Gritty Chix Mud Run ’22
June 18, 2022
Location: ACE Adventure Resort
Category: grittychix,races,SPECIAL EVENTS
Gritty Chix Mud Run 2022
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.
Gritty Chix Schedule
Friday, June 17, 2022
Early Check In @ The Lost Paddle (Until 9:00pm)
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Racer Check-in and Late Registration Opens.
First Gritty Chix Racer Wave Starts
Final Gritty Chix Wave Starts.
Awards Ceremony @ The Lost Paddle
Emmy Davis Live @ The Lost Paddle
Erica Lilly Live @ The Lost Paddle
MA’AM Live @ The Lost Paddle
About The Venue
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!
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 FAQs
Can guys participate, or is this a women only event?
We don’t exclude the guys that respect our grit – These Dirty Dudes are welcome to run with us!
Is there a minimum age for racers?
Open to everyone ages 10 and up; under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No exceptions.
What should I 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
- Waterproof sunscreen
If you forget to pack it, the Outfitter Store at the resort has many items you may need.
Do I have to be on a team to race?
Teams are welcome but not necessary. The largest team gets special recognition.
Will prizes be awarded?
Yes! Prizes will be awarded for the following:
- Most Creative Team Name
- Best Costume
- Furthest Traveled
- Largest Team
*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!
Are spectators welcome? (I have an entourage)
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.
The Race Course
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.
Gritty Chix Hall Of Fame
Free And Fun!
We’ve got some great perks for all of our racers like…
- Race Medal at the Finish Line
- Free Gritty Chix Race Shirt (When you sign up before 4/30/21)
- Secure Bag Check to hold your goodies while you get muddy
- Shower houses and changing rooms to get clean after the run
- Free Parking
- 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!
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.
Food And 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.
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
Waivers And Fine Print
Waivers… 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
Transferring Gritty Chix registration is only available through the active.com registration site.