It all started in 2011, when Katie and James began
participating in obstacle course races (OCRs).
We loved the challenges, but not the long-distance
drives to Massachusetts or Vermont. At the time, OCRs
in Connecticut were few and far between. We wanted to
bring an event to our own backyard and address an
important element that we found missing from
traditional OCRs: the mental aspect. Inspired by MTV's
The Challenge, we began planning an OCR that would
test participants both physically and mentally. Thus,
Grit 'N Wit was born.
At Grit 'N Wit, we are dedicated to engaging and supporting host communities. We partner with a variety of local businesses and community organizations to celebrate local assets.
We are proud to have realized Grit 'N Wit in the city in which the concept was born! As we continue to grow, we look forward to bringing Grit ‘N Wit to a location near you!