VIC

SEPT 10

TRUE GRIT HALF

5KM

15+ OBSTACLES

September 2022

Sat 10 / Tue 13

LOCATION

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PRICING / FULL COURSE

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FINAL PRICE

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Open to ages 12+.
Under 18's require additional waiver to be signed by a parent or guardian on the day.

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OBSTACLE HIGHLIGHTS /

Half

COURSE

OBSTACLES

Designed specifically for this location

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WHAT YOU GET /

Half

COURSE

T-Shirt Mens / Womens

(on completion)

Water To Keep You Going

(During event)

Access To Medical Treatment

A Real Military Obstacle Challenge Experience

Optional Gage Roads Beer

(on completion)

LEARN MORE

WAYS TO ENTER

RACE GROUPS

To enter as an Elite, you must select the ‘Elite’ wave at 8.30am on the Saturday of event weekend. This will be the first wave out of the gate to kick off the event, and the top ten times of the event will be recorded at the finish line. Top 3 of both male and female will place on the podium and will receive a prize at our presentations (typically around 10am). Elites get first access to the course, before it’s been muddied up too much by everyone else! Our Elites do have a burpee penalty of 20 burpees for every obstacle failed or not attempted.
Enduro:

Enter Solo (Male/Female categories), Team of 2 (can be all-male, all-female or mixed), Team of 4 (all-male, all-female, or mixed).

INDIVIDUAL

Once you select your preferred day to participate, you can create the team name and manage the members of your team.

MAKE A TEAM

Make a team and invite your friends to attend. You will find working through the course with a group is much more fun.

Once you select your preferred day to participate, you can create the team name and manage the members of your team.

If you don’t have a team and don’t want to run the course solo, sign up to one of our Black Dog Waves – your chance to meet other like-minded Gritters, make some new friends and tackle the course together.

PLANNING

PREPARATION

True Grit events are designed to test both physical and mental grit. You should cross train in both lower body endurance and upper body strength. All obstacles are designed to be completed at a basic level of fitness

WHAT TO BRING

We strongly recommend long pants, or leggings and long socks to make your course comfortable and provide protection. Running or hiking shoes are sufficient to attempt the course. Keep clothing light, as you are guaranteed to warm up during the course. Water bladders are a good way to keep rehydrated.

Enduro Participants: refer to your Competitor Manual (sent a few months prior to event day) for more info on What to Bring.

GETTING THERE

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PARKING & TRANSPORT

Parking provided for $10 per vehicle.

Special areas for mini-buses and coaches.

EVENT DETAILS

Our full course is the OG challenge; stretched out over 10km+, participants will tackle 30+ obstacles to cross that finish line victorious and earn that finisher t-shirt. Our half course is perfect for beginners, or those starting out on a fitness journey or perhaps returning to one. With 5km, packed full of 15+ obstacles, this is a great way to test the gritty waters before taking on the full course. You’ll still earn a t-shirt when you cross the finish line, but you’ll get a specialised ‘Half Course’ t-shirt – you’ll have to earn the Full finishers one next time!

True Grit encourages participants of all fitness levels! While some endurance to complete the course can help, there is absolutely no rule that says you have to run – so don’t let that stop you! If you’re concerned about the distance, the Half course is perfect for you – you can easily walk it in a few hours and take your time – enjoy the scenery and have a great go at the obstacles. There are also no rules that say you MUST complete all obstacles (unless you’re taking part in the Elite wave). With this exception, we do not enforce mandatory obstacles or any penalties for missed/failed obstacles. There are two training programs (Intermediate/Advanced) provided under the “True Grit Training” section on this website. True Grit events are designed to test both physical and mental grit; some find it more of a mental challenge than a physical one.

Your team can be as big as you want. Simply sign up under the same team name and in the same wave! We recommend a minimum of 2 people per team, just to ensure you have the extra hands that maybe needed to complete some obstacles.

All race participants need to be a minimum of 16 years of age for the FULL course and a minimum of 12 years of age for the HALF course. Anyone under 18 years of age will need to have a guardian or parent sign a waiver for participation. The event is open to both male and females. Children are allowed at the event, but typically as spectators unless they are taking on one of the Kids courses (select states only). Children must be supervised at all times.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully completed the registration process. Please ensure you enter your email address correctly and check your spam/junk folders in case it gets redirected there. If you still have not received an email after 24 hours and you’ve done all of the above, please contact [email protected]

A race clock will be at the start and finish points, but we do not record your time for you – that is up to each individual if they choose to keep track. For our Elite wave, we will record the finish times of the first 3 finishers, both male and female for our qualification processes.

