July 27, 2021
GRIT OCR: MT. HIGH POSTPONED TO 2022
Hello Grit OCR Family,
Last year we were thrilled to develop and announce a new Grit OCR event at the Mountain High ski resort in Wrightwood, California. Designed to become one of our landmark obstacle course races that people will hate and love at the same time. Our goal with Grit OCR is to bring you our signature grit experience that is built by racers for racers like you.
Creating these races requires months of effort and there are countless moving pieces to coordinate and bring everything together before you actually see the “race day” take place. Throughout the year we plan and work to bring these events together, but one vital requirement for us to host these events is registrations. Our races depend on registrations to provide the revenue required to pay for hosting each race. Unfortunately, due to the last year and a half with the pandemic, there is a lot of hesitation and lack of commitment to signing up for a race. Be it the uncertainty of the pandemic, economic impact, or just not physically ready for an endurance challenge. The numbers for Grit OCR: Mt. High are not enough to allow us to successfully host the race on August 21, 2021. Because of this, we are forced to postpone the race to next year on August 20, 2022.
This is a very difficult decision for us, we know many will be disappointed, but at the same time, we need to be completely honest with everyone. We are not a large corporation that has the capital to shift around, we are a local organization of four people that are passionate about creating the best race experiences we can. Each of our races operates to be positive and sustainable, they don’t operate in negative as that would that damage the integrity of the event experience and set it up for failure.
Each race requires a certain number of registrations to be able to host. Before the pandemic our momentum was very strong, however, coming out of this pandemic, the numbers are not back to normal just yet. Even our Grit OCR: East Walker Ranch event on July 10 & 11 was just over half of the pre-pandemic levels which provided many challenges, but we were still able to make it successful and it was amazing. We know the numbers will get there as conditions improve, as people begin to feel confident and ready to make that commitment to sign up for races once again. When you are ready, we’ll be there with our dedication, passion, and grit to bring you the best OCR experience we can.
To those who have already registered and shown your support, thank you so much. We feel terrible about postponing, yet we refuse to sacrifice the quality of our races. What happens to your Grit OCR: Mt. High registration? All entries are automatically rolled over to the new date, no action is needed on your part. However, we understand the new date may conflict for some, the following options are available:
- Defer to 2023 Grit OCR: Mt. High
- Transfer entry to 2022 Grit OCR: East Walker Ranch (Date announcement coming soon)
- Forgo your entry to receive 50% credit towards any New Global Adventures race in California
If you are registered and not able to make the new date, then please contact us to request one of these options.
Our team's passion for creating the best race experience for everyone is also paralleled by hosting them successfully, failure is not an option we believe in, we overcome our challenges and plan on success. We won’t host a race if it does not meet our standards. Yes, our events are hard, they push you out of your comfort zone, but they are also safe and well organized so you can focus on having your best race experience.
We sincerely thank you for your understanding and support as we get through these challenging times.
Until then… stay strong, stay safe, we look forward to seeing all of you in 2022.
Antonio, Malorie, Terry, Jenny of the Grit OCR Team
January 11, 2021
GRIT OCR EAST WALKER RANCH
POSTPONED TO JULY 10-11, 2021
Hello Grit OCR Family,
Last February we hosted our biggest race yet with the 3rd annual Grit OCR at East Walker Ranch, two days of incredible obstacle course racing that made our best race experience to date. The result of our team’s hard work, passion, and pure grit to bring together one of California’s best OCR events.
This was right before the pandemic broke out, we felt grateful to be able to host such an amazing race at the time. Needless to say, 2020 proved to be very challenging, yet, we were optimistic that circumstances would improve by the end of the year, and we would be on track to host this February. We have been working to prepare for the race, but unfortunately, the situation has not improved at this time. However, the future does show promise that we can start to reclaim normalcy and resume events soon.
After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Grit OCR East Walker Ranch event from February 20-21 to July 10-11, 2021. All entries are automatically rolled over to the new July race, no action is required on your part. However, if this new date is a conflict, then you have the option to defer your entry to the 2022 Grit OCR East Walker Ranch race or forgo your entry to receive 50% credit towards any New Global Adventures race in California. Simply contact us with a request.
Our team's passion for creating the best race experience is paralleled by hosting a safe event for everyone. Yes, our events are hard, they push you out of your comfort zone, but they are always safe for everyone. We promise you when it’s safe that we will come back stronger than ever to bring you our best race experience yet.
Until then… stay strong, stay safe, we look forward to seeing all of you soon.
Antonio, Malorie, Terry, Jenny, Ryan of the Grit OCR Team