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Gritty Goddess Race for Kids


This one’s for you, all of you boys and girls that are aged 6-16! It’s non-competitive! Your goals are to make it through the Gritty Course and have FUN! On the 1.5 mile course, you’ll meander your way through mud and muck near Offats Bayou. Yup, there will be mud. There will be sand. There will be foam. Along the way, you’ll go over, under, through, and into a variety of awesome obstacles, in your quest to be a Gritty Kid! If there’s an obstacle that spooks you, it’s ok. You can skip any of ‘em that seem too scary. If you want your mom or dad, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, grandfather or grandmother to tag along with you, that’s ok too! You’re allowed to bring one adult with you on the course!
SEE THE COURSE MAP HERE


Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554

Experience Life at Moody Gardens!

Looking for island fun? Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. At Moody Gardens®, you can experience life at the Rainforest Pyramid® – now open after $25 million in enhancements – featuring an assortment of exotic and endangered plants and animals from the rainforests of the world. Explore the Aquarium Pyramid® where you can meet a real penguin in our Penguin Encounter.

Then, tour traveling exhibits at the Discovery Museum and immerse yourself at the MG3D, 4D and Ridefilm theaters. Enjoy beautiful Galveston Bay on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and a little summer fun on the new lazy river at beautiful Palm Beach. Finally, take a swing at the Moody Gardens Golf Course and escape to the four-diamond Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center. Roll out of bed on Gritty Goddess morning, and be 50 yards from the start! Visit www.moodygardens.com for more details.


Saturday, October 11, 2014
3:00pm (packet pick-up begins at 2:00pm)


MUD…SWEAT…CHEERS! This one’s for you, all of you boys and girls that are aged 6-16! It’s non-competitive! Your goals are to make it through the Gritty Course and have FUN! On the 1.5 mile course, you’ll meander your way through mud and muck near Offats Bayou. Yup, there will be mud. There will be sand. There will be foam. Along the way, you’ll go over, under, through, and into a variety of awesome obstacles, in your quest to be a Gritty Kid! If there’s an obstacle that spooks you, it’s ok. You can skip any of ‘em that seem too scary. If you want your mom or dad, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, grandfather or grandmother to tag along with you, that’s ok too! You’re allowed to bring one adult with you on the course! There is a $5 fee for each accompanying adult, to cover insurance costs. SEE THE COURSE MAP HERE


You will get muddy. You’ll get sandy. You’ll get foamy! You’ll go through tubes, run through mud, crawl through a mud pit, climb over a wall, navigate your way through a maze, and climb a cargo net and a mulch pile, for starters!




Just when you need a little pick me up, The Clif Kids Cheer Station will be there to keep you rolling! We'll have a DJ pumping out tunes, cheering fans, signs and more. Have your support team join the fun too! Have 'em head out and cheer you on! They can make signs, grab a cowbell, and more!





ENTRY FEE

The entry fee is $35.
Any accompanying adult is $5, to cover insurance costs.

Kids will receive a tee shirt, finishers Dog Tag, race bib, entrance to Palm Beach for Day at the Beach, and post-race ice cream sundae.

Tee shirts in the correct size are only guaranteed if you register by September 15th.



Wanna help out, and help the get the kids through the course? Volunteer! Contact Mary T. Callahan at maryt@gotrgreaterhouston.org!
(Volunteer positions have been filled for the May 4th event.)


Make a weekend of it, and check out all that Moody Gardens has to offer! Deeply discounted Moody Gardens passes are being offered to our Gritty Kids and their families. Book your passes at:
www.moodygardens.org/vip
enter promo code-cap sensitive: gritty


Yup, we’ll have the Gritty Waterpark set up for you to wash away the grit and the grime after you cross the finish line! There’ll also be a place to change into clean clothes, if you want!


Everything you need to know and more for event day is HERE!


Yup, you may have some questions that aren’t covered. Take a look HERE at the Frequently asked Questions.

With all due respect to the Kentucky Derby, we think THIS is the most exciting two minutes in sports! THE RAINBOW CONNECTION MUCKY DUCKY Rubber Ducky Race at Palm Beach! Buy a duck, buy 10…We’ll send ‘em into the Lazy River, first one across the finish line wins! If it’s your duck, you’ll win a 2 night stay at Moody Gardens Hotel and a Pedicure at Moody Gardens Spa! The race will be Saturday night on Palm Beach, during the Day at the Beach, and before the fireworks! Purchase your Duck Bucks when you register for the Gritty Kids, or you may purchase them at registration if there are any left.

All of the net proceeds go to support The Rainbow Connection…The Rainbow Connection is a summer camp in Burton, TX for children and adolescents (ages 6-15) who have been treated for cancer or blood disorders at The University of Texas Medical Branch Children’s Hospital at Galveston, Texas. The camp is also open to the brothers and sisters of these children. Campers are from the state of Texas. The Goal of the Rainbow Connection: To provide children with cancer or blood disorders and their brothers and sisters a place to re-discover the self-esteem and confidence that is so often lost during the course of treatment for illness. For more information on The Rainbow Connection, go to www.rccamp.org.


Wanna get muddy, make a difference, and help out other kids too? Be a Rainbow Racer! It’s easy, be a Gritty Kid and raise money for The Rainbow Connection! Collect pledges from those you know, and donate it to The Rainbow Connection.

The Rainbow Connection is a summer camp in Burton, TX for children and adolescents (ages 6-15) who have been treated for cancer or blood disorders at The University of Texas Medical Branch Children’s Hospital at Galveston, Texas. The camp is also open to the brothers and sisters of these children. Campers are from the state of Texas. The Goal of the Rainbow Connection: To provide children with cancer or blood disorders and their brothers and sisters a place to re-discover the self-esteem and confidence that is so often lost during the course of treatment for illness. For more information on The Rainbow Connection, go to www.rccamp.org.


Got a mom, sister, aunt, grandmother or girlfriend who’d like to join in the fun, but are just a little on the older side? Have ‘em join The Sisterhood of the Soil, and the Gritty Goddess Obstacle and Mud Festival, on Saturday morning. For all of the inside dirt, go to www.grittygoddess.com. Make it a whole day for you and the women in your life!


GRITTY GODDESS ° Phone 512 535-5224 ° claire@grittygoddess.com