The New Canaan YMCA presents the Grit 'N Wit Obstacle Dash 5k & Kids Run

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The New Canaan YMCA presents the Grit 'N Wit Obstacle Dash 5k & Kids Run
Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:00 AM
New Canaan YMCA Grit N Wit Obstacle Dash, New Canaan, CT
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  • Registration Price: $10.00 - $100.00
  • Show Type: Obstacle
  • Tags: Community
  • Where: New Canaan YMCA Grit N Wit Obstacle Dash Waveny Trail New Canaan, CT 06840
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The New Canaan YMCA is proud to present the Grit ‘N Wit Obstacle Dash 5k & Kids Run on Sunday, October 23 in Waveny Park, New Canaan!  Enjoy a fun day outside with family and friends while honoring our servicemen and women and supporting two great causes!  All proceeds support the summer camp financial assistance program at the Y and The Little Warriors Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing meaningful experiences and adventures to the children of Navy SEALS.  
The Kids Run begins at 11 AM and is a short run with kid-friendly obstacles appropriate for ages 5-9.
The 5k obstacle dash begins at 11:30 AM and is open to ages 10+ and is the first obstacle course where brain meets brawn! You and your teammates will be working together to take on 17 physical obstacles and mental challenges throughout Waveny Park! Put together a team (we recommend 4 indivdiuals - though more or less is fine) and simply sign-up on-line (either individually or together). If you're the first person, then "Create New Team." If you're the second, third, etc., then "Join Existing Team." No team, no worries! You can complete this as an individual as well!

This event is designed to be fun so you can go as fast or as slow as you want. If a physical challenge seems too daunting, feel free to go around it. For those teams that are looking to compete, we will be keeping track of time and awarding medals to the winning teams. After you finish, stick around for food and music!

On-line registration closes at 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd. You can still register at the event though prices increase to $60 for adults (from $50) and $30 for individuals ages 10-17 (from $25). If you do register online, please print off your ticket confirmation and bring it to the event. 
If you have a team of 10 or more please contact Will Schwartzstein at (203) 920-1652 or

Awards will be given to the top finishing teams/families as well as the team/families with the best costumes!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd! Feel free to contact Davie Cedela with any questions: or by phone at (203) 920-1641. For any questions regarding registration, please contact James Moher at

For additional information on volunteering at this event please contact Nicki Jezairian at (203) 920-1657 or

Runners and non-runners also have the opportunity to recognize a loved one who has served or is currently serving our country with an American flag displaying his/her name that will be posted along the course.