please contact us at racedirector@bigbearevents.net

Contact

If your question hasn&#39;t been answered or if you are still unsure of anything please contact us at racedirector@bigbearevents.net where we&#39;ll do our best to help.

Races

  • Grizzly Bear Challenge

    Tue 13th October 2020

    £33.00 CLOSED

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  • Grizzly Bear Challenge

    Tue 13th October 2020

    £33.00 CLOSED
What's Included

Event specific finishers medal (a nice one too!)

A fully stocked aid station on each lap. Think kids' picnic rather than water station!

Toilets

Chip timing

Location

Ryton Pools Country Park, nr Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3BG

How To Get There

By car: Ryton Pools Country Park is 15 minutes South of Coventry and 15 minutes from Junction 16 of the M1. Use the post code CV8 3BG for Sat Navs.

By train: The closest train stations are Rugby and Coventry. Rugby has off peak services to London and Birmingham New Street and morning peak and evening peak services to/from Glasgow, Manchester, Chester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Preston, Carlisle, Wolverhampton, Crewe and Lancaster.

Coventry has regular services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street. Other services extend to/from Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Preston, Glasgow and Edinburgh Waverley, Manchester, Oxford and Bournemouth. Local services also operate between Coventry-Nuneaton, Northampton and Leamington Spa.

Parking

You do have to pay to park (£3 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country parks, they are great spaces that do need money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and theWorld!

Course Details

It's a relatively flat course with a few little rises that you might not notice much on the first lap, but you might do at the end of 6 hours! Underfoot is crushed stone with a very small section of single track, and a few areas that are a little looser than others. It is a very runnable course.

Event Details

Race Registration opens at 08:15
Race Briefing at 08:50
Race start at 09:00

Your last lap needs to be started at 14:59:59 at the latest. This means you could do 1 lap and be done by 09:15 or you could try and do 15+ laps and run 40+ miles! It's completely up to you. You might just want to run for 3 hours, whatever you want to do is your decision.

Only complete laps will count towards your official time/distance, no half laps. Once you're out of the race you're out of the race, you can't run one lap, go home have a cup of tea and then come back and run some more! Once you have the medal around your neck you are signed out and finished.

We will usually add a “mini-lap” to help people complete marathon distance if needs be.

We will have a small area under the gazebo where the aid station is, where you can leave a bag, but it is not 'secure' so it is left at your own risk entirely.

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Location

Nr. Coventry, Warwickshire.<br><br>