Overall Rating
Overall Rating (52 Reviews)
5
(52 Ratings) 🏆 (52 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.4
SCENERY
4.7
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.9
The Grit OCR features 2 courses, Claw and Fang. Both courses are modified versions on the 2019 course, Claw will extend the distance and challenges with a new single track trail section and obstacle challenges, while Fang will trim the course down to make it shorter and a little bit … MORE
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    frijole88 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a very well-run smaller local race that really impressed me. It's hard and will definitely push you to your limits, but at the same time, the aid stations … MORE

    This is a very well-run smaller local race that really impressed me. It’s hard and will definitely push you to your limits, but at the same time, the aid stations are amazingly luxurious (a variety of fresh fruit, licorice, brownies…BREAKFAST BURRITOS??). The course is beautiful and you can tell how much care and attention to detail the organizers put into the event. Obstacles were unique and fun — be prepared for hills and long carries. In a world of large OCR companies where the races start to feel the same, this one is special!

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    4
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    5
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    5

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    stephenhall9 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Grit OCR is the best local OCR in So Cal! I have done every race they have held other than the first year, which includes now doing the race on … MORE

    Grit OCR is the best local OCR in So Cal! I have done every race they have held other than the first year, which includes now doing the race on back to back days. The obstacle are unique, challenging, and their placement on course is well-thought out. The staff and volunteers really care about the experience they give each racer regardless of level. It will continue to be a race that I do NOT want to miss each year!

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    lauristruble FIRST-TIMER '22

    Well marked trail race with obstacles that are fun and challenging. Great aid stations with snacks at several locations and team volunteers at every obstacle! Everyone should run this race MORE

    Well marked trail race with obstacles that are fun and challenging. Great aid stations with snacks at several locations and team volunteers at every obstacle! Everyone should run this race

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    william.whitelock REPEAT RUNNER '22

    GRIT has been going for five years now and has improved every year. The course is beautiful, but that is trap. It will test you! From heavy carrying to the … MORE

    GRIT has been going for five years now and has improved every year. The course is beautiful, but that is trap. It will test you! From heavy carrying to the killer hills and yes hitting a target with a slingshot. And if you want to really want challenge yourself, join the ruck division. The shirts are excellent. The medals are beautiful. The patches for ruck and completing both days are high quality.

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    5
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    4
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    stephenhall9 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Grit OCR is the best local OCR in So Cal! I have done every race they have held other than the first year, which includes now doing the race on … MORE

    Grit OCR is the best local OCR in So Cal! I have done every race they have held other than the first year, which includes now doing the race on back to back days. The obstacle are unique, challenging, and their placement on course is well-thought out. The staff and volunteers really care about the experience they give each racer regardless of level. It will continue to be a race that I do NOT want to miss each year!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    neli.perales FIRST-TIMER '22

    I’ve never participated in an outdoor race and could not have had a better first time experience! I was so nervous and didn’t think I would be able to finish … MORE

    I’ve never participated in an outdoor race and could not have had a better first time experience! I was so nervous and didn’t think I would be able to finish when I first started, but I did and completed more obstacles than I ever thought I could. Crossing that finish line made me feel so accomplished and now I feel like I can do anything and will never doubt myself again. The scenery was beautiful, obstacles were challenging, the atmosphere was energetic and the people were so helpful and friendly. The festival and drinks at the end were the perfect way to end the celebration. I plan on doing this race every year from now on!

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    5
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    5
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    bradstevens38 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I have done a bunch of OCRs and none compare to Grit OCR. I have now run this race twice and will be back next year for sure. Obstacles are … MORE

    I have done a bunch of OCRs and none compare to Grit OCR. I have now run this race twice and will be back next year for sure. Obstacles are challenging as he’ll, but so worth it. The scenery is beautiful and the hills are not all that bad. Best part of this race are the people and Best of the bunch are the ones who put this race on each year. Being that it’s just like 4 of them they are very hands on, are always mingling with racers on and off the course and truly support and are thankful for each and every participant.

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    thewayofstone FIRST-TIMER '22

    If you remember the old school Spartans, it’s very much like that. It was challenging and fun and everyone on course was kind. They had the best aid/hydration stations! I … MORE

    If you remember the old school Spartans, it’s very much like that. It was challenging and fun and everyone on course was kind. They had the best aid/hydration stations! I would highly recommend you try this one at least once.

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    marcelavegah FIRST-TIMER '22

    The scene was great. Lots of hills so it challenges your endurance. I will definitely be doing this race again. Great community and amazing people running it. MORE

    The scene was great. Lots of hills so it challenges your endurance. I will definitely be doing this race again. Great community and amazing people running it.

