RACE LOCAL

Experience our signature obstacle race in two Southern California locations.

PREPARE TO BE CHALLENGED

Our challenging courses will test your agility, strength, and endurance.

BUILT BY RACERS, FOR RACERS

Our obstacles will push you to new levels of accomplishment.

SUFFER TOGETHER

Race with a team, friends, and family for the best experience.

WELCOME TO GRIT OCR

The Grit OCR races are an endurance and obstacle race designed to challenge you to dig deep and push yourself to new heights of physical endurance and accomplishments. Experience Grit's signature obstacles testing your core, grip, and endurance strength combined with intense running and climbing in beautiful scenic locations.

Grit OCR races are hosted in two awesome Southern California locations, our original race going on its 4th annual 2-day race experience is a hidden gem at Santa Clarita's East Walker Ranch (EWR) open space in February. Our newest and most challenging race takes place at everyone's favorite mountain resort of Mountain High in Wrightwood, CA.

Each year we mix up the races to bring you a unique race experience that is unlike anything else, combining trail running, hill climbs, signature obstacle challenges, the best medals, patches, and swag, not to mention the best aid-station support you will ever see at an obstacle course race, an awesome race festival with a huge photo wall and beer garden, and our incredible crew support and passion to bring you the best race experience you'll ever have! 

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TWO RACE LOCATIONS

EAST WALKER RANCH

SANTA CLARITA, CA

A two-day race experience featuring two different courses and races. Our Saturday Claw race is an 8-mile course with an extended ruck trail running section. Our Sunday Fang race is a 5-mile course run in reverse to mix up the challenges and views. Run one or both days to get you the ultimate Grit OCR challenge that is guaranteed to test your strength and endurance to the next level!

FEBRUARY 20-21, 2021

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MOUNTAIN HIGH

WRIGHTWOOD, CA

Our newest race at one of Southern California's favorite ski resorts at Mountain High in the Angeles Forest mountains of Wrightwood. Featuring our most challenging course yet in a 7-mile loop going up the East mountain climbing of the steepest hills before reaching the top for panoramic views before crossing over to come down the West resort and looping around to the finish. 

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WHAT IS GRIT OCR?

Ever heard of Spartan, Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac, Gladiator, Warrior Dash, Savage, EpicAmerican Ninja Warrior, or other obstacle course race or mud run experience?

Grit OCR is similar to these races but elevating it to the next level, focusing on core and grip strength, endurance, and agility challenges balanced with trail running while leaving out the gimmicky stuff. No mud or water obstacles (unless we get rain), but you'll still get plenty dirty as you get through the challenges.

The courses are designed to be balanced with obstacles strategically placed between sections of running and hills, to push you out of your comfort zone, test the strength of your body, pushing you to the next level of strength and fitness. We believe that anyone can do Grit OCR, but it won't be easy, you will be challenged, you might even scream at it, hate it at some points, but you will also love it by the time you cross that finish line!

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2-RACE FORMATS

COMPETITIVE

Designed for competitive athletes that race in the spirit of pure sportsmanship, following all the rules and completing every obstacle to compete fairly against their fellow competitors to see who is the best. Competitive waves are split into men’s and women’s waves, chip timed, all obstacles are mandatory. If you fail, you can try again, but you can't cut in front of anyone, skipped obstacles results in disqualification for podium placement. You're only cheating yourself if you do not complete the race fairly. All participants will receive a finisher medal, top 3 male and female finishers will receive a trophy and prizes.

GENERAL

Designed for everyone, open to all over 14-years old to participate. Great for participants that enjoy challenging themselves, weekend warriors, first-time racers, and teams participating as a group, everyone is welcome. General entry participates in the same racecourse and obstacles as the elite competitive race, but going at your pace and abilities. Push yourself as far as you can go, if you are not able to complete an obstacle then do the penalty. General entry is chip timed for overall results and age group ranking. All participants will receive a finisher medal and if you finish the race with a weighted ruck you also earn a patch.

This isn't a gimmicky obstacle race, Grit OCR is out to push you harder and make you stronger.

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EARN THE BEST MEDALS

We know our races are tough, so we reward you for it when you cross the finish line. Each year we come up with the best medals, shirts, and patches in the industry. Always expect unique designs and themes that are badass with lots of wow factor to show off your Grit OCR achievement.

Plus bonus items if you run with a ruck, run two days or two of our races in a year, fun surprises such as key chains attached to the medal giving our participants extra love they deserve. Here is a preview of past race swag. 

You can always expect something awesome at Grit OCR. Register now for East Walker Ranch or Mountain High or both to secure your spot and get ready to earn your awesome medals, shirts, patches, and more!

MAKING YOU STRONGER

Grit OCR is more than just a race. It's about the courage and resolve to push above and beyond your limits, getting out of your comfort zone. Setting personal goals and crushing them, pushing yourself hard to beat the course and obstacles. It’s about teamwork, friendship, and the awesome people you meet at the race. It's about making you a better and stronger person to carry forward these experiences in our everyday lives.

CHOOSE YOUR RACE

EAST WALKER RANCH

SANTA CLARITA, CA

FEBRUARY 20-21, 2021

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MOUNTAIN HIGH

WRIGHTWOOD, CA

AUGUST 21, 2021

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2021 SPONSORS

We are accepting applications for 2021 sponsors and vendors for both races, discover how to grow your business as an official race sponsor.

THANK YOU 2020 SPONSORS

Thank you to all the awesome 2020 sponsors for making the grit experience extra special. Please take a moment to visit them.

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t

Jerry Rice