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Those who run MuckFest year after year know that each experience is unique and special. You make new memories, have all kinds of new fun, and meet new people. A lot of this is influenced by your team! Whether you run with one person or fifty, it’s the people around you who make the mud special. No one knows this better than Elizabeth G. from Philadelphia. Her Libbie’s Legion team has varied… Read More

This week is National MS Awareness Week, led by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every day, people living with MS do whatever it takes to move their lives forward despite the obstacles imposed by the disease.. By sharing their stories and raising awareness about the disease, we help people better understand life with multiple sclerosis and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world and end MS forever. Last… Read More

Sometimes you just need a little pick me up in your day. Maybe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Maybe your to-do list is a mile long. Maybe you just want a little morning motivation! The MuckFest blog is here to help with that. We post inspiring and helpful stories every week, but in case you have missed one or two, we’re making them easy to find! These… Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day, Muckers! While we try to spread the muddy love all year round, on this day we are feeling especially filled with love for all of you. MuckFest wouldn’t be possible without the friendship, camaraderie, and support you show out in the mud. Some of that is for teammates and friends, but some of that is shown between couples! So, on this holiday, we are sharing some muddy love stories… 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

When Lauren C. was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in December 2016, she had just celebrated her 30th birthday. She wasn’t quite sure who to talk to about it and how much of her diagnosis she wanted to share with those in her life. She knew she had to do something, and after a little searching…she found her way to the MuckFest community! This past August, Lauren ran her first MuckFest in Detroit… 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

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

Michigan, we are heading your way this weekend! MuckFest MS © is hitting The Great Lakes State for our first Midwest Muck on Saturday, and our Detroit Muckers are ready! We chatted with Kandace W. from “Team No MSing Around!” about her favorite obstacles, how MuckFest MS helps her enjoy every moment, and why everyone should get a little muddy. What is your favorite thing about MuckFest MS? The atmosphere.  The feeling of support. And of course… Read More