Location: ACE Adventure Resort

Admission: $45-$50

Category: grittychix,races,SPECIAL EVENTS


Gritty Chix Mud Run is the largest mud run in West Virginia, and a great weekend with the girls!

Get excited and test your own limits in the time and space you’re comfortable with, while gettin’ as Gritty as you wanna be on an untimed 5k Tenacious Trail or 1 Moxie Mile run and mud obstacle course designed for fun and laughter. Walk, sprint, skip, jog or dance through trails, over walls, through tubes, and mud pits with names like Commando Crawl, Over-Under Logs, and Slickey Slide!

Wear anything you feel comfortable in… a bikini, costume, overalls, prom dress… anything, but it will get dirty!

Chix is in the name, but we don’t exclude the guys that respect our grit – those guys are man enough to run with Gritty Chix!

Open to ages 10 and up, no exceptions; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


You choose – sweat it out on the Tenacious 5k Trail or don’t sweat it on the Moxie Mile. Both trails go through the mud obstacle course with a few additional mud-holes on the 5k. Obstacles have varying degrees of difficulty, but all obstacles are manageable. Some upper body strength is helpful and you have the option to bypass any obstacle you’re not comfortable tackling. Go for it before going around it – try to complete each one! It’s all about excitement, laughter and camaraderie so we encourage applause and lending a helping hand to all Gritty Chix throughout the course.

Water stations and first aid are available along the trails and at the finish line.


$40 early-bird registration until midnight February 28, eastern time.
$45 March 1 through June 20
Register before midnight April 30, eastern time, to get a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt.
Online registration closes at midnight June 20, eastern time.
$50 on-site registration June 21 & 22.


6pm – 8pm: Early check-in and late registration

8am: Volunteer check-in begins
8:30am: Gritty Chix check-in and late registration open
11am: First wave starts (recommended for competitive participants)

Plan to arrive 2 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.

Select your start time wave when you register.
100 Gritty Chix per 30 minute waves, starting at 11am and the final wave at 2:30pm.
Pre-run and Prize Announcements at the starting line before each wave.


ACE Adventure Resort gift certificate prizes are announced at the starting line!
Most Creative Team Name
Best Costume
Furthest Traveled


Teams are welcome but not necessary. The largest team gets special recognition, all day.

Free & Fun

Saturday night campsite (optional upon registration, bring your own gear or rent it here).
Bag Check.
Shower houses and changing rooms.
Shuttles to and from parking and shower facilities.
Hiking trails.
Live entertainment at The Lost Paddle Bar and Grill.
Special Gritty Chix discounts on adventure options while you’re here.
Registrations before April 30 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt (pick up at the event check-in pavilion).

Finish Line Fun

Water, rinse stations, and music at the finish line!
The fun doesn’t end at there – ACE is the largest outdoor Adventure Resort in the eastern US!
Stick around for free live music entertainment at the Lost Paddle Bar And Grill.
Check out the additional activities when you register, for great ways to spend your time making memories… a Lake Pass for more awesome fun or to kick back on the beach; refuel at the Lost Paddle Lounge, Woody’s Pizza, the Huge Dinner Buffet; and slip away to a private cabin with a hot tub!


Spectators enter for Free – bring your family and friends and their cameras to cheer for you at your Gritty best. Be sure to show your appreciation for their support after the race with a heartfelt mud covered hug!


Volunteers receive a FREE Half-Day Lake Pass and a FREE Campsite, to be used June 22 or later in 2019!

Sweet ACE Deals for Gritty Chix

We strongly recommend adding-on more fun stuff when you register, to reserve your fun at discounted prices. Gritty Chix get discounts on Campsites, Breakfast and Dinner Buffets, Lake Passes, Zip Lines, Rafting, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Climbing and Rappelling, Paintball, and Kids Camp!!

Gritty Chix Swag

Registrations received by April 30 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt (pick up at the event check-in pavilion).
Gritty Chix t’shirts $15 each, and stickers $3 each, are available in limited sizes and quantities in our Outfitter Store on event day.

Food & Drinks

Breakfast Buffet in the Lakeside Dining Hall, $12.95, open 6:30 to 10am ($9.95 if you add on when you register), prices are per person.
Lost Paddle Bar And Grill has wings, sandwiches, etc. and icy drinks, prices vary, open noon to midnight.
Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza specializes in pizza and calzones, prices vary, open noon to 8pm.
Huge Dinner Buffet in the Lakeside Dining Hall, $26.95, open 5pm to 8:30pm ($19.95 if you add on when you register), prices are per person.

Tenacity on a Mission

Your participation in Gritty Chix helps support southern West Virginia’s Women’s Resource Center providing supportive services for victims of domestic violence, and First Descents providing free outdoor adventure to young adult cancer fighters and survivors.

Recommended to Bring

Wear a solid pair of running shoes, and consider bringing a towel, a bag for wet clothes, a change of clothes, and waterproof sunscreen. Shower houses and changing rooms are available. If you forget to pack it, don’t sweat it, our Outfitter Store has many items you need.


Print, fill in the blanks, and bring your completed waiver with you to check-in.

Mud Run Waiver, click here. *Take General Waiver to Gritty Chix check-in.

Lake Waiver, click here. *Take Lake Waivers to the Welcome Center.

Waivers are available when you arrive, but we recommend you fill them out in advance so you can get to the good stuff sooner. *If you add other adventures, additional waivers will be needed and can be completed in the Welcome Center or in advance, click here.

No refunds.
Participants can transfer their registration.

No outside alcoholic beverages or glass bottles.
No pets.

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