In November we produced our final MuckFest® MS event of the 2015 season. This year we saw 33,000 muckers and 2,500 volunteers who helped generate $3 million in fundraising for the National MS Society. MuckFest MS was held in 11 cities around the country from Boston to Los Angeles and this season we’ve seen it all from snow in Denver to the flooding of the Mississippi River in St. Louis. We’ve also seen our fair share of rain but the great thing about MuckFest MS is that more rain makes more muck.
We’re proud to produce the fun obstacle and mud 5K where teams come to laugh and play for a great cause. A few highlights of the season included a feature on The Bachelor, the introduction of new obstacles including Crash Landing and Flying Muckers, and a new partnership with our national beer sponsor Traveler Beer. The addition of the “I Muck It With MS” program is the biggest highlight of the season. I Muck It With MS celebrates participants who are also living with multiple sclerosis. MuckFest MS participants with MS wear a blue I Muck It With MS bandana on the event and remind us all why we muck.
While it’s time to hang up our dirty sneakers for the winter, we’re already planning for an amazing season in 2016. Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, vendors, and partners for helping to create a world free of MS.