TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OCR FANS ARE SAYING

Our races are all about the participants and the experience they have with our events. After every race, we do a feedback survey to help us understand how we did, how we can improve our future races and hear what the runners thought about their experience. Every year we review our feedback submissions and we are constantly humbled by the response, overall it is clear that everyone had an incredible race experience and they can't wait to run again.

But don't take our word for it. Read a few of the testimonials shared by participants below.

Huge thank you to everyone who participated, this race would not be possible without you and we look forward to seeing you at the next race!

RACE RATING

Average rating for the inaugural race.

  • Overall Experience
  •  Course
  •  Obstacles
  •  Aid-Stations
  •  Volunteers
  •  Start/Finish Line
  •  Race Festival

2019 TESTIMONIALS

Leon M.

Leon M.

Awesome well-organized race considering it is their first event. One of the best obstacle course race I have done. Looking forward to more events from these guys!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1475 | Team #SCR
Favorite Obstacles Dragon's Spine, Flaming Legs, Hammer Time, HT Flip (Box Flip)
Allen Z.

Allen Z.

My favorite OCR has always been the Spartan race, but it is not a super hard toss up between grit OCR and Spartan.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1812 | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, Hardkour Inconvenience, HT Flip, Out Of Gas, Potassium, Rise
Bisha C.

Bisha C.

Grit has become one of my favorite races of the year! It’s challenging and fun. Can’t wait for next year.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1561 | Team Mud Sisters
Favorite Obstacles Hammer Time, HT Flip (Box Flip), Out Of Gas, Timber Tantrum, Yolk'd
Jacob K.

Jacob K.

Nice run and service minded staff around the course, a good OCR in spectacular surroundings.

Avg. Rating | BIB 2117
Favorite Obstacles Out Of Gas
Georgia D.

Georgia D.

The most challenging experience I’ve had in ocr!

Avg. Rating | BIB 7079 |
Favorite Obstacles Out of Gas
Jesse H.

Jesse H.

Challenging and fun course at a beautiful venue! Can’t wait to run another Grit event.

Avg. Rating | BIB 7034 | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Flaming Legs, Hammer Time, HT Flip, Potassium, Yolk'd
Dawna K.

Dawna K.

The water and mud made it an extremely tough course, but in the end - soaked with mud in every crevice of our bodies - it was soooo worth it. The adrenaline rush as you conquer each obstacle is absolutely amazing. A beautiful place to have a rugged, strenuous and technical course. Loved every minute of it! Can’t wait for next year.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1673 | Team Platinum OCR | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, Timber Tantrum, Yolk'd
Michele F.

Michele F.

Awesome job guys! This was so so much fun. By far the most fun, not ego-filled, not crowded, joy loaded OCR of them all (and I do them all!). Everyone was having a great time. The water-stations were loaded with goodies and great energy refillers. Finally the location was awesome, I stopped 5 minutes at the top of the highest hill to admire the valley painted by rays of the sun filtering through the clouds. Beautiful!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1657 | Team Howling Mad Mud
Favorite Obstacles Flaming Legs, Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, HT Flip
David V.

David V.

This was the most fun I've had at a race in my last year of racing. Participating in the first official ruck division I've seen at a race was a game changer. And even though this was only the second time you guys put on this race, it was like meeting up with old friends and getting a chance to catch up with the whole SoCal race community.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1840 | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, Out Of Gas, Timber Tantrum, Yolk'd
Craig C.

Craig C.

Was a great course, my wife and I loved it. We will definitely be back next year.

Avg. Rating | BIB 7049
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, HT Flip, Potassium, Rise, Slip Walls, Timber Tantrum, Trump Towers
Krystal D.

Krystal D.

A race that challenges me but also allows me to have a blast.

Avg. Rating | BIB 2047 | Team Becoming Badass
Favorite Obstacles Flaming Legs, Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, HT Flip, Out Of Gas, Over It Hurdles, Potassium, Rise, Yolk'd
Ryan T.

Ryan T.

