Grin and Bear It Family Adventure

Next date: Friday, July 19, 2019 | 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

A child and adult push out on the lake during the event.

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.  

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Bear Creek Lake Park

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

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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


    • 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.

Thanks to our Generous Sponsor:

Runners Roost in Lakewood, CO logo.



  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Rd.,  80465  View Map

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