Big Mucking Shoulders!

September 3, 2015 0 By muckfestms

Thank you, Chicago!


After a morning in which Mother Nature got busy and turned the MuckFest® MS Chicago course into a gooey, shoe-sucking mud-scape, you burst onto the scene to show the world how to muck it in style. You brightened the day with your can-do attitude, white suits, flaming orange wigs, multi-colored tutus, and some of the most inspiring, cleverest and sassiest team t-shirts of the season. A big shout out of thanks and sincere appreciation to all runners and volunteers who traveled from across Chicagoland and neighboring states to be there, including Erin Dorn, the series-wide Top Fundraiser so far, and her powerhouse team, Erin’s Mudskippers.

Things got mucky from the get-go in the Muckin’ Corral and one of the muddiest and most challenging Triple Pits ever. And let’s just say we were blown away by your last slog through Skid Mark, Belly Crawl and the Finish Line. Runners were triumphant, covered head-to-toe in Midwestern clay mud. That ringing bell for a world free of MS also signaled that this was indeed the city of Big Mucking Shoulders. Well done, and thank you for coming out and making it your own and making it muck-tacular!

Our thanks go out to our dedicated volunteers, who soldiered through the rain out on the course and also brightened the day with their smiles and groovy dance moves in the Festival area; we could not have done it without you. Thanks also to the Lake County Fairgrounds for being such a great event site partner and host for our mud-venture.

A special message from the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society. Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS Chicago such a great success. We would like to thank all the runners, volunteers and staff who came out to run, help and support each other this weekend. Every day of the year, we work hard to support people living with multiple sclerosis. There is still time to support the mission behind the “muck” and help us reach our fundraising goal. Make a donation online at or call the chapter.