Puck’s Place to Play: So Cal

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MuckFest® MS So Cal is next weekend, so we had Puck put together a list of his favorite places to play when he’s not rolling around in the mud in Los Angeles for MuckFest MS!

Let yourself be a tourist for the day and check out one of the coolest landmarks in So Cal.

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Need a fun way to train before MuckFest MS So Cal? Then strap on your hiking boots and take an adventure to the Hollywood Sign. There’s no better way to see this iconic sign than up close and personal, in Puck’s opinion! Pick from three different hiking paths starting at easy and going to difficult. If you decide to take the challenge of the steepest path, look out for Puck flying above and cheering you on!

 

Enjoy a hot meal after a long day in the mud at Puck’s favorite burger place!

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If one thing is certain, it’s that Puck the Muck Duck loves eating delicious food. And like most westerners, Puck loves anything animal style from In-N-Out Burger! So, after you work up an appetite playing on obstacles and tossing mud at your teammates, head over to this burger joint for a much-needed reward. Just don’t forget to pick up a double-double for Puck!

 

Ever want to walk in the shoes of a movie star? Check out this famous local spot.

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is sure to be fun for everyone. This popular tourist spot will get you walking over a mile to see the names of famous actors, directors, musicians, and more. It’s one of Puck’s favorite stops after MuckFest MS, but we think that’s because he’s still looking for the star with his name on it!

 

Make sure you don’t touch anything with your muddy hands at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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This museum is home to over 100,000 artifacts dating back from ancient times and dating up to this century. If you choose to stop by, you can find Puck making his way through the museum’s most notable installation called Urban Light. These 202 cast iron street lamps illuminate the area outside the museum and attract visitors from all over the world.

 

Check out this thrilling view of LA that may be even better than the top of Crash Landing.

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OUE Skyspace LA Skyslide is an incredible way to see the city from the 70th But there’s a catch! The VERY best view the building offers is a glass slide that will let you zoom down to the 60th floor all while getting a new look at Los Angeles. This way you can truly see things from Puck’s perspective!

 

 

A SURPRISE IS COMING…

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It’s a good day to CHEER! The MuckFest MS 2017 schedule will be revealed tomorrow!

MUCKFEST MS DALLAS PHOTOS

Check out this SNEAK PEEK of photos from MuckFest® MS Dallas on October 29!

Don’t see a shot of you in your ‪#‎MudZone? A link to all participant photos will be shared later this week.

 

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THANK YOU to our MuckFest MS Muckers, Volunteers, and Donors for helping us reach the incredible milestone of $25 Million fundraised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Together, we will end MS forever!

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With our very first MuckFest® MS Dallas coming up this weekend, we wanted to do a #TBT to when we had the chance to speak with Mark Hammer from Thornton, CO before he took on the mud and muck for the first time back in July at MuckFest MS Denver. He shares his thoughts on MuckFest MS and tells us about how he got involved with the mud and obstacle run.

Q: MuckFest MS: Hey, Mark! So glad we could chat about your first MuckFest MS event ever! Can you tell us a little about your team?

Mark: I have a team of seven and our team name is our company, Mark Hammer Construction. I’m from Thornton, CO and excited to muck in Denver!

 

Q: MuckFest MS: We know this is your first MuckFest MS event, but have you participated in any other MS related events before?

Mark: My first MS event was Walk MS about three years ago.

 

Q: MuckFest MS: Awesome! How did you hear about MuckFest MS?

Mark: We heard about MuckFest MS through our affiliation with the Walk MS team Kelly’s Heroes. We receive newsletters from the National MS Society and saw it there!

 

Q: MuckFest MS: What about MuckFest MS motivated you to sign up?

Mark: A friend and I did the Tough Mudder and loved it. We wanted to put that motivation toward helping a great cause. 

 

Q: MuckFest MS: You say you wanted to help a great cause. Do you know anyone who is living with MS?

Mark: My cousin, Kelly, lives with MS. My team “Mark Hammer Construction” have chosen to help put an end to MS. We walk with her Walk MS team and now sponsor this MuckFest MS team to help raise money for a cure. 

 

Q: MuckFest MS: What are you most looking forward to at the event?

Mark: I’m most looking forward to having fun, posting pictures on social media, and helping raise awareness for multiple sclerosis.

