PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:36 30 August 2017

Getting down and dirty at the Holy Grit course

Getting down and dirty at the Holy Grit course

Obstacle courses are now more popular than marathons as the trend for testing yourself against the elements for charity grows. Cornwall’s five star, coastal oasis Trevornick is hosting Holy Grit, a unique, all terrain obstacle course designed to push contenders’ physical and mental strength to the limits this October 7th – 9th. A weekend of coastal terrain challenges across sand dunes, beaches and sea cliffs, hot showers, live music and free pints for all campers, what could be better?

Every element is included in the course - water, fire, earth and wind. With names like twisted torment’, gates of hell’ and buried alive’, the challenges sound more like terrifying apocalyptic punishments than exercises. With 6km, 12km or 24km courses on Cornwall's leg-destroying sand dunes and towering sea cliffs, 30+ epic Hell-themed obstacles and running waves every 30 minutes from 10am - 2pm on Saturday 8 October, the event is for the toughest of the tough.  

Founder and organiser Jack Barrett explained how they designed their challenges,

“At Grit HQ we’re always trying come up with new ways of testing our Gods of Grit. As part of that we came up with Grit Hit the Fan, a very simple, yet highly gritty obstacle designed to assault all five senses. Feel the blast of hot air engulf you as you blindly crawl up a sand dune towards deafening fans.  Squint through the swirling sand, whilst choking on tasteless grit filling your nose, mouth and ears. Just as the intensity becomes unbearable you must pluck up the courage to keep crawling forwards and emerge victorious.” Anyone who can come out of that smiling could take on anything.

There are three levels of race designed to suit every level: the 6km Deep Grit - 20+ epic obstacles and leg-destroying sand dunes, 12km - God of Grit which adds an extra 6km around Cornwall's towering sea cliffs and 30+ of our legendary obstacles and the 24km - Apocalypse Grit for the certifiably crazy contenders willing to undertake 2 laps of God of Grit and earn themselves the coveted title Apocalypse Survivor.

Enveloped in rugged coastal territory, Trevornick knows how to pick up the pieces when competitors are dirty and broken. Delicious warm food, soothing hot showers, a place to party and a place to sleep; “Everything a victorious God of Grit needs after an epic journey through Hell” said Jack.

When the fun’ of the course is over, there is loads for the contestants and their supporters to enjoy including live music and DJ sets from Origin Sounds, crazy golf or go-karting. If anyone can still stand, there is the option to rent a wetsuit and jump in for a surf with the legends at the Holywell Bay School of Surf.

For updates follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or see the website at: . Competitors will receive a free More Mile T-shirt, medal and goody bag, plus a free pint of Korev Lager, Rattler Cyder or soft drink for every camper. There will be a chilled-out, live music acoustic set on Friday night followed by a massive after party on the Saturday night. Groups of between two and nine will receive a 20% discount. There will be a further 20% off for groups of 10+ and free camping + club entry for under 18s. For more information, contact:

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