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Grit Games 2023

Sat August 12 - Sun August 13 West Columbia, TX 77486 US Directions



Team Event - Men

08/12 7:30AM CDT - 7:00PM CDT

Team Event - Women

08/12 7:30AM CDT - 7:00PM CDT

Team Event - Coed

08/12 7:30AM CDT - 7:00PM CDT

Pro Division - Men - Individual

08/13 7:30AM CDT - 7:00PM CDT

Pro Division - Women - Individual

08/13 7:30AM CDT - 7:00PM CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


431 South 17th Street
West Columbia, TX US 77486


The Grit Games, a renowned annual event now officially known as "The Grit Games presented by PWR Lift," returns for its 6th edition, providing obstacle course racers and hybrid athletes alike with the opportunity to showcase their grit and prowess. This year’s roster includes some of the best OCR and Hybrid Athletes on earth. In a significant departure from previous years, this intense competition now comprises four challenging events that push participants to their limits, helping identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Firstly, the STRENGTH event, a 20-minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible), remains the inaugural challenge, featuring fitness movements and heavy carries. This event emphasizes lifting, throwing, pulling, and pushing, necessitating racers to demonstrate their tenacity and physical abilities.

The second event, SPEED, upholds its position with the classic Yancy Camp workout, a combination of fast-paced running and burpees. The aim of this event is to examine racers' ability to maintain a rapid pace while pushing themselves to the brink of their mental and physical capacity.

The reimagined OBSTACLE PROFICIENCY event is now more challenging than ever. Comprising an extended 200 feet of obstacles interspersed with 10 to 20 yards of distance between each one, this event emphasizes the importance of precision and focus. Points will be awarded based on both distance and speed.

The competition then culminates with the ENDURANCE event. This unique, last man standing/elimination-style challenge, crafted in collaboration with The Race Brain podcast, invites racers to exhibit their grit and stamina through a blend of simple fitness movements and high-intensity cardio.

The removal of the short Obstacle Course Race from our event lineup enables us to provide a more balanced competition with our revised scoring system, ensuring fairness and an equal opportunity for all participants to shine. Further clarifications will be available in our Rule Book, set for a mid-June release.

The 6th Annual Grit Games promises to be an unforgettable event, drawing obstacle course racers and hybrid athletes from all around the country to determine the best of the best. With our enhanced event structure, The Grit Games, presented by PWR Lift, will continue to push the boundaries of obstacle course racing.

Furthermore, we're excited to announce that The OCR Report will provide exclusive live coverage of The Grit Games. Capturing all the thrilling moments of our weekend's events will be the talented Jack Goras Photography. We're also engaged in negotiations with potential sponsors and are open to further collaborations to enhance the games each year.

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