2024 Gritty Chix Mud Run will benefit New River Conservancy

OAK HILL — The 10th Gritty Chix Mud Run will be held Saturday at ACE Adventure Resort. Gritty Chix is a fun run where participants sprint, walk, skip or dance through an obstacle course full of walls, tubes, and mud pits. Each year part of the registration price is donated to a community cause, and this year’s run will benefit the New River Conservancy. 

More than 700 people from West Virginia and surrounding states will tackle the Moxie Mile or the 5K Tenacious Trail. The two courses have varying degrees of difficulty, but all challenges are manageable or can be bypassed. 

ACE suggests runners “go for it before going around it” and lend a helping hand because the run is all about fun and camaraderie. 

Runners can go solo or as part of a team, and spectators are free to cheer them on. Costumes, glitter, face paint, and anything in between are encouraged. The run is not limited to just Gritty Chix. Dirty Dudes and kids are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for categories like Most Creative Team Name, Best Costume, and Furthest Traveled. Free live music will kick off at 2 p.m. at The Lost Paddle Bar & Grill on site at ACE Adventure Resort. 

Participants can register up to the day of the event, but ACE encourages signing up before then because the run is capped at 900. Advanced registration and special Gritty Chix discounts on adventure activities ends June 19. Registration and details can be found on the ACE Adventure Resort website at: https://aceraft.com/event/gritty-chix-mud-run-2/. 

 The staff, board of directors, and volunteers of the New River Conservancy are dedicated to protecting the waters, woodlands, and wildlife of the New River Watershed. The New River winds its way through three states and countless communities who have depended on its bounty for generations. We are here to protect it and to ensure that the waters that feed it are clean; that the land supports vibrant plants and animals; and that the communities that rely on it are passionate and empowered advocates for a healthy New River.