I was sore and I loved it.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1712 | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, Potassium, Slip Walls
Vincent M.

Vincent M.

That was my first Grit OCR race and I couldn't be more pleased. It was very cold and very very muddy but it was a great experience. The obstacles were a real challenge and I got my butt kicked! Yolked almost beat me and I doubted myself on the slip walls/trump towers, even though I'm 6'3.

Avg. Rating | BIB 7038 | Team Becoming Badass
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Devil's Hill, Flaming Legs, Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, Hardkour Inconvenience, HT Flip, Out Of Gas, Rise, Rock'N Karma Crawls, Yolk'd
Christopher H.

Christopher H.

It's hard to improve upon something that was already so great. Last year, when I ran the inaugural Grit OCR, I was impressed by the layout, the staff, the volunteers, and the obstacles themselves. You could tell everyone put their heart and soul into this event. As a result, I had high expectations and high hopes for this second Grit OCR. I must say that I am once again impressed by this event once again. You can tell the founders put a lot of TLC into this and want to make the best experience for all. They took what was already great and made it even better. I also love the addition of new obstacles. Keep up the great work Grit Team!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1560 | Team Mud Sisters | Favorite Obstacles Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, Hardkour Inconvenience, Yolk'd
Patty G.

Patty G.

I love this OCR because there's both running and obstacles. You guys do great with the snacks and water stations throughout the race. Loved the legacy patch and our Kettlebell prize for the biggest team. Thank you! Everyone is so friendly.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1615 | Team Vibe Fitness | Favorite Obstacles HT Flip, Potassium, Rise
William W.

William W.

One of the best OCRs I have ever run. Classic obstacles mix with fresh new ideas on obstacles.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1797 | Favorite Obstacles Yolk'd
Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Grit was a course that showed the heart and creativity of its organizers. I enjoyed the challenge and the community. Can’t wait to come back!

Avg. Rating | BIB 2007 | Team Results Fitness | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, HT Flip, Jayden's Ladder, Yolk'd
Denise H.

Denise H.

So happy to have this local race that had a little something different and challenging- I hope they will have this more than once a year!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1538 | Team Rise Up Training | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, HT Flip, Potassium, Yolk'd
Mark B.

Mark B.

Truly an epic journey of strength meets agility, with a backhand serving of hills, served up on a silver platter.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1523 | Team RUN Treadmill Studio
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers
Todd T.

Todd T.

Excellent local race. Small, yet organized. Excellent blend of challenging terrain and obstacles.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1876 | Team Rise Up Training
Favorite Obstacles Hammer Time, HT Flip, Potassium, Yolk'd
Darren C.

Darren C.

This race is a great layout. The new obstacles that were installed are original and something I have not seen before great work.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1839 | Team Hardcore Fitnesss | Favorite Obstacles Hammer Time, Out Of Gas, Rise
Alex M.

Alex M.

By far my favorite race I've done

Avg. Rating | BIB 1601 | Team Sun's Out Guns Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hardkour Carry, Out Of Gas, Yolk'd
Stephen S.

Stephen S.

It has been two fun years and looking forward to more. I love how the course designer is looking for ways to improve and toughen it up.

Avg. Rating | BIB 7025 | Team Platinum OCR
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Devil's Hill, Hardkour Carry, Hardkour Inconvenience, Out Of Gas, Over It Hurdles, Rock'N Karma Crawls, Slip Walls, Timber Tantrum, Trump Towers, Yolk'd
Robert B.

Robert B.

Such a great time out there! Not your ordinary run of the mill OCR. Loved the change up of obstacles not seen at other races. Can't wait until next race!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1627 | Team Platinum OCR | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet. HT Flip, Out Of Gas, Potassium. Timber Tantrum, Yolk'd
Katie T.

Katie T.

I participated in the ruck division and loved it! My team had so much fun. The race was fun and challenging. Volunteers and photographers aid stations were encouraging and friendly, and the aid stations were well stocked with great variety! It was well organized and you could tell the race was put on by a group of people that really carried about putting on a quality event, not just making a buck. The finishers swag was top notch and really set this race apart from others.

