Jacksonville | Saturday, March 22, 2014

MuckFest® MS Jacksonville 5K Mud and Fun Run


2014 MuckFest MS Jacksonville - Team FinishThank you, thank you, thank you Jacksonville! We couldn't have imagined a more perfect start to the 2014 MuckFest® MS season: muck-tacularly awesome muckers and incredible volunteers, a boatload of enthusiastic, cheering friends and family, and gorgeous weather. The rain in the run-up to MuckFest MS Jacksonville primed the course for maximum muckiness. And a special shout-out to the couple who decided to muck it with us on the morning of their very own wedding day—congratulations on your muck-nuptials! We now pronounce you and all your fellow runners, "Mucking Awesome!"

2014 MuckFest MS Jacksonville - NMMSA special message from the North Florida Chapter of the National MS Society. Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS Jacksonville such a great success. The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter would like to thank all the runners, volunteers and staff who came out to run, help and support each other on Saturday. 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 or call the chapter.

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

"Team Tina's Tomahawks! This was my first 5K and I loved it! Having MS didn't stop me from crossing the finish line, or stop my friends and family from pushing me through it. I love all of you!--Kristina Y.

"Wonderful time! Thank you to all participants and family for making it such a great day! You all Rock!--Sue K.

"First time & it was awesome!--Samantha S.

"SO.MUCH.FUN--Joanna F.

"It was FANTASTIC! Ya'll did a great job with all of the obstacles, my team had a blast!--Katelyn B.

2014 MuckFest MS Jacksonville - Course


Free Event Photos Available for Sharing and Downloading
You may have seen the photographers from Gameface Media on the event. All of the awesome event photos (including the one to the left) are now available for you to download, print and share on social media...for free! Below is the link to the searchable photo album:

2014 MuckFest MS Jacksonville Event Photos.

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.

Top Fundraising Individuals and Teams*

Individuals (Amount Raised)
1. Pete Mitchell ($16,708)
2. John Howard ($4,540)
3. Cheryl Russell ($4,178)
4. John Mullen ($2,245)
5. Cara Densford ($1,768)
  Teams - Team Captain (Amount Raised)
1. Pete's Team - Pete Mitchell ($17,258)
2. Mud Up Wit Dat - Cheryl Russell ($10,600)
3. There Will Be Mud - John Howard ($7,975)
4. Team Stillwater - Julia Edmonston ($5,889)
5. Miwa's Muckers - Cara Densford ($5,218)

*as of 11:00 a.m., March 25th

Muckety Muck ClubKeep on fundraising to be a
Muckety Muck

You probably noticed the signs on the course honoring the members of the Muckety Muck Club (right), 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.

Thanks and Follow Up with Potential Donors
Use the pre-written thank you email and a follow-up email.

Matching Gifts will 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.

Thanks again, Jacksonville, for a muck-tacular beginning to the 2014 season. 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,
MuckFest MS 
The MuckFest MS Thank You Duck


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