April 8th 2017

My family and friends want to come check out the event, and cheer me on.
Is there any admission fee?

There is NO fee for spectators to come watch. Moody Gardens is a spectacular place for watching. The Grounds of Moody Gardens are free of charge. Additionally, there are also many great activities and attractions available for them, for a fee. Food is also available for a fee, in various restaurants and snack bars on Moody Gardens Property. You may purchase deeply discounted Moody Gardens Passes to get you (and them) into the attractions. You may purchase those online: www.moodygardens.org/vip
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What happens if there is inclement weather on event day?
Will Gritty Kids be cancelled?

Unless things are considered dangerous, the Gritty Kids will go on, rain or shine. We do reserve the right to cancel, delay, or postpone the event due to weather and circumstances beyond our control.


What are the obstacles and terrain like?

It’ll all be on grass, mud, sand, or wet/mucky ground. You will get muddy! You’ll also crawl through tubes and under things. You’ll need to balance. Please note that you are allowed to skip any obstacle that you don’t feel comfortable attempting.


Do I need to know how to swim?

Nope, you won’t be going into the water.


What do I get for my registration fee?

The greatest thing since sliced bread, we think. You’ll get a groovy Gritty Kids tee shirt, a great and truly unique course, and a finishers dog tag, plus a complimentary ice cream sundae.


What should I wear?

You’re gonna get muddy and dirty! We don’t recommend wearing your nice stuff or shoes! Other than that, it’s up to you. Wear something comfortable, but remember that your clothing and shoes could get pretty banged up and stained. Be sure to bring some dry, warm clothes with you, to change into after you’ve crossed the finish line!!!


What if I can’t complete a particular obstacle?

The event is non-competitive, so no sweat if you can’t do one of the obstacles, or don’t feel comfortable attempting it. However, we’ve designed all of the obstacles to be challenging, but doable. We’d love you to try to complete each obstacle, but if you feel you can’t then you can go around.


What is the minimum and maximum ages allowed to participate?

The minimum age to participate is 6, and the maximum is 16. However, you may bring along an adult (male or female) with you through the course, if you choose. There is a $5 fee for the accompanying adult, to cover the insurance.


Are there refunds?

No, unfortunately, there are no refunds. However, you may transfer your entry to another person if you have a friend who’d like to take your place. There is a $5 transfer fee that will be deducted from the credit card refund to the original owner of the entry


Can I use another person’s registration? How do I do this?

Yes, transferring of registrations is not a problem. The person who can no longer participate will have to log back in to their active.com account (or create one if they did not at registration) and transfer their registration to the other person there. This can be done up to 2 days before the event. If you need help with this, contact info@grittygoddess.com. There is a $5 transfer fee that will be deducted from the credit card refund to the original owner of the entry.


If you have any other questions, please contact info@grittygoddess.com or call us at 203 314-3059




EVENT DAY!

PACKET PICK-UP

We ask that you show up at least 1hr before the 2:00 pm start to pick up your race day packet. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to park and get to the registration area! In order to retrieve your packet, you’ll need a to bring a photo ID or have a parent/guardian with you. Your packet will include your race bib with safety pins, and your goodies. Your race bib should be secured to the front of your shirt using the provided safety pins.


PARKING

Moody Gardens has ample parking in their lots and the surrounding areas. Please leave yourself extra time to walk from the parking areas to the registration area and Gritty Kids site. The site is located at One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX.


WHAT TO WEAR

Wear what you’re comfortable in!

You’re gonna get muddy and dirty! We don’t recommend wearing your nice stuff or shoes! Other than that, it’s up to you. Wear something comfortable, but remember that your clothing and shoes could get pretty banged up and stained. Be sure to bring some dry, warm clothes with you, to change into after you’ve crossed the finish line!!! Be prepared for the elements. It could be hot, it could be cold. It could be sunny, it could be rainy. Be sure to bring some dry, warm clothes with you, to change into after you’ve crossed the finish line!!! We also recommend bringing extra towels, dry shoes, and a garbage bag to put your dirty stuff in. Remember, we’re in GALVESTON. Remember to wear waterproof sunscreen!


The Essentials

Good footwear

Leave your nice running shoes at home. We recommend a lightly used trail shoe with decent tread to get you through the course. We’ll be collecting unwanted racer shoes after the race and recycling them.


Change of clothes/towel

When you cross the finish line, you’ll be pretty gritty... We’ll have fountains to wash yourself off and tidy up, as well as changing areas for you. Be sure to bring a change of clothes, shoes and a towel with you. You can leave ‘em in your car, or bring ‘em with you and drop ‘em off at bag check. We will also have a bag check, so you can leave your change of clothes/towel with us during the race and retrieve after. If you wanna use bag check, be sure to bring a bag labeled with your bib number and your name!


GRITTY GODDESS ° info@grittygoddess.com