MuckFest MS Boston 5K Mud OBSTACLE Run

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Outstanding, Boston! You delivered in a big way, going above and beyond our muckiest dreams! After a winter that would make even the toughest among us cry, “Uncle!” you showed up on a sunny (and chilly) weekend ready to muck it, demonstrating that Boston Strong is a tradition. We loved seeing you conquer and own the three new obstacles, but after watching you on the Crash Landing, we think some of you have a second career as a stunt double. Speaking of stunts, way to celebrate in the MuckFestival area after the run, playing Giant Beer Pong and thoroughly enjoying the Traveler Beer, provided by our muck-tacular national sponsor. A sincere thanks to all the great volunteers; it all worked, and worked beautifully because of you and all your efforts. Thanks to the Willard Athletic Complex for being such a wonderful host and allowing us to muck about on your site for the weekend.

A special message from the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society.

Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS Boston 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 or call the chapter.

What's that you say?

On our Facebook page and on Twitter we asked you what you liked best about MuckFest MS Boston. Here's a sampling: 

“Diagnosed with MS one year ago today. It's great to see everyone come together for such a great cause. The energy at this event was incredible, cannot wait to be back next year!” – Kristin F.

“It was awesome! Planning for a larger team next year!” – Beverley B.

“Westside Muddtha Muckers loved every minute of it yesterday.” – John W.

“Great fun for a great cause!” – Patricia O.

This is what we mean by above and beyond...
“Well, MuckFest MS, you did it again—you took my entire weekend, four hours of driving time, fifteen hours on my feet, way too few hours of sleep, no voice, chapped and sore hands, and a windburn on my face. And what did you leave me with? A burning desire to do it again next year and the hope that I can help other people understand how much mucking fun it is to be a MuckFest MS volunteer! Thanks for a wonderful two days!” – Jennifer W. T.

On behalf of all the runners and staff, thank you Jennifer, and in the words of @nhripps: “Thanks to you and all of the volunteers that make it happen!” And thanks to all the runners who mucked it on the course, then took a shift and volunteered.

Thanks also to Michael Carr of the mighty NE Spahtens for his MuckFest MS Boston event review on

Top Fundraising Individuals and Teams

Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to our Top Fundraising Individuals and Teams*. You are truly a great inspiration to us all, and your hard work fundraising individually and as teams is sincerely appreciated.

Individuals (Amount Raised)
1. Heather Ward ($22,171)
2. Chuck Bean ($15,570)
3. Kristin Nelson ($8,450)
4. Beverly Mcdonald ($5,862)
5. Traci Galpen ($5,600)

Teams – Captains (Amount Raised)
1. Muckin' A's – Heather Ward ($38,179)
2. The Dirty Mucks – Chuck Bean ($23,045)
3. Benny's Muddy Buddies – Stacia Boyajian ($18,427)
4. Drew Crew – Cara Drew ($17,575)
5. The Full Nelson – Kristin Nelson ($17,109)

*as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday, April 28

You Can Be a Muckety Muck

You probably noticed the signs on the course honoring the members of the Muckety Muck Club, which honors our top fundraisers. What you might not realize is that the Muckety Muck Club is something that you can qualify for after the event. And because of that, the rewards and perks of being a Muckety Muck go on all year through to the next season. So, don't stop fundraising now, not when you can still be a Muckety Muck! Click here to see all the 2014 Muckety Mucks.

Thanking and Following Up with Donors

Use the pre-written thank you email and a follow-up email.

Matching Gifts: Boost Your Fundraising Total

Send the link to your donors and search yourself if you have made a personal donation. Matching Gifts Program Search

Check your current fundraising status. Log in to the Participant Center with your username and password. If you need help logging in, click here for help.

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