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All the Gritty Details for Gritty Chix Mud Run


Runners at the start of a race

The Gritty Chix Mud Run is coming to ACE Adventure Resort June 19th 2021! The address for your GPS is 1 Concho Rd., Oak Hill, WV 25901. Are you ready to test your limits? We have the untimed 5K Tenacious Trail that will challenge your endurance, maybe, you have been working out more during quarantine and are feeling fit? Or maybe, you are ready for the Moxie Mile Mud run; this is one physical mile of excitement and fun in the mud! You can dance, walk, jog, run and skip over walls, nets, obstacles and commando crawl through mud pits!

Gritty Chix group at finish line


When you arrive at ACE, You will want to start at the ACE Welcome Center if you are planning to Camp or any other Lodging. If you are traveling the day of the Race, you will be directed where to park your vehicle and you will check- in for the Race at the Big Top Trip Check-in Pavilion. ACE will have volunteers to help find your way.

Friday:  6pm – 8pm: Early check-in and on-site late registration.

Saturday: 7:30am: Volunteer check-in

8:30am: Gritty Chix check-in and late registration open.

9:30am: Volunteer check-in

WARM UP AND WAVES! Show up a little early for your wave so you may warm up with Zumba and with your wave before the starting.  At 11:00am the  First Gritty Chix wave starts (recommended for competitive participants). Waves will continue every ½ hour until the 2:30pm: Final Gritty Chix wave starts. Plan to arrive  a minimum of 1.5 hours before your scheduled start time to allow plenty of time for shuttling, check-in, waivers, bibs, t-shirt pick-up, bag check, restroom, etc. You should have selected your start time when you registered. There will be 100 Gritty Chix participants in consecutive 30-minute waves, starting at 11am and the final wave at 2:30pm.

Water, rinse stations, and music at the finish line! Stick around for the Live Music from The Company Stores and Ma’am Playing at Lost Paddle.

THE FUN DOESN’T STOP THEREACE is the largest outdoor adventure resort in the eastern US! There are great ways to spend your time making memories. Stick around for free live music entertainment at the Lost Paddle Bar and Grill and add other adventures.  A Waterpark Pass is one way to add more awesome fun to your weekend or kick back and relax on the beach; grub at the Lost Paddle; and slip away to a private cabin with a hot tub or a quiet mountain top campsite.

Guests enjoying ACE waterpark after Gritty Chix Mud Run

SPECTATORS: Spectators enter for Free – or for the price of a muddy hug – bring your family and friends with their cameras to cheer for you at your grittiest best. SWEET ACE DEALS-We strongly recommend adding-on other fun stuff when you register to lock in at discounted prices. Gritty Chix gets discounts on Campsites, Breakfast and Dinner, Buffets, Waterpark Passes, and Rafting, Ziplines, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Climbing, Paintball, and Kids Camp!

Volunteers receive a FREE Full-Day Waterpark Pass and T-shirt,  to be used June 19 or later in 2021. Volunteers are also welcome to camp for free Friday & Saturday night.
Live United group

TENACITY ON A MISSION: Your participation in Gritty Chix helps support The United Way of Southern West Virginia working to improve lives in Southern West Virginia by focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: health, education and financial stability. The United Way will have a box truck available to accept donations to restock the United Way pantries with canned food, unopened packages of baby diapers and a pair of socks and/or shoes for children aged 5-18 years old.  Every donation will receive a raffle ticket to win a Whitewater Rafting Trip for up to 8 people at ACE adventure resort.

WAIVERS: Everyone needs one. The General Liability waiver is available on our event website. Print, fill in the blanks, and bring your completed waiver to check-in so you can get to the good stuff sooner. *Other activities, lodging and the waterpark may require additional waivers and agreements.  Sign up today:

THE FINE PRINT No refunds, No pets.

BY Rosie Carcaro

Rosalie Cacaro, BS grew up on a large farm in Southern Ohio, where her family raised cattle, horses, hay, corn and tobacco. She Studied Community Health at Ohio University and in 1994, during her time in college, she began raft guiding in West Virginia on the New and Gauley Rivers.

In 1996, she began video kayaking on those same two amazing rivers and in 1998 began doing both at ACE Adventure Resort. While she always kept a deep love for whitewater, and a part-time connection to ACE, things changed with the birth of her son.

In 2000, she began a full- time career in Community Health, where she worked until 2019 as an Adolescent Health Coordinator and Health Educator.  She had a long career but, by 2019, she felt overdue for a  new career and found herself back at the place she always loved,  ACE, where she is happily employed as the Wedding Coordinator and Assistant Events Coordinator.