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.


The Grin and Bear It course for 2014 has not been finalized yet, but typically it consists of:

  • A canoe segment on Big Soda Lake (canoes and life jackets provided). This segment is a few hundred yards long involving leaving shore, looping around a buoy and returning to shore.
  • The mountain bike leg is usually four-six miles on relatively easy terrain. The course uses paved, gravel and single track trails, so your five year old should be comfortable on easier mountain bike trails.
  • The last segment will be either a running scavenger hunt or a simplified orienteering course. In either case the total distance will be dependent on how efficiently your team completes the clues/obstacles. It is a fun segment and usually involves a one-two total miles of walking or running.


The Adult class will consist of:

  • The same canoe segment.
  • Five-Seven miles of mountain biking.
  • A two-three mile run on paved, gravel and single track trails.


There are two categories: Adult/youth, Adult


When 6-8 p.m., Fri, Jul 18
Where Bear Creek Lake Park
Fee $20/person, $40/team
Registration deadline Jul 17

Grin and Bear It Family Adventure is sold out!

Participants will receive an event shirt.

Contact Information:

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

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