Thank you all for joining us for the 7th annual Gretna Gritty!

We are incredibly thankful for your participation in Gretna Glen's biggest fundraiser of the year!  For photos from the 2019 event click here. We will continue to upload photos as we have the opportunity.

Please put the 8th Annual Gretna Gritty on your calendar for May 9th, 2020. We can't wait to muddy up your 2020 vision!


GRETNA GLEN IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 7th ANNIVERSARY of the Gretna Gritty on may 11th 2019:

  Click on the links below to get to the registration site ( and check back here for details!



Saturday May 11th 2019: The Gretna Gritty is celebrating it's 7th year of muddy fun! This year we plan to have more runners than ever and raise $50,000 for Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center - God's Place Apart, Transforming Lives!  THIS YEAR 50% of our race profits will be put toward the re-paving of our camp road. You can help us to pave the way for the 10,000 plus people who join us at Gretna Glen every year! The other 50% will continue to be donated toward our Pathways to the Future Finance Initiative. With competitive, non competitive, and children's options there is something for everyone. Sign up today!

Competitive and Non-Competitive:

Competitive waves will run at 8:00 and 8:10 am- all Competitive runners will be chip timed by professionals from Falcon Race Timing.  Competitive runners are expected to do obstacles to completion OR finish a set amount of burpees.  

Non-competitive waves will begin at 8:30 and run through 12 Noon (final start).  These waves are all the mess with half the stress- no need to finish every obstacle and walking is welcome!  This year we will be clearing the Gretna Gritty course at 1:30 PM - so if you will need more than 1.5 hours to finish - please choose an earlier wave.

*The Walk-A-Thon option has not been discontinued, but absorbed into the non-comp. option.  If you just want to walk the course and go beside the obstacles - that is A-OKAY!  If you decide to get muddy - you're covered there also.


Competitive teams:  These teams are 4 people - no more/ no less.  When you create a competitive team you are guaranteed the 4 spots you need.  If your team doesn't fill up you will just run as individuals. The team award ceremony will be held after the inital awards ceremony as these results take longer to finalize

Non-competitive teams:  We love our big non-competitive teams - thank you team leaders! These teams can be as large as you want but please pay close attention to the registration limits and choose a wave with enough spots for your team.  Also it is best to create your team and have everyone sign up within a short period of time to be sure you've all registered together.  If you have any complications feel free to e-mail

Swag and Awards:

ALL RUNNERS (Nitty Gritty Included) will receive:

  • Medals
  • T-Shirt with Sweet Gretna Gritty Design (Register by 4-27-2019 to receive a T-Shirt)
  • Lunch (Burger, Hot Dog, Salad, Chips, Drink - Vegetarian options available)
  • Swag Bag with Promotional offers and sponsorship materials
  • Camaraderie
  • Bruises, Scrapes, and Mud!
  • Memories to last a lifetime

Award ceremony:

The award ceremony for the Competitive Event will begin promptly at 9:30 am. Awards will be given for:

  • Top 3 Male Overall
  • Top 3 Female Overall

Recognition will be given for the top finishers in each age category (12,19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

Results will also be posted online within 12 hours of the completion of the event.

 Nitty Gritty:

In it's 6th year - the Nitty Gritty is a 1.3 mile kids obstacle run for kids 5-11 years old.  Show up anytime between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm for 10+ obstacles filled with mud and fun! Odds are - your child will want to run it more than once! While your child is doing the NItty Gritty we ask if a guardian could stay at the start and finish area (right next to each other) in the event that your child has any needs while on the course. This is where they will return upon completion, or if they have any trouble on the course (lost a shoe, got tired, etc.).

*Parents may run alongside their kids - but they may not participate in the obstacles.

*Obstacles are supervised - trail is monitored.

*Multiple laps are allowed - but our staff reserve the right to ask a child to be done if they seem too tired, or overstimulated for their own safety.

parking and logistics:

You will receive confirmation e-mails when you register with some of the details - but we won't send out the final parking and logistical update until 1 week before the event.  Check back at for the most up to date info. Please make sure that the domain name "" is not registering as spam.

REfunds and Transfers

We have a no refund policy for this event. In extreme circumstances, we ask that participants message the race director at .  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Transfers may be considered up to two weeks before the event, however there may be additional fees to this.  Please message   for further information.


With questions or concerns please contact