Denver | Saturday, September 13, 2014

MuckFest® MS Denver 5K Mud and Fun Run

You came, you got dirty, you raised over $165,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

It’s no secret that Denver 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 THANKSMUCKERS promo code on Facebook or Twitter and your friends will save $5 on their MuckFest MS registrations. There are seven 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 Denver, it’s definitely time to overshare using hashtag #MuckFestMS

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Pretty Perfect, Denver!

Although Friday started with a picturesque blanket of snow in Larkspur, Saturday blossomed brightly with blue skies and highs in the 70s. The mountain backdrop sure was dramatic, but you Denver muckers brought some mile-high comedy to the proceedings. The dirty shenanigans started (where else?) at the start line, where we witnessed well-executed pre-run faceplants in the mud and some excellent examples of the ancient art of mud-piling; local anthropologists were fascinated. Out on the course, you were all business, if by business you mean "funny business." Loony leaps and wacky acrobatics abounded — the very definition of athletic slapstick. BIG THANKS to the awesome Denver volunteers, which included a very enthusiastic women's basketball team. And thanks goes out to the Music Mountain Amphitheater for providing a beautiful canvas on which we could paint our muddy mosaic. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and from our perspective, Denver, you were all picture-perfect!

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Thank You!

A special message from the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society. Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest® MS Denver such a great success. The National MS Society, Colorado-Wyoming 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.

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What's that you say?

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

"The time of my life! You guys ROCK!" – Cindi K.

"What a great day! My wife and I had the best day. We will be back next year! Life-long muckers!" – Bill M.

"Such an awesome experience! Looking forward to next year!" – Rachel B.

"Such a fabulous day! Awesome positive vibe! MUCK ON!" – Lia W.

"Had an awesome time today in Larkspur! Everything was great and couldn't have asked for better weather. Thank you!" – Matt V.

"Such a great day!" – Michael P.

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Free Event Photos for Sharing & Downloading

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 is the link to the album:


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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. Ali McGreal ($10,065)
2. Jenny Roberts ($5,042)
3. Michael Pierce ($4,680)
4. Julia Fritze ($4,542)
5. Marley Hodgson ($3,025)
1. Greatest Show on Dirt - Jenny Roberts ($26,209)
2. Team in Motion - Rachael Nuwash ($14,756)
3. MAD Greens Inspired Mud Runners - Lucas Clarke ($12,721)
4. TriZetto Muckers - Michael Pierce ($6,435)
5. The Racing Snails - Elly Conley ($5,108)

*as of 12:30 p.m. CDT, September 16

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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, Denver, 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.

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