The Official Puck Tracker

Follow Puck the Muck Duck around the country as he attempts to break the World Record for Longest Single-Day Duck Flight. He’ll be visiting all of the remaining cities for the 2015 MuckFest® MS season in one day, Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, the Twin Cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston.

FINAL UPDATE: Puck the Muck Duck successfully captured the record for the World’s Longest Single-Day Duck Flight. He wants to thank all of his fans for their support.
Puck the Muck Duck in DetroitPuck the Muck Duck in St. LouisPuck the Muck Duck in ChicagoPuck the Muck Duck in the Twin CitiesPuck the Muck Duck in San FranciscoPuck the Muck Duck in Los AngelesPuck the Muck Duck in Houston

UPDATE 3:35 PM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived at the MuckFest MS Detroit site.

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UPDATE 2:59 PM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in Houston, Texas.

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UPDATE 1:57 PM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in Los Angeles, California.

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UPDATE 12:55 PM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in San Francisco, California.

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UPDATE 11:53 AM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

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UPDATE 10:56 AM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in Chicago, Illinois.

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UPDATE 9:54 AM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in St. Louis, Missouri.

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UPDATE 8:56 AM CST: Puck the Muck Duck has arrived in Detroit, Michigan.

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CURRENT LOCATION: 8:00 AM CST

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Press Release: PUCK THE MUCK DUCK ATTEMPTS WORLD RECORD DUCK FLIGHT

PUCK THE MUCK DUCK ATTEMPTS WORLD RECORD DUCK FLIGHT

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MuckFest® MS Mascot Puck the Muck Duck Attempts to Break World Record for Longest Single-Day Duck Flight

Detroit–July 30, 2015—Puck the Muck Duck just announced today that in addition to his resume of “World’s Most Handsome Duck” and “World’s Most Intelligent Duck”, he’s decided to attempt to break the World Record for Longest Single-Day Duck Flight. He’ll be taking in the sites in all the remaining cities for the 2015 MuckFest MS season in one day…Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, the Twin Cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston. Track his progress here on the MuckFest MS blog.

Follow Puck the Muck Duck’s progress here.

Learn more about the MuckFest MS series here.

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MuckFest MS Detroit | A Mucky Challenge between Mom and Son

We’re so excited to chat with Jennifer Essary, the team captain of one of our mucking awesome Detroit teams and sponsors, Real Estate One Charitable Foundation.

MuckFest MS Detroit Participants, Mother and Son

How did you first get involved with MuckFest® MS?

It all began with a simple conversation between my son and me…“So Mom, what exciting Real Estate One Charitable Foundation events do you have going on this summer?” I replied with giddy enthusiasm, “Well, REOCF is the local course sponsor for this really cool new event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society called MuckFest MS,” and I went on to share all of the dirty details. Then, SMACK, right across the middle-age consciousness, it happened. Reality, judgment, and maturity jumped out the window. It is possible that I misinterpreted my 13 year-old child’s words of genuine concern for my health and well-being as a challenge when he said, “I don’t think you should run in MuckFest MS, Mom, you are too old and you might get hurt.” It is also possible that he muttered something totally different under his breath like, “You crazy old lady, there is no way you’ll make it through the obstacle course.” Instead of thanking him for his concern, my response was something like, “Oh yeah, you think you could do it?” You can imagine how the conversation escalated. When the dust settled, the gauntlet had been thrown.

That’s awesome. Tell us more about the competition between you and your son.

I’m not sure which one of us issued the actual challenge, but we are now in competition to see not only who gets through the obstacle course first (my money is on him), but also who can actually hit, and maybe even exceed, the fundraising goal of $500 first (my money is on me). He may be able to haul his nimble little body up out of the muck and over the wall faster, but I was pretty confident that with a little help I would reach the $500 challenge first! It may work to my advantage that his friends have jobs as life guards, dog walkers and lawn mowers and not much of a cash flow. Continue reading

Re-Blog from LehighSports.com: Mountain Hawks get muddy for MS

“Lehigh field hockey rising senior Lindsey Schott continues to make a difference for her mother, and all those who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. Like Lindsey’s mother Diana, who isn’t going through the battle alone, neither is Lindsey. Lindsey’s teammates, and other Lehigh student-athletes, continue to take their support to another level. This year, that support was capped off with the MuckFest MS mud run, which took place on May 30.”

