Donnybrook welcomes True Grit’s mentally gruelling military obstacle course

October 2017, Perth – Donnybrook: True Grit, the nation’s only Australian designed military inspired obstacle course, is back in Perth for this year, testing the State’s physical and mental endurance and supporting Australian soldiers and their families with over $150,000 in donations in the last five years.

True Grit Perth 2017 – Poster

On the 28 to 29 October, waves of participants will be running towards some of the most intimidating obstacles inspired by Australia’s regional natural terrain, over a 10-12km distance.

Co-founders, Adam McNamee and Matt Murphy, have a combined experience in the Australian Army spanning over 33 years, with the last 20 years in Special Forces. Adam said the event is a great opportunity to get together with friends, test your limits and support the armed forces, no matter what fitness level you are.

“True Grit is designed to be fun, inspiring and challenging, delivering a truly unique experience to those that dare,” Mr McNamee said.

True Git donates 2.5% of all profits to raise money for Legacy, supporting Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. It also contributes 2.5% of all profits to The Commando Welfare Trust, which assists families with emergency funding and long term financial support.

Legacy Australia Chairman, Tony Ralph, said True Grit really is a great way to have fun and do something that will put you out of your comfort zone.

“True Grit is something truly special in its support of defence families. By giving everyone the chance to put themselves in a soldier’s shoes for a few hours to experience the mental and physical demands it takes to be in the forces,” Mr Ralph said.

Scott Littlefair, local Firefighter and ex-soldier, is an obstacle racing pro but said he finds the community of True Grit to be one of the best.

“As an ex-soldier the course takes me back to my military roots while also assisting me with my current role by providing me reactive training and the ability to meet my community one-one-one in the field,” said Mr Littlefair.

Scott has competed in True Grit 12 times now and is making it a total of 17 at Perth this year.

The spectacular success of True Grit has led to the launch of the True Grit World Championships, seeing participants compete from all over the world in Sydney, 2018.

“True Grit participants look forward to a real Australian military experience which is what makes the event unique and I‘m very excited to take it worldwide,” Mr McNamee said.

For more information about True Grit or how to register, visit