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GRIT 'N WIT - New England's First Mental and Physical Obstacle Course!

Grit & Wit, LLC

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Other obstacle course races test you physically, 

but that’s only half the challenge of Grit ‘N Wit.

Grit ‘N Wit is not your typical obstacle course. Here, tough isn't enough.  Mental challenges and mind puzzles are spaced throughout the course. Quick wit is rewarded with shorter walls to climb and fewer hurdles to overcome.


But, don't be fooled. WIth three plus miles of obstacles, you'll still need your Wheaties. 

Bring it on!

18 Mental & Physical Obstacles Over 3 Miles!

1. Hayfever - hay bale hurdles

2. Carried Away - sandbag carry

3. Matchmaker - remember this pattern, you'll need to find its match further down the road

4. Shoot! & Ladder - 10 ft slatted wall

5. Pit Row - tire run

6. Gorilla Bars - inclined monkey bars

7. Cinderbloku - arrange these domino cinder blocks so that 1-4 appear in every row and column

8. Under the Radar - rope crawl

9. Stumped - multiple choice trivia

10. Three's Company - series of 4ft walls

11. It's a 10 - 10 ft wall

12. Scrambled - word scramble

13. Mt Rubbermore - tire pile

14. The Ultimate Field Sobriety Test - maze and inclined balance beam

15. Spider Web 2.0 - spider web

16. Dead or Alive - 50/50 trivia

17. Puzzled - tangram (see photo below)

18. Rise Over Run - inclined wall


What do I get for participating?





Finisher sunglasses.


One complimentary beer from Half Full Brewery, for participants 21 years of age and above. 



Validation that you really are the whole package. Brains and brawn...you brought it on.

In addition to providing individual competitors and teams with a fun and uniquely challenging experience, Grit 'N Wit aims to highlight underutilized areas and support the local community. Our inaugural event will be held August 23rd at Keney Park in Hartford, one of the largest parks in New England. Entertainment will be provided by Ms. Kim and B.Davis of 89.9 WQTQ FM, which broadcasts locally from the New Thomas Snell Weaver High School.

Grit 'N Wit is proud to support the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ), committed to improving the quality of life for children and families battling pediatric brain tumors and raising awareness about the disease. A portion of proceeds will benefit FOJ, which pairs children and families with college and high school athletic teams to provide love, support, and friendship. 

Georgetown Football and Friends of Jaclyn from Nick Alfieri on Vimeo.


Grit 'N Wit has partnered with the Max Cure Foundation to Dunk Your Kicks! The mission of Max Cure Foundation is threefold:  1. Fund research to find cures for the various forms of childhood cancer and discover less toxic treatments; 2. Financially assist low income and military families with a child battling cancer; 3. Advocate for increased government funding for childhood cancer reaserch. Dunk Your Kicks facilitates the collection of used sneakers by Rethink Nation, an international recycler who sells those sneakers to exporters/distributors in emerging markets as part of the Affordable Clothing Market. For every pair of sneakers donated, Max Cure Foundation receives $1. Please bring your gently used sneakers to check-in on Friday or Saturday and support their efforts.

Have questions about GRIT 'N WIT - New England's First Mental and Physical Obstacle Course!? Contact Grit & Wit, LLC

When & Where

Keney Park
3 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT 06112

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Grit & Wit, LLC

Grit & Wit, LLC is a Connecticut grown company committed to the development of healthy, engaged communities. We promote mental and physical fitness as well as highlight local vendors via uniquely challenging obstacle course events. We are psyched to launch our first race in the Hartbeat, where tough isn't enough!

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GRIT 'N WIT - New England's First Mental and Physical Obstacle Course!
Hartford, CT Events Race Sports & Fitness

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