Family Events

Grit ‘N Wit Obstacle Dash 5k & Kids Run

The Grit ‘N Wit Obstacle Dash 5k and Kids Run will take place 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, run/walk as a family, or complete as an individual!

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!

Registration is available in advance online and at the event.  Online advance registration closes at 10PM on Saturday, October 22.  Click here to register online.

5k Adults (18+): $50 in advance, $60 at the event
5k Youth (ages 10-17): $25 in advance, $30 at the event
5k Family (2 adults/2 youth): $100 in advance, $125 at the event
Kids Run (ages 5-9): $10 in advance or at 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!

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. Click here to purchase an honor flag.

For questions about the event, contact Davie Cedela at 203-920-1641 or

Click here to register for the race. Click here to purchase an honor flag. Questions/More Information: Contact Davie Cedela 203-920-1641 Groups 10 or more: Contact Will Schwartzstein 203-920-1652