Boston | Saturday, April 26 | Sunday, April 27

You came, you got dirty, you raised over $600,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

It’s no secret that Boston was muck-tacularly fun. So, be a bud and spread the word about the mud… and the obstacles… and all the dirty action to be had at a MuckFest MS event.

Share the THANKSBOSTON promo code on Facebook or Twitter and your friends will save $5 on their MuckFest MS registrations. There are eight more MuckFest MS events happening across the country.

Remember, the more people we sign up to muck it, the more support we’re able to provide for MS research and for people living with MS in our communities.

There’s no such thing as too much sharing

With MuckFest MS Boston, it’s definitely time to overshare using hashtag #muckfestms

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Event Recap

Well, if Mother Nature thought she was throwing you a curve with that bone-chilling cold and relentless rain, then she was mightily surprised when you knocked it out of the park. All of you—runners, volunteers, spectators, friends and family—should be congratulated for transforming a great event into an Awesome and Epic Muck-stravaganza. We truly appreciate and admire your endless enthusiasm, your infectious energy and your incredible go-with-the-flow, can-do spirit. It was beautiful, and mucky, and unforgettable!

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Thank You!

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. The National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter 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.


A special message from Jennifer T., one of our incredible MuckFest MS Boston volunteers.

"Thank you for being just crazy enough to strap on those now-ruined shoes and team shirts and tutus and duck suits and whatever else you donned to complete five kilometers of craziness (I'm looking at you, guy in the Speedo!). Thank you for your time and your dedication and your blisters and your red, chafed skin. Thank you for your fundraising and for making donations and getting us one step closer to a cure."

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What's that you say?

On our Facebook page we asked you what the best part of MuckFest MS was. Here's a sampling: 


"Great time today. The rain and cold were just two extra awesome obstacles. Muck ON!--Jennifer W.

"Yeah, it was rainy...Yeah, it was cold...But Team Muckness Monsters had a BLAST! Thank you to all the volunteers that put in their time to help out. We were honored to play and hang with you! You ROCK! SO MUCH FUN!--Danielle L.

"What an AWESOME MUCKING Day. One step closer to curing MS!!! Thank you MS Community & the volunteers that showed up to put the event on!--John W.

"Team Westford Mother Muckers came today. We ran, we climbed, we crawled, we mucked and we had a blast!! Looking forward to next year!--Alina C.

"I just wanted to say that this was my first year volunteering at the MuckFest MS and my friend and I had SOOOOOOOOOOO much fun!! We really had a great time seeing everyone crazy enough to come out in the cold and rain! Great Job to all and I can't wait until next year!--Jennifer L.

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Free Event Photos for Sharing & Downloading

You may have seen the photographers from Gameface Media on the event. All of the awesome event photos (including the ones on this page) are now available for you to download, print and share on social media...for free! Below are the links to the albums in Facebook:

SATURDAY - 4/26 Event Photos

SUNDAY - 4/27 Event Photos

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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. Andrew Zimmon($13,161)
2. Heather Ward ($11,034)
3. Chuck Bean ($10,565)
4. Ralph Vezina ($5,051)
5. Harry Wheeler ($4,940)
  Teams - Team Captain (Amount Raised)
1. Muckin' A's - Heather Ward ($24,853)
2. The Dirty Mucks - Chuck Bean ($22,720)
3. Rub Some Dirt On It - Andrew Zimmon ($19,556)
4. The Mingo Muckers - Michael Mingolelli ($14,265)
5. The Full Nelson - Kristin Nelson ($11,530)

*as of 11:00 a.m., April 28

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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 2015 event season. So, don't stop fundraising now, not when you can still be a Muckety Muck! Click here to see all the 2013 Muckety Mucks.

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Thanking and Following Up with Donors

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

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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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Thanks again, Boston, for a muck-tacular event. And thank you for your fundraising on behalf of the National MS Society. Because of you, thousands of people living with MS will get the education, support and programs they need through the National MS Society.

With gratitude,
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Event Photos

Event photos are free for sharing and downloading from a searchable database.

SATURDAY - 4/26 Event Photos

SUNDAY - 4/27 Event Photos

Below are sample event photos from the Facebook photo sets linked above.

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