Avg. Rating | BIB 2025 | Team Results Fitness
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Hammer Time, HT Flip
Allen H.

Allen H.

I have done nearly 20 of these type of runs, but this was the first time I have done a Grit OCR. I had a blast! I was challenged and very sore for a couple of days after, but I will definitely be back next year!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1805 | Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Bottom's Up, Hammer Time, HT Flip, Out Of Gas, Yolk'd
Katrina S.

Katrina S.

ThIs was my first time doing the grit ocr and it was a blast! Great crew of volunteers, fun course, great scenery, and my fellow participants were all fun and having a great, challenging time.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1687 | Favorite Obstacles Flaming Legs, Out Of Gas, Rise, Rock'N Karma Crawls, Timber Tantrum, Yolk'd
Marco C.

Marco C.

Our Team had a great time racing Grit OCR. Obstacles and Course challenge your Grit. The Medal and Finishers T’s are great. Looking forward to next year.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1679 | Team Crossfit Evoke
Favorite Obstacles Bottom's Up, Devil's Hill, Flaming Legs, Hammer Time, Hardkour Carry, HT Flip, Jayden's Ladder, Out Of Gas, Rock'N Karma Crawls, Slip Walls, Timber Tantrum, Yolk'd
Daphn L.

Daphne L.

Grit is one of the most motivating OCR races with unique obstacles. No matter what my schedule is, I will come out every year. Love this course!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1607 | Team Weeple Army
Favorite Obstacles Hammer Time

2018 TESTIMONIALS

Mark E.

Mark E.

Awesome well-organized race considering it is their first event. One of the best obstacle course race I have done. Looking forward to more events from these guys!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1073 | Team Primal Playground Fitness
Favorite Obstacles Flaming Legs, Yolk'd, Devil's Hill
Justin N.

Justin N.

Very well-put together OCR event overall. Great course for first-timers and seasoned racers.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1324 | Team Hardkour Performance
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Hardkour Carry, Grip Squared
Nikki M.

Nikki M.

Great event all around! Challenging and scenic hills, new obstacles, different penalty than other obstacle races. Great course support!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1350 | Team #SCR
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers, Slip Walls, Boo's Closet
Wilma D.

Wilma D.

I was looking for a new challenge, something that would take me beyond my trail running abilities, something to give me new goals to work toward, and I found just that in the Grit OCR. This is the real deal.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1227
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Out Of Gas
Kimber W.

Kimber W.

GRIT, you got it goin’ on! We definitely felt the love from your staff! We are true blooded Spartans but man did you give them a run for their money. GREAT RACE!!!!!!!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1281 | Team Lace It Up Fitness
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Flaming Legs, Flip This House, Out Of Gas
Renalto H.

Renalto H.

This was one of the greatest races I’ve ever done. I love the new obstacles that really challenged my mind and body. Yolk’d really made me feel like I had to learn how to walk all over again, lol.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1412 | Team Team Irwin
Favorite Obstacles Yolk'd
Jeff C.

Jeff C.

This was a very good, very challenging OCR. The constant hill running tested my endurance and the lifting obstacles really put my strength to the test. I also appreciate that there wasn’t mud. Thanks for putting together a great event.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1099 | Team Code Blue
Favorite Obstacles Flip This House, Dragon's Spine, Rise, Hardkour Carry
Heather B.

Heather B.

Girt OCR was a fun and challenging race that I look forward to supporting and completing again!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1031 | Team RENOV8 Fitness
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers, Timber Tantrum, Slip Walls, Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Hardkour Carry, Jayden's Ladder
Leslie W.

Leslie W.

Grit OCR was challenging and fun! Being a new venue I didn't know what to expect but it exceeded expectations. Running with my team made it even more enjoyable. Already planning for 2019.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1402 | Team Vibe Fitness
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers, Timber Tantrum, Slip Walls, Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Hardkour Carry, Jayden's Ladder
Cara S.

