We believe that we need to give back to the world. While our events focus on giving runners an amazing race experience, we also want to give back to our local community and when possible to those in need around the world.

By participating in the Grit OCR event you will be supporting the following charities. We have a soft spot for animals and kids in need. Help make a difference. A portion of the race proceeds will go to these charities, plus you can choose to make an additional donation when registering, of which 100% will go to the charity of your choice.

Show your support by registering to run today!

Wildlife Waystation


The Wildlife Waystation is a 160-acre private animal sanctuary located in the Angeles National Forest just north of Los Angeles, California. Home to over 400 wild and exotic animals comprising over 125 different species. The dedicated staff and volunteers are devoted to providing a place of refuge, healing and safety for animals in need. This sanctuary is supported solely by the generous donations of individuals and foundations worldwide.


Global Adventure Kids is a cause that is close to our hearts to help kids in rural locations to provide education resources for their future. Giving tools to build new schools, bring educational materials such as books and tablets. The initial project will provide support in Yubeng, China, near the location of our sister race, SHANGRI-LA Marathon, in the eastern Himalayas in the Yunnan province of China.

A few pictures from our 2017 trip to China, donating to the White Mountain school and orphanage.

CHOW CHOW RESCUE is a community resource dedicated to the betterment of the Chow Chow breed of dogs. Providing resources and connections that lead to helping rescue and place Chow Chows in need around the world. Also providing a destination for education, information, and a global community that allows Chow Chow owners to better care and raise their Chow Chows to be well socialized, healthy and loyal pets.


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



We welcome our new and returning sponsors, partners, and vendors for their support to create an amazing race experience for you!
Please take a moment to visit and support each one.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, partners, and vendors for their support!

We are currently accepting applications for 2019 sponsors, grow your business as an official race sponsor.

We all come from different backgrounds and fitness levels but we all have one ultimate finish the race and become the best version of ourselves.

Del Herrera