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“I have been supporting MuckFest since 2012. One of my childhood gymnastics teammates invited me to be on her team to support her MS journey. At this time, I never thought I would be diagnosed….” Christin Hungerford was a long-time Denver Mucker on her friend’s MuckFest team. In 2016, she was also diagnosed with MS. Even after getting that life-changing news, Christin didn’t slow down. She kept on mucking, kept supporting the… Read More

Milton Hwang has known about MuckFest since it began in the Chicagoland area but was never able to make the drive from his hometown of Milwaukee until 2018. Though he has supported multiple sclerosis causes and events for the two decades since his wife’s diagnosis, he had never experienced the muck. That all changed this year. Milton worked with the MuckFest team to connect with another Chicago runner, the famous Brian “PapaBear”… Read More

Nick has lived in Dallas since 2009 and been an active member of the OCR community since shortly after he moved to the Lone Star State. Though he initially did other mud runs and OCRs, his journey toward the MuckFest community began on a Sunday morning in March of 2016. He woke up feeling a little off and was numb from the neck down. That day, after six hours of multiple MRIs… Read More

MuckFest is a day of fun, mud, and good times. But how can you create the truly perfect mucky day? There are some simple but very important ingredients! We asked Ella-Kate Trice and her team, Camp Gladiator, to take us through their MuckFest Dallas day. As a Mucker on a Mission, and someone who is mucking with MS, Ella-Kate knows how to do MuckFest right! Here are her elements to a perfect… Read More

  “I get to show others that we can still move forward. No matter our challenges, we can truly live. We can choose to NOT let obstacles block us from our goals. It shows that I don’t just live with MS. I conquer the world in spite of it!” Dallas Mucker, Sheila Timmons, has been mucking it up with her family team since 2014, and her mom is one of the top… Read More

MuckFest MS is more than a 5K for many people. Some love it for the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) challenge. Others want to raise funds and awareness for the National MS Society. For Deb B. and team Walgreens MuckFest Texas, it is a chance to bond and make a difference in the world of healthcare. “We work with chronic illness, including MS, every day, so when we learned about MuckFest MS, we… Read More

MuckFest MS Ⓡ is an experience unlike any other. How many other 5Ks have you zip-lining into a pool, or crawling over muddy hills, or slip-sliding down a man-made mountain? With such a one-of-a-kind day ahead, you need to make the most of every moment. Alana has been has been running has been running MuckFest MS Detroit since 2016, and is a two-time captain of team Mucking A’s. She’s also been fundraising for MuckFest MS… Read More

For many, MuckFest MS® is a place to find support in their battle with MS. For Megan P., it was also her opportunity to reveal that she was diagnosed with MS at 19 and has been battling it for more than two decades. Signing up MuckFest MS Denver was her first step toward sharing that she has been living with multiple sclerosis. “This is the first time I’ve talked about having MS… Read More

MuckFest MS Chicago is this weekend, and if you happen to see a team in bright tie dye t-shirts, you can bet it’s team “MARCHING ON.” Led by captain Cathy S., she is certainly a Mucker on a Mission. After receiving her own diagnosis almost a decade ago, she has been marching on and never giving up. She’s hoping her Muck story will inspire others to get down and dirty in the… Read More

Friends are the family we choose. Leslie L, a Chicago Mucker, chose Ron as her family, and she supported him through his battle with MS that lasted for almost his entire life. Leslie founded team Ron’s Muddy Buddies in Chicago two years ago, and has raised more than $2,000 this year alone for MuckFest MS and the National MS Society. She visited with him weekly, and still calls Ron “Superman,” saying his… Read More