Los Angeles | Saturday, October 25, 2014

MuckFest® MS Los Angeles 5K Mud and Fun Run

You came, you got dirty, you raised over $133,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

It’s no secret that Los Angeles 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.

There’s no such thing as too much sharing

With MuckFest MS Los Angles, it’s definitely time to overshare using hashtag #MuckFestMS

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Thanks L.A. for ending things on a high note!

We're not talking an operatic, shatter-your-champagne glass high note, although there were plenty of high-pitched squeals of mucky delight emanating from throughout the course on Saturday. No, when we say L.A. ended things on a high note, we mean how you muckers, volunteers, friends and family really brought the 2014 season to a truly muck-tacular close. Even if we had top flight screenwriters on retainer, we couldn't have scripted a better day: it was a bright, beautiful and decidedly dirty guffaw from start to finish. With blue skies and temps in the 80s, you SoCal muckers made the most of mud. We don't think we've seen so many doing the mucky rolling pin at the Starting Line. And you certainly mucked it on the longest Walk on Water obstacle of the season, including one very special mucker who completed that obstacle and the entire course through sheer grit and determination, inspiring us all. Big props to Prado Regional Park for providing such a picturesque landscape on which we could all let our imaginations run wild.

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Thank You!

A special message from the Southern California & Nevada Chapter and the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National MS Society. Thank you to all the runners, volunteers and staff who came out to run, help and support each other this weekend. All of you helped make MuckFest MS Los Angeles a great success. Every day of the year, we work hard to support people living with multiple sclerosis; after all that’s what we are here for. Remember, 100% of the funds you raise support the MS Society and the 14,000 people living with MS in the region. There is still time to support the mission behind the “muck” and help us reach our fundraising goal by making a $10 donation. Make a donation online at www.MuckFestMS.com. Every $10 raised will help us get one step closer to a world free of MS.

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What's that you say?

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

"Great event today! So much muddy fun!" – Michael B.

"We had an amazing time! We are all first time muckers and we loved every bit of it." – Teresa C.

"Thank you MuckFest MS LA and my friends and family for your support…What an amazing day!" – Debby B.

"It was so much fun!!" – Rob C.

"The TRL Dirty Dozen thank you for a wonderful day!" – Lisa D.

"I did it!!! I want to thank everyone who cheered me on! It meant the world to me to be part of this event and the amount of support I received from everyone was what made me keep going." – Jennifer R. P.

"Already looking forward to and planning for next year's event! Can't wait! #EndMS #ForMyMom”  – Ashley L.

You won't have to wait too long to sign up for next year's event! Registration for the 2015 MuckFest MS Los Angeles is opening next week. Check your email next week for a special discount offer!

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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 album in Facebook:


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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. David Cooley ($10,670)
2. Mindy Davis ($5,480)
3. Christopher Leggio ($2,710)
4. Christian Gonzalez $2,596)
5. Alisa Kimble ($2,510)


Teams – Captains (Amount Raised)
1. The Revolutionists – David Cooley ($15,256)
2. Just Mucking Around – Mindy Davis ($11,685)
3. Oshkosh – Christian Gonzalez ($7,901)
4. Men At Twerk – Ross Girard ($6,191)
5. AIS Mind Over Mudder – Candy Silverman ($5,774)

*as of 9:00 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, October 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, Los Angeles, 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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