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Experience our signature obstacles & tough trail course.

YOU WILL BE CHALLENGED

Our challenging course 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

Grit OCR brings you a challenging obstacle course race (OCR) experience that digs deep to push yourself to new levels of physical endurance, testing your core and grip strength in one of Southern California's favorite races that combine trail running with unique obstacle challenges. 

Located in the epic mountains north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, California. Featuring amazing trails, punishing obstacles, killer hills, epic panoramic views, and finish with an awesome race festival. Grab your friends and family, and get ready for the ultimate race experience this February! 

Grit OCR

RACE DATES: FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2021

DAY 1: CLAW

Saturday, 02/20/2021

For our Claw race, we are extending our signature course to 8-miles with more technical trail running and more obstacle challenges to give you the ultimate Grit OCR challenge that is guaranteed to test your strength and endurance to the next level!

DAY 2: FANG

Sunday, 02/21/2021

Not everyone is ready for the Claw challenge, so for our Fang race we trim the course to 5-miles, run it in reverse, and reduce obstacles to make the race a little bit shorter and easier, a great course for first-timers, but don't worry, you will still need to train to get through all our signature obstacles and trails!

DO BOTH DAYS TO EARN A SPECIAL CLAW & FANG PATCH!

Take on the back-to-back challenge and earn a special Grit OCR Claw & Fang patch after you complete both race days.
Get a 10% discount when registering for both days together. 

TOUGH COURSES

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 at key locations to take your race experience to the next level. You will love the trails!

CHALLENGING 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

Enjoy the Grit OCR festival all day with your teammates, friends, and family. Watch participants going through the final course obstacles from the beer garden, enjoy food, and other Grit activities while jamming out your favorite music. You will have an awesome time!

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

VIDEO PREVIEW

RACE DETAILS

Have you ever heard of or participated in a Spartan, Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac, Gladiator, Warrior Dash, Savage, Epic, American Ninja Warrior, or other obstacle course race or mud run? Grit OCR is similar to these races but taking it to the next level, focusing on core and grip strength, endurance, and agility challenges while leaving out the gimmicky stuff.

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 DAYS

The 2021 Grit OCR race will be two days, our longer and more challenging Claw race on Saturday, February 20, 2021, and our shorter and easier Fang race on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

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 race location. Fee: $5 cash only.

VIP PARKING

Limited VIP parking is available at East Walker Ranch when purchased with registration. Fee: $20 in advance.

Grit OCR

START LINE

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

BAG CHECK

Drop off your gear bag at bag check before the race and get it quickly after you finish.

START WAVES

To prevent congestion at obstacles, there will be start waves in 30-minute intervals. Choose your wave time when registering.

RACE PERKS

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

MEDAL PREVIEW

The 2021 medals will be revealed as we get closer to the race weekend.  Here is a preview of the awesome 2020 Grit OCR medal and key chain medallions for Claw & Fang race days.

For 2021 you can earn two special medals. Save 10% when you register for both Claw & Fang days together. Register now to secure your spot and get ready to earn your awesome medals!

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. Setting personal goals and crushing them, pushing yourself hard to beat the course and obstacles. It’s about the teamwork, friendship, and the awesome people you meet at the race. It's about making you a better and stronger person. Register now to take on the challenge!

EARN YOUR PATCHES

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. Below is a preview of the patches from 2020, we will reveal the 2021 patches as we get closer to the race dates.

Claw & Fang

2-DAY CLAW & FANG

To qualify & earn:
Register for both Claw & Fang race days and finish the race both days.

Legacy Club

LEGACY CLUB

To qualify & earn:
Must have run in 2020, 209, and/or 2018 and register as a returning participant in 2021.

Ruck Division

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.

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

YOUR GRIT OCR RACE DATES: 2/20-21/2021

You will push yourself, it will be hard and rewarding, you will love it!

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2021 SPONSORS

We are currently accepting applications for 2021 sponsors and vendors, 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.

You will be pushed hard, you will overcome Grit obstacles and become stronger for it.