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!
Mud obstacles have varying degrees of difficulty, and 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!
Tenacity on a Mission
A portion of every registration fee is donated the non-profit causes: First Descents (adventure activities for young adule cancer fighters and survivors) and the Women's Resource Center of Southern West Virginia (provides temporary shelter, counseling, advocacy and supportive services for victims, survivors, and witnesses of domestic and sexual violence). *In 2016, Gritty Chix donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and First Descents.
ACE Adventure Resort gift certificates awarded at the pre-run announcements to the:
Most Creative Team Name
Best Team Costume
Teams are welcome but not necessary.
It's all about excitement, laughter and camaraderie so we encourage lending a helping hand to all Gritty Chix throughout the course.
The biggest team will get special recognition.
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; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registrations received before midnight June 30 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt
$40 early-bird-registration until midnight, April 4
$45 April 5 and after
Online pre-registration closes at midnight, August 3
$45 on the day of the event
Campsite. Mud. Fun. Showers. 8pm entertainment at the Lost Paddle Lounge. Special Gritty-Chix-only discounts on adventure options while you’re here.
Registrations before June 30 include a FREE Gritty Chix t-shirt.
Saturday night campsite (optional upon registration).
Registrations before midnight June 30 get a Free t-shirt.
Access to shower houses/changing rooms.
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!
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!
*This is the fourth annual Gritty Chix event. The year 2016 boasts our largest attendance with 790 Gritty Chix runners! We have plenty of room for more :D
Friday: 6PM-9PM - Early 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.)
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 Swag
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.
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.
Follow our Facebook Event Page LINK and don’t forget to #grittychix your posts and photos!
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.
Participants can transfer their registration (fee included).
No outside alcoholic beverages or glass bottles.
Print, fill in the blanks, and bring the Waiver with you to check-in.
Central NYC Stadium