Keep an eye on the MuckFest MS blog, as we’re going to sit down with Lindsey and her sisters to chat about their experience at MuckFest MS Philadelphia soon!

READ MORE HERE.

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New Date for MuckFest MS St. Louis: August 15, 2015

We take seriously our obligation to provide you with the safest and most enjoyable event experience possible. Due to flooding caused by continuing high water levels of the Mississippi, we must postpone MuckFest MS St. Louis to Saturday, August 15th. We sincerely apologize for the date change and for any inconvenience this change might cause you or your team.

For questions related to the postponement, please contact us here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_MUCK_MuckFest_contact

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Summertime + Epic Road Trip + MuckFest MS St. Louis = Mucking Awesome

Happy summer! You know it’s going to be a great blog post when it includes summertime, an epic road trip, and MuckFest® MS. Meet Katie Hardeman from Team Not MSing Around. She and her team will be traveling all the way from Iowa to St. Louis to get mucky at MuckFest MS St. Louis. We sat down with this first-time-Mucker to hear more about her passion for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and her excitement for MuckFest MS.

 

MuckFest MS: Why is the National MS Society important to you?

Katie: The National MS Society is extremely important to me because my mom was diagnosed with MS in 1995 at the age of 35 years old. Being so young when my mom found out about her MS diagnosis, I never really understood what MS meant. It was hard to grasp what was wrong with her because she looked and acted normal on the outside, but what I didn’t know is how she felt on the inside. As I got older, I got a little bit more knowledgeable on this awful disease. I can honestly say getting involved with the National MS Society is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. It’s a terrible feeling when you see a loved one struggle or in pain, and by getting involved, I can put a smile back on my mom’s face and give her and everyone else with MS a little more hope for finding that cure!

MuckFest MS: Why did you choose to sign up for MuckFest MS?

Katie: I have never participated in MuckFest MS before but have participated in other MS events. This is my first year, and our team is pumped about the road trip from Iowa to St. Louis! Not only does it look like a blast, but it’s for a great cause that is close to my heart!

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MuckFest MS: What are you most excited for at your first MuckFest MS event? Continue reading

Mucky Mousse Cake Recipe

Every year, Chicago Pastry Chef Aaron Manuyag creates a special “muck inspired” dessert that MuckFest MS Muckers can make and enjoy at home. (Remember last year’s Muck Pie? YUM.) This recipe was created with the home baker in mind. We promise it is simple, even though it seems like there are a lot of steps! 

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Shopping List

  • Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Milk Chocolate – 18.5 ozs/531 grams
  • Cream – 15 ozs/425 grams
  • Cream (to whip) – 30 ozs/850 grams
  • Rice Krispies – 4 cups
  • Dark Chocolate – 1 cup-1.75 cups
  • Sugar – 3 cups
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Fruit Preserves (jam flavor of your choice)
  • Caramel Sauce (Chef likes Trader Joe’s salted caramel)

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MudRunFun Review of MuckFest MS Philadelphia

Check out this great new review of MuckFest MS Philadelphia on www.MudRunFun.com!

“Since I started racing I have managed to stay pretty mud free. While traveling to this race I wondered if this would be the race that I finally would get to play in mud. Reviewing the pictures on their site made me think that I would find some. I was wrong. Oh so wrong. From the first obstacle to the last it’s mud, muddy water, rubber ducks here and there, more mud, what else can I say? This race was fun and muddy. Muckfest also raises funds for Multiple Sclerosis so along with having fun, you get to fundraise for a great cause.”

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!