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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

For Lisa G. from Detroit, multiple sclerosis has been part of her life since her mom was diagnosed two decades ago. She has regularly supported the National MS Society and has found a new way to contribute: by running in the Detroit MuckFest MS ®! She has been planning on mucking for the last few years, and in 2017, she completed her first MuckFest MS with Team MUCK4MOM! Her family and friends… Read More

We wouldn’t be able to make any of our MuckFest MS events happen without teamwork (it DOES make the dream work) and help from our local National MS Society chapters. This week, as we get New Jersey ready for a weekend of serious muddy fun, we have been working with the New Jersey chapter of the National MS Society, and especially with Cory Z. Cory has been an amazing part of the… Read More

MuckFest MS is an experience like no other. For most people, once you try it, you’re hooked…but that first Muck can be a crazy experience! That’s why we love hearing from first-time Muckers. We’re inspired bytheir feelings of accomplishment, laughter, and strength, and by the muddy memories they have with their teammates.We spoke to one first-time Mucker, Dave, who joined us for the first time this year in Philly after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year. He took on the 5K like a warrior, and shared some of… Read More

Guest post written by Boston Mucker, Jennifer A. She is Boston Strong, an MS warrior, and an amazing mother and wife. She returned to team “Just Keep Smyelin” at the 2018 Boston MuckFest® MS. 2013 proved to be a year of heartache and triumph for the city of Boston, as it did for the Almodovar family, as well. My husband, Archie, and I welcomed our daughter into this beautiful city only a… Read More

Summer is here, and if there was ever a reason to yell “Muck Yeah!” about a day, this is your excuse. Summer is the best season for many reasons, not the least of which is that we have so many MuckFest MS events coming up over the next few months. So why should you spend your summer with us? Here are your Top 10 Reasons… Why the muck not? Why not do… Read More