I love the Grouse Grind. What an incredible hike!
This is a butt buster but I have seen seniors, children, competitive athletes all complete this.
What I like is that everyone doing this is so supportive of each other.
The official course record to date for men is 25:01 held by Sebastian Salas set at the 2010 BMO Grouse Grind Mountain Run®. For women, the record is 31:04 held by Leanne Johnston and set at the 2007 event. Unofficially (that is, a record set outside the annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run®) the course record is a blistering 23:48 that is also held by Sebastian Salas.
My wife and I completed this in under 1 hour (my personal best is 50 minutes – I was so tried after).
Here are some stats about the Grind:
Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
Total Stairs: 2,830
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike. For novice hikers, two hours is recommended.