Don’t Just Get Silly, Philly: Get Down and Dirty for MS!
Inspired by her sister, local Pennsylvanian Megan Driscoll found a fun way to challenge herself, have fun with friends, and support Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She participated in MuckFest® MS Philadelphia in 2013, a mud obstacle fun and fitness event with a mission to raise funds and hopes for the MS community. This year, the event will be held on May 31 and June 1, 2014. Megan raised nearly $2,300 on her own for the important cause and $3,715 through her team of 17 people.
MuckFest MS: Why should someone be a part of MuckFest MS this summer?
Megan Driscoll: Participating in MuckFest MS in Philadelphia is such a great experience. It is a fun day filled with obstacles and mud and people helping each other through the course. There are all kinds of really cool obstacles. The best way I can describe it is that it makes me feel like a kid again when I’m jumping in mud puddles and running through obstacles in the mud. It really is a playground for adults.
MuckFest MS: Where there any surprises as a mud obstacle course participant?
Megan Driscoll: For me, the most surprising thing about participating in MuckFest MS is how much fun it is. I feel like people don’t really get it until their first time. This is my fourth year participating and every year new people join our team and tell me afterwards how much fun they had. They all say they are definitely going to do it again next year and they want five of their friends to join our team, too. We have a great time out there and the course is really designed for any fitness level.
MuckFest MS: What is one tip you can pass along to someone who hasn’t participated in a mud obstacle event before?
Megan Driscoll: My one tip for someone doing the event for the first time is: don’t be intimidated. I know I was very nervous my first time going through the course but after it was all over, I realized I was nervous for nothing. If you aren’t comfortable with an obstacle, you can walk around it. However, there wasn’t one obstacle that I couldn’t do or that I was too scared to try. You watch everyone else go before you and think to yourself, “Well if that person could do it, then I guess I can too.”
Learn more about the upcoming event at: MuckFestMS.com.
Megan Driscoll is the President of a recruiting company, RecruitWell, located in Conshohocken, PA and specializing in placing full-time IT professionals. She is a single mom with a 14 year old girl and her 37 year old sister is in a nursing home due to MS. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, snowboarding, yoga, technology and giving back. She is an active member and volunteer with the MS Society, Girl Develop IT and TechGirlz.org. She resides in Lafayette Hill, PA. Connect with Megan on LinkedIn and Twitter.