Gritty Chix Mud Run
June 19, 2021
Location: ACE Adventure Resort
Category: grittychix,races,SPECIAL EVENTS
Voted #1 Mud Run/Adventure Race in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, in the 2020 Best of the Blue Ridge Readers’ Choice Awards by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine!
Gritty Chix Mud Run is back to ACE Adventure Resort this summer and we are ready to jump back into all that mud! No matter what Gritty Chix wear (athletic wear, costumes, or dresses), no matter how they look (aflame with glitter, game day face paint, or gloriously au natural), no matter how they start (sprinting, jogging, or moseying along), no matter how hard they laugh or grit their teeth along the way, they cross the finish line as mud covered and as triumphant as they want to! Second to none.
Gritty Chix Mud Run is where you cut loose and let it fly! It’s all good.
Walk, sprint, skip, jog, crawl and dance through trails, over walls, through tubes, and mud pits! You’re gonna sweat a little, challenge yourself a little, get a little mud in your teeth, and you’re gonna have a lotta fun.
Held at ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill WV, the largest outdoor adventure resort in West Virginia, ACE has most everything you may need on-site: food, drinks, shopping, adventure activities, cabins and campsites. Some Gritty Chix run in and out for the mud while others make it a weekend getaway on their terms! There’s a Waterpark and swimming lake with a beach, there’s music and drinks on the deck of the Lost Paddle; options to pop a tent on a campsite or a get cozy in a cabin, and other adventures like ATV’s, hiking trails, ziplines, climbing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, rafting, kayaking, relaxing massage, mountain biking, and paintball!
Open to everyone ages 10 and up; under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No exceptions.
We don’t exclude the guys that respect our grit – These Dirty Dudes are welcome to run with us!
You choose – the 5k Tenacious Trail or the Moxie Mile?
Both woodland trails converge on the mud obstacle course, with a few additional mud-holes on the Tenacious Trail. Obstacles have varying degrees of difficulty, but all are manageable. 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, hoots, hollers, and lending a helping hand. Water and first aid are stationed along the trails and at the finish line.
Early Bird Pricing – $40 (Before 12/31)
Advance Pricing – $45 (1/1 thru 6/16)
On-Site Registration Pricing – $55
6pm – 8pm: Early check-in and on-site late registration.
7:30am: Volunteer check-in
8:30am: Gritty Chix check-in and late registration open.
9:30am: Volunteer check-in
11am: First Gritty Chix wave starts (recommended for competitive participants).
2:30pm: Final Gritty Chix wave starts.
Plan to arrive 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.
Select your start time when you register. 11:00 wave is recommended for competitive participants. 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.
Most Creative Team Name
*ACE Adventure Resort gift certificate prizes will be announced at the starting line and posted in the Lost Paddle. Pick up prizes in the finish line!
Teams are welcome but not necessary. The largest team gets special recognition.
Free & Fun
Race Medal at Finish Line
Free Gritty Chix Race Shirt (When you sign up before 4/30/21)
Saturday night campsite (optional upon registration, bring your own gear or rent it from ACE)
Secure Bag Check to hold your goodies while you get muddy
Shower houses and changing rooms to get clean after the run
Shuttles to and from parking and shower facilities
Hiking trail access and use
Live entertainment at The Lost Paddle Bar and Grill
Special Gritty Chix discounts on adventure activities.
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! 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 mountaintop campsite under the stars!
Sweet ACE Deals
We strongly recommend adding-on other fun stuff when you register to lock in at discounted prices. Gritty Chix get discounts on Campsites, Breakfast and Dinner Buffets, Waterpark Passes, and Rafting, Ziplines, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Climbing, Paintball, and Kids Camp!
Reserve a Cabin at ACE: 833-275-0966 or online
Reserve ATV tours at ACE: 304-461-6961 or online
Food & Drinks
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available at the Lost Paddle Bar and Grill. Options include wings, sandwiches, pizza and more plus the bar has a large selection of local craft beer alongside your favorite domestic staples and cocktails.
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.
Volunteers receive a FREE Full-Day Waterpark Pass, to be used June 19 or later in 2021. Volunteers are also welcome to camp for free Friday & Saturday night.
Gritty Chix Swag
Gritty Chix t-shirts ($15), and stickers are available in limited sizes and quantities in our Outfitter Store on event day. Registrations received by April 30, 2021 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt to be picked up at the event check-in pavilion.
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.
Recommended To Bring
Wear a solid pair of running shoes
Towel to dry off after using our free showers (Shower houses and changing rooms are available)
Bag/Trashbag for wet/dirty clothes
Comfy change of clothes
If you forget to pack it, the Outfitter Store at the resort has many items you may need.
Everyone needs one.
The General Liability waiver is available on our event website here. 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
The Fine Print
Transferring Gritty Chix registration is only available through the active.com registration site.