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DATE
MAY 4, 2024
LOCATION
SANTA CLARITA, CA
DISTANCES
8.5M / 5.5M
PRICES
$79-$189

SOCAL'S FAVORITE

OBSTACLE COURSE RACE

Get ready for the 7th annual Grit OCR race at the East Walker Ranch Open Space. A hidden gem located in the mountains north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, California. Featuring amazing trails, punishing obstacles, killer hills, epic views, and finishing with awesome medals and swag. 

Each year we mix up the race course and obstacles to bring you a unique experience that is unlike anything else on our Claw & Fang courses. Featuring our signature obstacle challenges, the best medals, patches, and shirts, not to mention the best aid-station support you will ever see at an obstacle course race, topped with an awesome race festival. Our incredible crew is there to support you and bring you the best race experience you'll ever have. 

Grab your friends and family, get signed up today, and get ready for the ultimate obstacle course race experience.

RACE DATE: MAY 4, 2024

1-DAY • 2-COURSES: CLAW & FANG • COMPETITIVE & GENERAL • BEST RACE EXPERIENCE

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TWO COURSES

CLAW

8.5-MILE HARDER COURSE

Our Claw race course is coveted by elite athletes and anyone who loves a good challenge. This course features over 8-miles of hills, trails, and obstacle challenges just like our Fang course but includes a 3-mile challenge loop with a brutal hill and technical trail running to give you the ultimate Grit OCR challenge that is guaranteed to test your strength and endurance to the next level!

FANG

5.5-MILE EASIER COURSE

Not everyone is ready for the Claw challenge, so for our Fang race, the course is trimmed to be over 5-miles, removing the 3-mile loop to make the race a little shorter and easier, but still providing a signature Grit OCR experience.  Perfect for intermediate and first-timers, but don't worry, you will still need to train to get through all our signature obstacles and trails!

TWO 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 can skip it. 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.

Grit OCR

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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TOUGH TERRAIN

Run through a trail course at East Walker Ranch and Golden Valley Ranch Open Space, taking you up the foothills, on the ridgelines with amazing panoramic views, and into the valleys with obstacles and challenges placed at key locations to take your race experience to the next level. You will love the amazing trails and views!

SIGNATURE OBSTACLES

Running the trail course is difficult on its own, now add in a variety of challenging obstacles that will physically and mentally push you to your limit, testing your strength and endurance. You will overcome each obstacle!

KILLER FESTIVAL

After crossing the finish line and earning your medal, finisher shirt, and patches, take a load off and enjoy the Grit OCR festival with your teammates, friends, and family. Watch participants going through the final course obstacles from the beer garden, and enjoy the best local foods. Be sure to bring your friends as you'll be making awesome memories together!

Grit OCR

This isn't a gimmicky obstacle race, Grit OCR is out to push you harder and challnege you to be better.

RACE DETAILS

The Grit OCR Claw and Fang courses are challenging, 95% dirt trails with 5% old paved asphalt, throughout the course, are a wide variety of obstacles that are designed to test the strength of your whole body, pushing you to the next level of strength and fitness. We believe that anyone can do this, but it won't be easy, you will be challenged, you might even scream at it, but you will also love it, and you will have an awesome time. Register now and prepare to challenge yourself!

RACE DAY

The 2024 Grit OCR at East Walker Ranch event will be on May 4, 2024.

ENTRY

Choose from competitive or general entry, general participants have the option of being in a special weighted ruck division by wearing a ruck and earn a special ruck patch.

LOCATION

East Walker Ranch Open Space in Santa Clarita, 16723 Placerita Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91321.

PARKING

NO public parking at East Walker Ranch on race day, general parking at Sable Ranch 25933 Sand Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91387, ride a shuttle bus to the race location. Fee: $10 cash only.

VIP PARKING

Limited VIP parking is available at East Walker Ranch when purchased with registration. Fee: $30 in advance.

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START LINE

The start & finish line is located in large open space area inside East Walker Ranch Open Space.

GEAR CHECK

Drop off your bag at gear check before the race and get it quickly after you finish. Fee: $3 cash only.

START WAVES

To prevent congestion at obstacles, there will be start waves in 15-minute intervals. Choose your wave time when registering. If registering a team, register everyone now before the wave sells out.

RACE PERKS

  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • FREE race photos
  • Chip timing
  • Special surprise gift
  • Trophy for top competitors
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Volunteer support
  • Course aid-stations
  • Finish line water & food
  • 1-Finisher beer (21 & over)
  • Bus transportation
  • An awesome race experience

TOP-RATED RACE

We are honored that Grit OCR has become one of the top-rated races among ALL races on Race Raves. Here's what they said about this event:

"🙏 Shout-out and congrats to the HIGHEST-RATED EVENT on RaceRaves—Grit OCR at East Walker Ranch earns a remarkable 67 of 67 perfect (5-shoe) ratings! 🏆

Grit OCR is a unique endurance & obstacle race that combines trail running, hill climbs & signature obstacle challenges with great swag, an awesome race festival, plus incredible crew support & passion to create what many runners agree are the best race experience they've ever had." —RaceRaves

Don't take our word for it, read the reviews yourself.

SWEET SWAG

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.

EARN YOUR PATCHES & TAGS

In addition to earning a medal at the finish line, participants can earn these limited patches to showcase their incredible achievement and Grit OCR legacy.

2024 2-Race Bonus Tag

2-RACE CLAW & FANG

To qualify & earn:
Register for both Claw & Fang races and finish each race on the same day.

LEGACY CLUB

To qualify & earn:
Must have run in at least one year from 2023-2018 and register as a returning participant in 2024.

View Legacy Club page.

RUCK DIVISION

To qualify & earn:
Add-on Ruck Division when registering for General race entry, run with a weighted ruck and finish. Recommended 30lb for men, 20lb for women.

View Ruck Division page.

If you are already registered and need to add-on these patch options please contact us to help get you set up.

YOUR RACE DATE: MAY 4, 2024

SECURE YOUR SPOT AT OUR SIGNATURE GRIT OCR EXPERIENCE TODAY!
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SPONSORS

We are currently accepting applications for 2024 sponsors and vendors. Grow your business as an official race sponsor today.

Thank you to all the 2023 sponsors and vendors for making it an awesome race experience!

You can either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

Jim Rohn