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 www.MuckFestMS.com 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 www.newenglandspahtens.com.


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.


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  • “The best mud run I have ever done.”

    Beckie Warloe
    • Beckie Warloe
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “This is an absolute must if you haven't done it already, a fantastic time from start to finish.”

    Charlie Schill
    • Charlie Schill
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “I signed up for MuckFest MS determined to do it. It was a great experience! We'll be back next year!”

    Carolyn Hachmeyer
    • Carolyn Hachmeyer
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “We had a blast! We will definitely be back next year with a lot more people on our team. Thanks for doing such a great job.”

    Sarah Hulwick
    • Sarah Hulwick
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “This year's MuckFest MS was so amazing! Thank you so much for all of the support!”

    Michael Pierce
    • Michael Pierce
    • Denver Mucker
  • “Thank you! We had so much fun! Can't wait for the next one! ”

    Amy Boudreau-Gencarelli
    • Amy Boudreau-Gencarelli
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “Diagnosed 1 year ago. Great to see everyone come together for such a great cause. The energy at this event was incredible, can’t wait to be back next year!”

    Kristin Frazier
    • Kristin Frazier
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Cheers to an awesome day for an awesome cause!”

    Lauren Weekley
    • Lauren Weekley
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “Little muckers and big muckers agree: MuckFest MS is F-U-N FUN!”

    Robin Martin
    • Robin Martin
    • Denver Mucker
  • “What an amazing day! Best volunteer work I've ever done! Thank you to everyone who showed up and got dirty!”

    Debi King Adams
    • Debi King Adams
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “So much fun! Met great people and got filthy for a good cause!”

    Allison Cole Neilan
    • Allison Cole Neilan
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “Just want to say THANK YOU! We had a BLAST today and this year's course ROCKED!”

    Lisa 

Mattingly
    • Lisa Mattingly
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “It was an amazing experience! We had a great time!”

    Karen Paulsson Bieri
    • Karen Paulsson Bieri
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “What a blast! Can't wait until next year!”

    Dean Woehrle
    • Dean Woehrle
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “What an EPIC time at the MuckFest MS. Thanks to everyone that came and supported such a great cause. Had a blast!”

    Johnny G. Essel
    • Johnny G. Essel
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “Thanks MuckFest MS, National MS Society, and all the volunteers! I was diagnosed in December, so this was my first one and it was amazing!”

    Andrea Wood
    • Andrea Wood
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “We all had a BLAST! Can't wait for next year! We will be back with a BIGGER Crew! Thanks Guys for a great event!”

    Robert Bobik Jr.
    • Robert Bobik Jr.
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “A mucking good time at MuckFest MS this morning!”

    Sam Nastasia
    • Sam Nastasia
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Great time! MuckFest MS 2016 can't come quick enough!”

    Anne Merkle
    • Anne Merkle
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “Had an amazing time Saturday running MuckFest MS! So much fun! Can't wait until next year!”

    Beth Timmons Coblentz
    • Beth Timmons Coblentz
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “Great run today! Thanks to you and all of the volunteers that make it happen!”

    N. Harrison Ripps
    • N. Harrison Ripps
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Westside Muddtha Muckers loved every minute of it. Can't wait till 2016!”

    John West
    • John West
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Had a fun time at MuckFest MS 2015”

    Lynsey McCurdy
    • Lynsey McCurdy
    • Denver Mucker