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    5
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    5

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    c.alex.moore REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I found the Grit OCR in their first year and have loved it every year for 5 years now. It is by far my favorite race of the year. The … MORE

    I found the Grit OCR in their first year and have loved it every year for 5 years now. It is by far my favorite race of the year. The course takes you through the beautiful mountains east of Santa Clarita, CA and this year coincided perfectly with wildflower season so the course was more stunning than ever. Each year the production team reworks the obstacles to make them more interesting and challenging. Especially in comparison to bigger corporate events (ie. Spartan), the organizers and volunteers are just incredible and genuinely care about the event and the runners. I just cannot say enough good things about this event. I recommend the Grit OCR to any OCR fans out there and I’ll see you next year!

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    JimmyMelnarik FIRST-TIMER '22

    Best aid stations I've ever seen, with fresh fruit, energy gummies, the works! Gorgeous wildflower bloom. Tough! obstacles. Thoroughly enjoyed this particular pain cave. Will be back next year, ready … MORE

    Best aid stations I’ve ever seen, with fresh fruit, energy gummies, the works! Gorgeous wildflower bloom. Tough! obstacles. Thoroughly enjoyed this particular pain cave.

    Will be back next year, ready for the ruck div.

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    5
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    KaseFace56 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is honestly my favorite race. I get so excited every year to do it. I’ve done many Spartan and Tough Mudders, but nothing compares to The Grit. They put … MORE

    This is honestly my favorite race. I get so excited every year to do it. I’ve done many Spartan and Tough Mudders, but nothing compares to The Grit. They put so much hard work and effort into making this race such a great experience. The obstacles courses are so much fun and they have plenty of stations where you can grab snacks & water. Looking forward to year 5 next year 🙂

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    5
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    5
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    5

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    bloggermark REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Everything from registration to the finish line and beyond is expertly managed by the Grit Team. They’ve been at this for years and it shows, so you can focus on … MORE

    Everything from registration to the finish line and beyond is expertly managed by the Grit Team. They’ve been at this for years and it shows, so you can focus on your preparation and performance. You will enjoy the suffering that Grit brings!

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    Apollo REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Not a ton of attendance, but it's a a great local race. Still hundreds of racers each day. I'll be back every year. Obstacles are great. The crew and volunteers … MORE

    Not a ton of attendance, but it’s a a great local race. Still hundreds of racers each day. I’ll be back every year. Obstacles are great. The crew and volunteers are on another level (much better) than the big guys. The sponsors were great.

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    3
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    3
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    ckanagi REPEAT RUNNER '21

    My favorite OCR event. The event coordinatots and volunteers are amazing. The course is meant to challenge you, but you feel very accomplished when you cross the finish line. A … MORE

    My favorite OCR event. The event coordinatots and volunteers are amazing. The course is meant to challenge you, but you feel very accomplished when you cross the finish line. A great race if you enjoy wearing a ruck!

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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5

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    jcueva05 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Things that I learned as a first time runner was to wear the right shoes!!! This was a huge help for me as I ran the course. And training for … MORE

    Things that I learned as a first time runner was to wear the right shoes!!! This was a huge help for me as I ran the course. And training for the event helped me mentally and physically prepare for the race. Also having a great team to help push me through the course.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    5
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    4
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    gmoreno27 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Hands down one of my favorite races! Antonio and the crew do such an amazing job at making sure everyone involved...from racers, volunteers and spectators have the best experience ever. … MORE

    Hands down one of my favorite races! Antonio and the crew do such an amazing job at making sure everyone involved…from racers, volunteers and spectators have the best experience ever. This race is great as a started OCR for someone who wants to experience OCR for the first time…But is also perfect for an Elite racer who is chasing the podium. Can’t wait till the next one!!

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    journey2fitmommy REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The trails were painfully awesome with that elevation gain. If you like to be challenged the new obstacles will definitely do that & more. These obstacles weren't the same boring … MORE

    The trails were painfully awesome with that elevation gain. If you like to be challenged the new obstacles will definitely do that & more. These obstacles weren’t the same boring obstacles you see in other races. They really have me excited for the next one & thinking about how to prepare/train. I’m definitely going to be running every race they have.

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    stephen REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I have been running GRIT since the beginning. Every year has been better than the previous year. This was by far the best and only expect it to get better. … MORE

    I have been running GRIT since the beginning. Every year has been better than the previous year. This was by far the best and only expect it to get better. It is for real and not just some walk in the park. Obstacles are different and creative. Love it and will you.

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    rodriguezcastell REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The venue is amazing. Challenging. Fast paced, heavy carries, and great views. The Flaming Legs obstacle is a killer. I would only like to see more swings, monkey bars type … MORE

    The venue is amazing. Challenging. Fast paced, heavy carries, and great views. The Flaming Legs obstacle is a killer.
    I would only like to see more swings, monkey bars type of obstacles. We only had one this year. Outside of that, this is my favorite obstacle race and it is a very well put together race. Aid stations are also best out there with a lot of variety

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