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April 2015
Hartford, CT

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HARTFORD 2014


Photo credit: Spencer Sloan and Alex Syphers | CTnow

Hartford 2015 Signup
Tickets for our 2015 events will be on sale soon!

Please check back in a couple of weeks for more details about our Hartford event in April.

Our Obstacles

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Shoot! & Ladder

10 ft slatted wall

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Carried Away

sandbag carry

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Matchmaker

remember this patttern, you'll need to find its match further down the road

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Three's Company

series of 4 ft walls

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Field Sobriety Test

maze and inclined balance beam

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Gorilla Bars

inclined monkey bars

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Puzzled

tangram

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Mt Rubbermore

tire pile

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Stumped

multiple choice trivia

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Pit Row

tire run

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Rise Over Run

inclined wall

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Cinderbloku

arrange these domino cinder blocks

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Hayfever

hay bale hurdles

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It's a 10

10 ft wall

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Spider Web 2.0

spider web

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Under the Radar

rope crawl

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Scrambled

word scramble

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Dead or Alive

50/50 trivia

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Matchmaker

remember this patttern

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Cinderbloku

arrange these domino cinder blocks

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Stumped

multiple choice trivia

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Scrambled

word scramble

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Field Sobriety Test

maze and inclined balance beam

img01
Dead or Alive

50/50 trivia

img02
Puzzled

tangram

img01
Hayfever

hay bale hurdles

img02
Carried Away

sandbag carry

img01
Shoot! & Ladder

10 ft slatted wall

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Pit Row

tire run

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Gorilla Bars

inclined monkey bars

img02
Under the Radar

rope crawl

img01
Three's Company

series of 4 ft walls

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It's a 10

10 ft wall

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Mt Rubbermore

tire pile

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Spider Web 2.0

spider web

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Rise Over Run

inclined wall

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obstacles

7
mental challenges

11
physical challenges

3+
+ miles

Our Mission

Grit & Wit, LLC is a Connecticut grown company committed to the development of healthy, engaged communities. We promote mental and physical fitness via uniquely challenging obstacle course events and aim to support local communities.

Our Team

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.

OCRs have become increasingly popular. According to Outside Magazine, an estimated 3 million people crossed an OCR finish line in 2013—that’s more than all half marathon and marathon finishers combined. Yet, with registration fees topping $100-$200, OCRs can be cost-prohibitive.

1. We believe that opportunities for health and wellness should be affordable and accessible to all and are committed to offering Grit ‘N Wit events at an inclusive price point.
2. We are dedicated to engaging and supporting host communities.

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!

Our Our Cause


The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ) is committed to improving the quality of life for children and their families who are battling pediatric brain tumors and raising awareness about this insidious disease. FOJ pairs children and their families with local college and high school athletic teams to provide love, support, and lasting friendships.

Area teams include:

Connecticut College Men’s Lacrosse
Fairfield University Men’s Lacrosse
Fairfield University Women’s Lacrosse
University of Connecticut Field Hockey
Trinity College Football
University of Connecticut Women’s Soccer (and Quinn pictured above)
Yale Men’s Basketball
Yale Men’s Lacrosse
Yale Women’s Lacrosse

Pictured above right: The Friends of Jaclyn team and Joey (Katie’s cousin)

Become a Volunteer or Join Our Team!

Want to help volunteer for the race? Want to join our awesome team? Reach out by pressing the button below!


Email Grit 'N Wit

Partners


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