On Saturday, October 8, the Gritty Goddess women’s obstacle run returns to Moody Gardens in Galveston. The event is all about women who want to challenge themselves, and have fun in a beautiful venue worthy of a goddess! The 5K- (3.1-mile-) course through Moody Gardens includes almost 30 themed obstacles, and incorporates mud, water, foam and props. “It’s a one-of-a-kind course,” says The Gritty Crew, “because Moody Gardens is such a unique venue with a variety of terrain.” The course incorporates the grounds of Moody Gardens, the lazy river at Palm Beach, the banks of Offats Bayou, and the surrounding area. It even has “Temptation Island” where participants can take a break from the course, enjoy some sweet snacks, and gaze at the “cabana boys.”
The Gritty Goddess is non-competitive, so participants can complete the course at their own pace and enjoy every moment. Women can join the “Sisterhood of the Soil” as an individual, or form a team and do the course with friends, family or co-workers. In fact, funny team names and wacky costumes are encouraged. Waves of 125 participants will start every 10 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. The first wave at 8:30 a.m. is the co-ed wave so your significant other can join you! Each wave bears the name of a famous goddess like Aphrodite, Athena, and Venus. Teams must register as individuals for the same time/wave and then “create” or “join” a team during their individual registration process.
After completing the course, women can rinse off, change clothes, relax and enjoy a frozen yogurt sundae and a complimentary beer. “This event is all about camaraderie, challenging yourself physically, and most of all, having a full day of fun,” says The Gritty Crew, “because every woman deserves a day off!”
Although the minimum age to participate is 10 years old for the 5k, on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. there is also the GRITTY KIDS event, a shorter 1K obstacle/mud run for all children, both male and female, ages 6 to 13.
For more information and to register, go to www.grittygoddess.com. You can also find them on Facebook at “Gritty Goddess Obstacle Run.” Be sure to tell them you saw them in The SCENE and SAVE $10 off registration when SCENE readers use this code: SCENE10 (valid for registrations ages 18 and up).