Have fun 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) fun-run and mud obstacle course designed for excitement, 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, Slickey Slide, and more! Wear anything you feel comfortable in. Anything. A bikini, a costume, overalls, a prom dress, whatever. But it will get dirty!
You choose - sweat it out on the Tenacious 5k Trail or don't sweat it on the Moxie Mile. Some 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!
Teams are welcome but not necessary. Chix is in the name, but we won’t exclude the guys that respect our Grit - those guys are man enough to run with Gritty Chix! It's all about excitement, laughter and camaraderie so we encourage lending a helping hand to all Gritty Chix throughout the course. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Adventurous spectators can volunteer at water stations and direct runners along the trail and obstacles and receive 1 FREE Half-Day Waterpark Pass (limited to 25 volunteers).
Friday: 6PM-9PM - Early Check-in
8AM-9AM - Volunteer Check-in
9AM-11:45AM - Check-in
11:45AM - Pre-run and Prize Announcements
12PM - Run Start (100 Gritty Chix per 10 minute waves, approx.)
Finish Line Fun!
The fun doesn't end at the finish line - ACE is an Outdoor Adventure Resort! Stick around for free live entertainment at the Lost Paddle Lounge beginning at 8pm. Check out Package Options for great ways to spend your time making memories, like a Lake Pass for more awesome fun or to kick back on the beach, and refuel at the Lost Paddle, Woody’s, and/or the Huge Dinner Buffet, or slip away to relax or celebrate in a private cabin with a hot tub!
8PM - FREE Entertainment at Lost Paddle Lounge
*Arrive early for check-in to allow plenty of time for bag checks, check-in/registration, waivers, bibs, etc.
Gritty Chix t’shirts, $15 each (registrations received before June 30 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt).
Gritty Chix stickers, $3 each.
*Available in limited sizes and quantities in ACE’s Outfitter Store.
Package Options - Sweet ACE Deals Just for Gritty Chix
Add-on water park passes, rafting, zip lines, paintball, rappelling, rafting, stand up paddle boarding, camping and dining when you register or show your runner bib for event-day discounts (space is limited; we strongly recommend adding-on at the time of registration to reserve your fun). Prices are per person.
Cabins range from 1 - 5 bedrooms and bunkhouses; and from modern to rustic. Not included on the Gritty Chix registration page - call for availability and reservations 877-787-3982.
Food & Drinks
Available for purchase at the event (show your runner bib):
Breakfast Buffet in the Lakeside Dining Hall, $11.95 per person, 6:30-10AM.
Drinks and snacks at the Finish Line (cash only; no plastic) - keep a few bucks on you but don’t mention where you carried it!
Lost Paddle Bar & Grill has wings, sandwiches, etc. and icy drinks, prices vary, Noon-Midnight.
Woody’s Brick Oven Patio Grill specializes in pizza, prices vary, Noon-8PM.
Huge Dinner Buffet in the Lakeside Dining Hall, $19.95 per person, 5PM-8:30PM.
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.
No refunds - Participants can transfer their registration - No outside alcoholic beverages or glass bottles - No pets
Print, fill in the blanks, and bring this General Waiver with you to check-in
Tenacity on a Mission
Your participation in Gritty Chix helps support southern West Virginia’s Women’s Resource Center providing temporary shelter, counseling, advocacy and supportive services for victims, survivors, and witnesses of domestic and sexual violence, and First Descents young adult cancer fighters and survivors. *In 2016 Gritty Chix helped support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and First Descents young adult cancer fighters and survivors.