The Grizzly Run is always a highlight of the early part of the season for us, and every March it brings in a flood of new guests who are taking on the grueling 20 mile challenge.
For those who don’t know, the Grizzly Run is a hotly contested race that takes place every year on the Jurassic Coast, and is the UK’s third most popular long distance event after the London Marathon and the Great North Run. But unlike those two, the Grizzly Run covers not just paved roads but also pebble beaches, rocks, bogs, and very steep hills – so it is definitely not for the faint hearted!
With such a mixture of tough terrain, the weather can make a real impact on the race, with wind and rain potentially turning it into an extraordinary battle against the elements for the runners. It certainly doesn’t put people off though –
each Grizzly Run attracts over 2,000 competitors, with crowds of more than 6,000 regularly turning out to cheer them on.
The course starts on Seaton esplanade, one of the loveliest spots on the Jurassic Coastline. Our Dorset Caravan Park is just a few miles away, so is perfectly placed to provide a range of comfortable and affordable nearby accommodation for both runners and spectators.
This year we’ve got some top deals for the Grizzly Run weekend. We’re offering short breaks from just £110.00 for up to 4 people from 9th March – 12th March 2012 (the race itself is on 11th March). We also have en suite rooms available from as little as £45.00 per night.
There’s only a couple of weeks to go and we have only limited availability, so call us on 01297 560259 to book your accommodation and ensure you have somewhere to put your feet up after your 20 mile run!