Grit OCR

EAST WALKER RANCH

SANTA CLARITA, CA

APRIL 29, 2023

SOCAL'S BEST OCR

Get ready for the 6th annual Grit OCR race at East Walker Ranch in Santa Clarita, CA. An amazing location that is perfect for Grit's signature obstacle course race (OCR) experience. A challenging race that digs deep to push yourself to new levels of physical endurance, testing your core and grip strength in one of Southern California's top-rated races that combine trail running with awesome obstacle challenges. 

East Walker Ranch is a hidden gem 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! 

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 52 of 52 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.

RACE DATE: APRIL 29, 2023

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 ruck 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 ruck 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.

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 tacos provided by Santa Clarita's favorite LaCocina Bar & Grill. You will have an awesome time!

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 DAYS

The 2023 Grit OCR: East Walker Ranch event features two race courses, our longer more challenging Claw race and a shorter and easier Fang race.

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: $25 in advance.

Grit OCR East Walker Ranch

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: $2 cash only.

START WAVES

To prevent congestion at obstacles, there will be start waves in 15-minute intervals. Choose your wave time when registering.

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

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.

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SPONSORS

We are currently accepting applications for 2023 sponsors and vendors, discover how to grow your business as an official race sponsor.

Thank you to all our 2022 sponsors and vendors, their support made it an awesome experience for everyone.

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

Jim Rohn