Volunteers

We need more than 100 volunteers to make everything work. The Gritty doesn’t happen, and is a lot less fun without our impressive volunteer crew. You can sign up to help here.

Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center

is proud to present:

The Third annual

Gretna Gritty

5k Mud run and Walk-A-thon

Plus the Nitty Gritty

May 9th 2015

 

PHOTOS ARE UP! CLICK HERE!

Thank you for being a part of a wonderful day at Gretna Glen.  If you are looking for results the 2015 Gretna Gritty Competitive Runs, please click here.  Please don't forget that it's still not too late to donate (click here)!  We can still reach our goal of $50,000 if everyone who enjoyed the Gritty chipped in (donations will be live on this site until June 9th)! If you have lost & found, or other questions, please contact gritty@gretnaglen.org.  We are so blessed by the 1,000 plus participants and spectators, and the more than 100 volunteers who joined us.  God is good - all the time!

Our Goal:
Bring this AMAZING event into year three with the BEST course around & Raise $50,000 for Gretna Glen’s “Pathway to Our Future” finance initiative.

      

About

 This event is a 5k mud run with 19+ obstacles set in the beautiful, rugged terrain of the Mt. Gretna area. Participants can expect to encounter mud, water, fire, rocks, earth, and climbs that excite the mud runner in us all!  There are Competitive, and Non-Competitive Options, as well as Team Options for all events.

All proceeds for this event excluding the costs of participation will go directly toward Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center's "Pathway to the Future" Initiative. We seek to cast off our burden of debt so that camp can continue free of financial struggle, transforming lives for many years to come. Our goal this year is to have at least 600 runners and raise more than $50,000! With your help, we can make this come true.

We will also host a 5k Walk-A-Thon the same day, and the "Nitty Gritty" kids fun run which gets kids (5-11 years old) in on the action with a 1 mile fun run. All Nitty Gritty participants get a Gretna Gritty t-shirt, lunch, and smiles for the whole ride home. All Gritty runners and Walk-A-Thon-ers can expect lunch, medals, special promotions, a sweet Gretna Gritty t-shirt, and memories to last a lifetime!

      

Fundraising

Over the last two years, the Gritty has been able to raise more than $67,000! That itself is a huge achievement but we’re not done yet. All proceeds for this event, excluding the costs of participation, will go directly toward Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center's "Pathways to the Future" finance initiative. We seek to cast off our burden of debt so that camp can continue free of financial struggle, transforming lives for many years to come. Our goal this year is to have at least 600 runners and raise more than $50,000! With your help, we can make this come true.

           

Cost of registration

 

Non-Competitive Runs Walk-A-Thon

Competitive Runs
Before March 28th $55.00 $65.00
March 29-April 15 $60.00 $70.00
April 16-May 2nd $65.00 $75.00
Race Day $70.00 $80.00

  

 Nitty Gritty Price:  $20 - Always

         

Chip Timing Disclaimer

This year, the only professionally timed heats will be the competitive heats. In an effort to save you money, we encourage any non-competitive runners to time themselves (our race director Dan says his watch has made it through two Gritty courses). If you don’t want to compete, but you want to be professionally timed, just sign up for the competitive heats anyway. It is REALLY OKAY to just wait at the back of the pack during the competitive run.