Cara S.

I had the time of my life! Can't wait until the next Grit OCR!!!!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1154 | Team The Lions Pride
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers
William K.

William K.

Grit OCR set itself apart from the other races out there with their unique obstacles. Washing mud off my clothes gets old after a while, so I was glad this race didn't need that gimmick to be fun.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1115
Favorite Obstacles Timber Tantrum, Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Yolk'd, Hardkour Carry, Grip Squared
Steve R.

Steve R.

The race lived up to its name, you needed GRIT!!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1062
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Out Of Gas, Devil's Hill
Abel R.

Abel R.

Grit OCR was my first obstacle course and first run-only course in general. The experience was great! The course was challenging and obstacles were a ton of fun. Everything was well spaced out. The race crew was awesome!!!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1345
Favorite Obstacles Slip Walls, Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Hardkour Carry, Grip Squared
Alexis C.

Alexis C.

Very well done! We recently ran the Spartan Race nearby and this was so much better! Very well organized, camaraderie among volunteers and athletes, great course, and obstacles, amazing medal and post race food ✌🏻

Avg. Rating | BIB 1176 | Team CrossFit Iron Battalion
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Flaming Legs, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Dragon's Spine, Rise, Yolk'd, Grip Squared
Trent K.

Trent K.

It took true Grit to get through this course!! If you want to push yourself to the limit and have a grip grouling, leg burning good time then I 100% recommend!!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1209
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers, Timber Tantrum, Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Rise, Yolk'd, Grip Squared
Dominique M.

Dominique M.

This was a great experience. I typically do obstacle course races and at the end say, "that was fun" however at the end of this one I said, "Wow. That was a real challenge and those hills were no joke. Powerlifters don't do cardio but this was a challenge that was fun and I'd do again"

Avg. Rating | BIB 1401 | Team Vibe Fitness
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Flip This House, Yolk'd
Pete T.

Pete T.

This was my first race & I really enjoyed it, even though it kicked my butt! The whole event was put together really nicely & I can't wait until next one, thank you!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1208 | Team CrossFit Iron Battalion
Favorite Obstacles Trump Towers, Timber Tantrum, Flip This House, Out Of Gas, Yolk'd, Hardkour Carry, Jayden's Ladder, Grip Squared
Kelsey F.

Kelsey F.

The Grit OCR race was amazing. This race tested not only my physical abilities but my mental endurance as well. Was it hard? Absolutely. Did I want to quit? Multiple times. But, I loved every second of it! Thanks for putting on such a great race, Grit OCR!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1397 | Team Ninja Warriors
Favorite Obstacles Grip Squared
Christopher H.

Christopher H.

Grit OCR is an organized, well thought out race full of encouraging volunteers and staff members. Everyone there motivated me to do more and push myself more. Further, not once did I feel like I wasn't capable enough or couldn't do it because everyone and I mean everyone, was encouraging and helpful.

Avg. Rating | BIB 1005 | Team Mud Sisters
Favorite Obstacles Boo's Closet, Yolk'd
Maureen F.

Maureen F.

This was the first OCR race I've ever done, but I'm hooked. The obstacles were challenging and the hills were brutal, but you almost forgot about that when you looked at the views. Everything was well-organized. The aid stations were great. And the goodies, including the medal, were awesome. I will be back!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1192 | Team Orangetheory Fitness SCV
Favorite Obstacles Cargo Creep, Slip Walls, Boo's Closet
Stephan M.

Stephan M.

I had the best time at this race. I felt both challenged, and a sense of accomplishment. I typically don't race inaugural events, but I was impressed and I believe in supporting local events. You guys did an awesome job and I can't wait for your next event!

Avg. Rating | BIB 1023 | Team Weeple Army
Favorite Obstacles Timber Tantrum, Boo's Closet, Flaming Legs, Yolk'd, Hardkour Carry

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Was a lot of fun! Great tough challenges, exciting atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

Uri N., 2018 Participant