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Our popular QLD event is held on a property by the base of Mt Tamborine. Easily accessible by both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it would be less than an hour road trip away!

Take on the full course of 10km and 30+ obstacles, or test the waters with our half course of 5km and 15+ obstacles. Remember - it's not about finishing the fastest, it's about finishing at all.

This True Grit course will see participants travel through harsh grasslands, balmy rainforest, tropical latana and numerous water bodies. Be prepared to get a little wet!

How to enter the True Grit - QLD

  1. 10K (Saturday)

    Run 10km
    AUD $127–AUD $142
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  2. True Grit Half 5km (Saturday)

    Run 5km
    AUD $106–AUD $116
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  3. 10K (Sunday)

    Run 10km
    AUD $117–AUD $132
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Types of Obstacles

Low Wire Entanglement:

You’ll commando crawl under barbed wire, through muddy terrain, being mindful of the simulated mines exploding around you. Be prepared to get down and get Gritty!

A Frame Cargo:

The A Frame is 4 metres up and 4 metres down. If you’re afraid of heights, keep your body low to the bar as you cross over the top, keeping in mind not to look down!

Traverse Ropes:

The Traverse Ropes obstacle is one of the most difficult obstacles at True Grit. It will leave your forearms fatigued and calves grazed. For those that fail, prepare for a dip!

Pontoon Bridge:

True Grit events will also contain multiple routes, determined by your ability to make decisions whilst fatigued.

The Rig:

The rig requires practised technique and great upper body strength.

The Ramp:

The Ramp is the final obstacle at True Grit. It will take all your effort to make it up the slippery slope by yourself. Even if you can make it, hold yourself on top and ensure your teammates make it. The finish line is your reward!

Event Details

What’s Included

What You Get With The Entry :

  • Finisher's t-shirt (on completion of the course)
  • Water and Sports Drinks throughout the event
  • Access to Medical Treatment
  • A Real Military Obstacle Challenge Experience
  • A Free Beer or Sangria when you finish the course!

Elite Racers :

The Elite Race Wave is for those interested in truly testing themselves against the fittest military and sporting people. The Elite Race Wave commences at 8.30 am and is open to the first 100 entrants. The first male and 1st female elite racer across the line wins $500 each!

Wristband and Finishers Top

Your True Grit wristband will be picked up on the event day and can be collected at the Registration Tent.

You will receive your Finishers top on completion of the course.

Food and Drink 

No alcohol will be allowed onto the site.

Independent venue stalls and alcohol will be available, as well as seating areas

Water will be available periodically during the course. First aid qualified personnel and equipment will be positioned along the course, as well as a doctor available at the medical area near the finish line.

Merchandise Tents

A 2XU True Grit merchandise tent is at every True Grit event across the country. The facility is equipped with credit card facilities so you don’t need to be concerned with bring a large amount of cash with you on the day.

Raceday Logistics

Race Day Schedule:

8:30 am - Elite Wave START

8:35 am - 12:00 pm - 12K Waves START (every 5 mins)

10:00 am - Gold Medalists Wave START

12:05 -1:00 p, - Half Waves START (every 5 mins)

Kit List
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.

Go Pro's or similar devides may be worn, however, we take no responsibility if they are lost during your course. We advise you to secure the device during water or mud obstacles.

Spectator entry is free, come along and support!!


True Grit volunteers can be the first face thousands of participants see. Whatever you do as a True Grit volunteer you are the backbone of making the event run smoothly for all our Gritters.
Volunteer numbers are limited to the 25 per event, and applicants are not guaranteed a position as event organisers reserve the right to hand pick 25 of the most appropriate applicants.


- Registration to provide the first welcome to the thousands of
True Grit participants.

- Bag drop is a key part of the participant experience, and typically the
last stop before Gritters make their way to the start line.

- Finish line to help organise finishers t-shirts and drinks
for participants.

- Obstacle marshals are people who help to encourage and motivate our participants and teach them technique as they embark on a 10+km challenge, with 30+ obstacles.

True Grit volunteers, need to show some grit at times just like our participants. We start early as morning shifts kick off at 7.00am. We need people who are up for the challenge and who are prepared to work with others.

True Grit Volunteers Receive:

- 'Official's' top to wear and keep.

- Run the course FREE (on other day of the same event)

- Front-row seats to the best action in the house.

- Lunch pack and drinks.

- Free access to the event and free parking.

If you volunteer for True Grit, you can run for the course for FREE.

Therefore, if you volunteer on:

1. Saturday, you can run for Free on Sunday in any wave start time.

2. Sunday, you get to run on Saturday (you need to register and pay, we then simply reimburse you after your volunteer shift on Sunday)


Everyone who applies to be a True Grit volunteer must be able to do the following:

- Be 18 years of age or older. If you are younger than this you can volunteer, but will need accompanying adult supervision and with a signed parent or guardian consent form.

- Attend your shift and if you don’t attend you won’t receive any ofthe benefits.

- An ability to speak and read English.

- Flexibility for which role you will do.

Please get in contact at [email protected]


What is the minimum age that I can enter?
All race participants need to be a minimum of 16 years of age. 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 only as spectators.

Do I need to sign a waiver to participate?
Yes, all race participants will need to read and acknowledge the True Grit Terms and Conditions and Waiver online during the registration process. Under 18’s need a parent or guardian to sign an Under 18 Indemnity waiver. This will be emailed in the week prior to the event or can be signed by the parent or guardian on arrival to the event.

What about if I’m injured? Can I get a refund?
True Grit cannot assess people’s injuries and therefore do not offer a refund. You are encouraged to come along and spectate at the event. You can transfer to another person to take your registration.

Name transfers can only be made in the morning of the event at the Information Tent and there is a $20 administration fee to do this (cash only).

At the Event

How fit do I need to be to participate?
True Grit events are designed to test both physical and mental grit. You will need some endurance to complete the course. There are two training programs (Intermediate/Advanced) provided under the “True Grit Training” section on this website. Alternatively, you may want to walk the course and only attempt some obstacles. True Grit encourages participants of all fitness levels.

Do I need to be able to swim?
You should be confident to at least swim 20 metres. Safety staff will be at all water locations to assist you if required. If you are not a confident swimmer you can bypass the obstacle.

How big can by team be?
Your team can be as big as you want. We recommend a minimum of 2 people per team, just to ensure you have the extra hands that maybe needed to complete some obstacles.

Is there any water or first aid available during the course?
Water will be available periodically during the course. First aid qualified personnel and equipment will be positioned along the course, as well as a doctor available at the medical area near the finish line.

Giving something back
Adam and Matt are the founders of True Grit. Their combined experience in the Australian Army spans over 33 years, with the last 20 years in Special Forces. Adam and Matt last deployed operationally together in 2010, when Matt was wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED). Interestingly, on that day, Adam was responsible for communicating the CASEVAC (casualty evacuation) through for a helicopter extraction. Their hope is that these races will raise money to support the families of those we have lost and members that have been wounded in operations.

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