MuckFest MS Denver 5K Mud Obstacle Run

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THANK YOU, Denver!

Event Recap and Thank You
Chapter Thank You Message
What's That You Say?
Top Fundraisers
You Can Be a Muckety Muck
Thanking and Following Up with Donors
Matching Gifts
Thanks to Our Sponsors

Check out this episode of the The Adventure Sports Podcast featuring Michael Pierce, Denver mucker, Top Fundraiser, and team captain of Muckin' for Michael's Mom.

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Well, Denver, that certainly takes the cake!

We started out the week with snow blanketing Larkspur, but by the time Saturday rolled around, the snow was gone and the course was primed for premium muck-osity. It was muddy from the get-go with the sloppiest Muckin' Corral, Start Line and Triple Pits in MuckFest® MS history. But that's just the beginning. We had one of the most enthusiastic volunteer groups ever, and they kept the event humming in more ways than one! We also had some firsts, including the first time that four human bananas ran the course. We also had a team carry a cake throughout the entire course without dropping it (why not?); we're just glad their balance didn't dessert them (sorry about that). Big thanks to our largest team of the 2015 season so far: Muckin' for Michael's Mom (M4MM), led by team captains Michael Pierce (Top Fundraiser) and Ledia Karst, which had a total team membership of 196 and was the top fundraising team for MuckFest MS Denver. Sincere thanks to our course hosts in Larkspur and our local presenting sponsor, MAD Greens, for providing some tremendously tasty and healthy treats, and for posting this muck-tacular video. And thanks again, Denver, for making it mucking unforgettable and picture-perfect!

A special message from the Colorado-Wyoming 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram here's what you're saying about MuckFest MS Denver:

“That race was so awesome!” – Sarah W. B.

“The fudder muckers got so dirty. What a fun day!” – Lauren M.

“Such a blast!” – Courtney H.

“Had a fun time at the 2015 MuckFest MS Denver!” – Lynsey M.

“#littlemuckers and #bigmuckers agree: #muckfestms is f-u-n” – @franniepantz

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. Michael Pierce ($10,970)
2. Ali McGreal ($6,950)
3. Jenny Roberts ($5,070)
4. Julia Fritze ($4,960)
5. Marley Hodgson ($4,945)

Teams – Captains (Amount Raised)
1. Muckin' for Michael's Mom (M4MM) – Michael Pierce & Ledia Karst ($33,371)
2. Greatest Show on Dirt – Jenny Roberts ($20,250)
3. MAD Greens Inspired Mud Runners – Lucas Clarke ($12,345)
4. Playing in the Muck – Julia Fritze ($8,460)
5. MTech Mucks It Up! – Nicole Castellano & Molly Zerner ($7,129)

*as of 9:30 a.m. Mountain, Tuesday, May 19

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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National Sponsor

Local Presenting

Local Sponsor

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  • "#getdirtysf #fightms wonderful time!"

    Hilda Beltran
    • Hilda Beltran
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "Got Mucky to support my Mom today - Absolutely amazing event. I will definitely be doing this next year."

    Kylie Soliday
    • Kylie Soliday
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "Great event and well run! Had a blast and can't wait until next year! #getdirtychicago"

    Chris Mallory Barrett
    • Chris Mallory Barrett
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "Best time ever! #GetDirtySTL #MuckfestMS"

    Amanda Byrd
    • Amanda Byrd
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "Great day!!!"

    Jason Paraskevas
    • Jason Paraskevas
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "I ran for my sister and several friends. I had a great time and can't wait for next year!"

    Jennifer Shotwell
    • Jennifer Shotwell
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "By far, this was the best mud run we have done yet! Thank you for an awesome event! We will definitely be back again next year! Can't wait for the photos!!!"

    Karen Goodwin Wagler
    • Karen Goodwin Wagler
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "This was such a wonderful event. Every person was having fun and cheering everyone on. Already talking about next year."

    Nina Knasiak Ela
    • Nina Knasiak Ela
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "Thank you to my girls for supporting MS and @MuckFestMS for making it a fun day."

    Donna L. Crowe
    • Donna L. Crowe
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "@MuckFestMS I had a blast! Can't wait for next year!!!"

    Nicole Taylor
    • Nicole Taylor
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "@MuckFestMS Thanks for putting on a great event. My team had SO much fun and they are in for next year!"

    Jodi Bean
    • Jodi Bean
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "I already can't wait for @MuckFestMS next year! Boston was so much fun!"

    Melissa Taylor
    • Melissa Taylor
    • MuckFest MS Participant
  • "Just home from @MuckFestMS Boston! What an amazing time! You don't know what you're capable of until you try. Great cause! #Boston #muckfest"

    Sandy McGee
    • Sandy McGee
    • MuckFest MS Participant