 

Q: MuckFest MS: Describe what you think MuckFest MS will be like in three words.

Mark: Fun, Dirty, Exciting!

 

Q: MuckFest MS: What would you say to someone who is scared to take that leap and sign up for the event?

Mark: To someone scared to do it, I would say, “It will be a blast! It is all for fun and a good cause! You don’t have to do anything you can’t, but your team will help you all the way!”
Q: MuckFest MS: Which obstacle are you most excited to try?

Mark: I think The Abbvie Spinner looks like it will be fun!

 

Q: MuckFest MS: Finish this sentence… “When I get into my #MudZone, I’ll probably…”

Mark: When I get into my #MudZone, I will probably eat a face full of mud and give a teammate a big hug!

That sounds like the #MudZone to us… Mark and his team took on MuckFest MS Denver and indeed gave some muddy hugs and got faces full of muck. Mark let us know that his “team had so much fun navigating the muddy course! All while, raising money for research and creating awareness about MS!” They rocked their team logo for Mark Hammer Construction with an awesome tagline: “Building a future without MS”.

Now we want to hear from YOU! Share your first-time mucking experience with us! 

 

Need Halloween costume inspiration? Our Muckers stay in the costume spirit all year long with their crazy team costumes!

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Hey, MuckSquad Members:

You’ve probably noticed that your MuckFest® MS Instagram pictures generate tons of likes! That’s because there’s no better social media post than one where you’re covered head to toe in mud. That’s why we’ve created a MuckSquad pic wall for all of our Muckers to share their muddy moments with the world!

This social challenge could seriously improve your chances of winning some awesome MuckFest MS prizes! All you have to do is follow these two easy steps…

  1. Find your favorite MuckFest MS photo! This could be you zipping down Flying Muckers or covered in mud while laughing with your team.
  2. Post it to Instagram using hashtag #entry and also one of the following hashtags: #MuckFestMS #MuckFest #MudZone

And you’ve done it! You’re now a MuckSquad Instagram star!

MUCKFEST MS HOUSTON PHOTOS

Check out this SNEAK PEEK of photos from MuckFest® MS Houston on October 15!

Don’t see a shot of you in your ‪#‎MudZone? A link to all participant photos will be shared later this week.

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MuckFest® MS Houston is next weekend, so we had Puck put together a list of his favorite places to play when he’s not rolling around in the mud in H-town for MuckFest MS!

Let yourself be a tourist for the day and see why Houston was dubbed Space City in 1967.

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As an avid movie goer, Puck’s favorite movie quote has always been “Houston, we have a problem…”, but you won’t find any space control issues when you make a stop at the Houston Space Center. Spend the day channeling your inner astronaut as you learn about space and interact with pieces of history.

 

Unwind after the run with a drink at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar.

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There’s no better place to keep the laughter alive than at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar. If infectious singing, clapping, and dancing is your post-muck vibe, then you’ve found the right place. In 2009 this piano bar made its way to Houston to bring Texans a one of a kind show. It’s exactly why Puck visits every time he’s in town. It also helps that they put a rubber ducky in their best drink.

 

Enjoy a sweet treat after a long day in the mud at Houston’s famous House of Pies.

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Besides mud, there’s nothing more Puck the Muck Duck likes than sweets! And at this 24-hour pie shop, he’s found his own personal slice of heaven right in Houston. Whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack you won’t want to miss out on a large slice of fresh baked pie after mucking it up all day.

 

Make sure you don’t touch anything with your muddy hands at the Art Car Museum!

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This contemporary art museum is both intriguing and unique. Started in 1998, artists began using cars to display personal expression and subject matter in popular culture. You’ll want to swing by the museum to take in the largest collection of art cars in any city. Puck stops by when he’s in Houston to try to get his mud inspired art car on display.

 

Not tired of seeing people run? Catch a show at Houston’s Livestock and Rodeo Show.

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Puck knows a trip to Texas isn’t complete without a stop at the rodeo. Luckily, Houston’s livestock show and rodeo is one of the largest around! Grab your team, catch a concert or performance, and enjoy a night of laughter after MuckFest MS. You can guarantee that an evening spent here will provide you with endless entertainment.

Video: A World Free of MS

At the MuckFest MS finish line, we each ring the bell as a sign of why we Muck…that we are collectively working towards a world free of MS.