First. Last. BEST!
The FIRST MuckFest® MS Houston ever was also the LAST event of the 2015 season. And so, it was quite fitting that Houston was the BEST for more reasons than we can count. The day started brisk, but turned beautiful, brightened by sunshine and powered by a truly remarkable enthusiasm for mud. The down and dirty shenanigans began, (where else?) at the Starting Line in the muddiest Muckin’ Corral of the season.
Houston muckers let their fun flags fly with some of the most creative and inspiring teams and team get-ups of the season. Out on the course, we loved watching teams conquer the Slither: belly-crawling, serpent-like, through the thickest, gooiest mud we’ve ever seen. And afterward, with the muck scrubbed off, you celebrated with gusto in the MuckFestival area, making it truly a party to remember.
Big thanks to one of the largest and hardest working volunteer groups of the season. The inaugural MuckFest MS Houston was a smashing success because of your generosity, hard work and dedication. Thanks also to the Royal Purple Raceway for being such a great event site host and for providing that incredible Texas mud.
Now that it’s over, we can’t wait to do it again in 2016. We’re also coming to Dallas next year, so let your out-of-town friends know. Save the dates!
MuckFest MS Houston: Saturday, October 15, 2016
MuckFest MS Dallas: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Registration and event details coming soon!
A special message from the Texas Office of the National MS Society. Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS Houston 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 www.MuckFestMS.com or call us.
Top Fundraising Individuals and Teams*
Individuals (Amount Raised)
1. David Crowley ($3,030)
2. Jason Warshaw ($2,135)
3. Veronique Nydam ($2,118)
4. Butch Lanclos ($1,615)
5. Katherine Crowley ($1,350)
Teams – Captains (Amount Raised)
1. Pine-ing for a Cure – Catherine Ehlinger ($5,860)
2. More Fun than a Barrel of Muckeys – James Bogardus ($4,005)
3. Mudder Muckers – Aaron Farrill ($3,501)
4. Boo’s Mucking Squad – Casey Simmons ($3,378)
5. Mucky Monsters – Veronique Nydam ($2,763)
*as of 9:30 a.m. Central, November 17