It takes the average individual approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the Full course – please keep in mind this does not consider that the individual is walking the entire course.

The Wave time indicates the time you are scheduled to take off from the start line to tackle the course! You would have selected this upon registering, and you can always check your confirmation email to see what it was at any stage.

Typically there is at least one water station out on course, around the halfway mark. If you think you will need more water or breaks than this, we encourage you to take a hydro-pack or drink bottle with you.

Those taking on the Elite wave will leave in the first wave on the Saturday, at 8.30am. These individuals are taking on the course AS INDIVIDUALS and cannot have help from other participants during the event. During the event, they will have to attempt the harder version of each obstacle – the taller wall, the unknotted rope, etc. They will also have a ‘mystery’ obstacle revealed to them at the start line that will be compulsory, that is not required for regular Gritters to take on. Elite racers will also have to attempt every obstacle and there are certain obstacles that are mandatory for them to complete. Anything they fail (if not mandatory) will be met with a penalty of 20 burpees, before they can move on with their race. They are racing to complete in the fastest time, so that they can get a spot on the podium (both male and female) for the top 3. The top 3 will receive prizes for their efforts.

Our full course is the OG challenge; stretched out over 10km+, participants will tackle 30+ obstacles to cross that finish line victorious and earn that finisher t-shirt. Our half course is perfect for beginners, or those starting out on a fitness journey or perhaps returning to one. With 5km, packed full of 15+ obstacles, this is a great way to test the gritty waters before taking on the full course. You’ll still earn a t-shirt when you cross the finish line, but you’ll get a specialised ‘Half Course’ t-shirt – you’ll have to earn the Full finishers one next time!

True Grit encourages participants of all fitness levels! While some endurance to complete the course can help, there is absolutely no rule that says you have to run – so don’t let that stop you! If you’re concerned about the distance, the Half course is perfect for you – you can easily walk it in a few hours and take your time – enjoy the scenery and have a great go at the obstacles. There are also no rules that say you MUST complete all obstacles (unless you’re taking part in the Elite wave). With this exception, we do not enforce mandatory obstacles or any penalties for missed/failed obstacles. There are two training programs (Intermediate/Advanced) provided under the “True Grit Training” section on this website. True Grit events are designed to test both physical and mental grit; some find it more of a mental challenge than a physical one.

Your team can be as big as you want. Simply sign up under the same team name and in the same wave! We recommend a minimum of 2 people per team, just to ensure you have the extra hands that maybe needed to complete some obstacles.

All race participants need to be a minimum of 16 years of age for the FULL course and a minimum of 12 years of age for the HALF course. Anyone under 18 years of age will need to have a guardian or parent sign a waiver for participation. The event is open to both male and females. Children are allowed at the event, but typically as spectators unless they are taking on one of the Kids courses (select states only). Children must be supervised at all times.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully completed the registration process. Please ensure you enter your email address correctly and check your spam/junk folders in case it gets redirected there. If you still have not received an email after 24 hours and you’ve done all of the above, please contact [email protected]

A race clock will be at the start and finish points, but we do not record your time for you – that is up to each individual if they choose to keep track. For our Elite wave, we will record the finish times of the first 3 finishers, both male and female for our qualification processes.

It takes the average individual approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the Full course – please keep in mind this does not consider that the individual is walking the entire course.

The Wave time indicates the time you are scheduled to take off from the start line to tackle the course! You would have selected this upon registering, and you can always check your confirmation email to see what it was at any stage.

Typically there is at least one water station out on course, around the halfway mark. If you think you will need more water or breaks than this, we encourage you to take a hydro-pack or drink bottle with you.

Those taking on the Elite wave will leave in the first wave on the Saturday, at 8.30am. These individuals are taking on the course AS INDIVIDUALS and cannot have help from other participants during the event. During the event, they will have to attempt the harder version of each obstacle – the taller wall, the unknotted rope, etc. They will also have a ‘mystery’ obstacle revealed to them at the start line that will be compulsory, that is not required for regular Gritters to take on. Elite racers will also have to attempt every obstacle and there are certain obstacles that are mandatory for them to complete. Anything they fail (if not mandatory) will be met with a penalty of 20 burpees, before they can move on with their race. They are racing to complete in the fastest time, so that they can get a spot on the podium (both male and female) for the top 3. The top 3 will receive prizes for their efforts.

RUN. CRAWL. CLIMB