MuckFest MS New Jersey 5K Mud Obstacle Run

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Well done, New Mucking Jersey!

From the extraordinarily muddy and wonderfully wacky shenanigans in the Muckin' Corral at the Starting Line, through the absolute muddiest and most spill-filled Big Balls on record, to the post-run rocking and rolling in the MuckFestival area, you certainly know how to "muck it" out of the park, so to speak.

That's what we call TEAM-TACULAR!

New Jersey had some of the largest, most creatively decked-out and in general, most muck-tacular teams we've ever seen. At the top of a truly impressive heap were two teams, Hermann Mudsters, the top fundraising team and the Mucky Blues, our fabulous presenting sponsor, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. Outstanding.

Leading the Way

We can't name them all here, but please check out the New Jersey Leader Board to see all the leading teams and individual fundraisers, including our Top Fundraiser Tobias Schraven. We are sincerely impressed and grateful to have such enthusiastic support from so many great teams and individuals, who helped turn this one-day event into a two-day muck-stravaganza. Big thanks to Muck Ambassador Michael Furey, captain of Team Filth & Furey, for getting the party started and kicking off the festivities on Saturday and Sunday; remind us to a get mucky top hat to go with that sash. Thanks to our enthusiastic and helpful volunteers for keeping it safe and making everyone smile, from the moment they parked their cars, through check-in and out on the course, to the last Traveler beer toast of the afternoon—we couldn’t do it without you.

A special message from the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society

Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest® MS New Jersey such a great success. We had over 5,000 participants and we've raised over $500,000 so far! We would like to thank all of 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?

Here's a sampling of posts from fellow muckers on our Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.

“We all had a BLAST! Can't wait for next year! We will be back with a BIGGER Crew! Thanks Guys for a great event!” – Robert B.

“MuckFest MS volunteers rock!” – Dawn G.C.

“It was an amazing experience! We had a great time!” – Karen P.B.

“So much fun! Met great people and got filthy for a good cause!” – Allison C.N.

“Over $500,000 was raised at MuckFest MS NJ. Who is ready for Muckfest NJ 2016?” – Eddie M.

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. Tobias Schraven ($14,505)
2. Michael Furey ($13,900)
3. Thomas Spencer ($9,073)
4. Michael Rentner ($6,600)
5. Jeffrey Hermann ($6,440)

Teams – Captain(s) (Amount Raised)
1. Hermann Mudsters – Luisa Hermann & Erin Van Heusen ($40,170)
2. MuckThat! – Tobias Schraven ($29,261)
3. Team Family Ties – Larry Silverstein ($20,577)
4. Dirt Merchants – Michael Rentner ($19,571)
5. Filth & Furey – Michael Furey ($18,925)

*as of 12:00 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, June 16

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 Sponsors

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


Shoe Recycling


  • “The best mud run I have ever done.”

    Beckie Warloe
    • Beckie Warloe
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “This is an absolute must if you haven't done it already, a fantastic time from start to finish.”

    Charlie Schill
    • Charlie Schill
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “I signed up for MuckFest MS determined to do it. It was a great experience! We'll be back next year!”

    Carolyn Hachmeyer
    • Carolyn Hachmeyer
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “We had a blast! We will definitely be back next year with a lot more people on our team. Thanks for doing such a great job.”

    Sarah Hulwick
    • Sarah Hulwick
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “This year's MuckFest MS was so amazing! Thank you so much for all of the support!”

    Michael Pierce
    • Michael Pierce
    • Denver Mucker
  • “Thank you! We had so much fun! Can't wait for the next one! ”

    Amy Boudreau-Gencarelli
    • Amy Boudreau-Gencarelli
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “Diagnosed 1 year ago. Great to see everyone come together for such a great cause. The energy at this event was incredible, can’t wait to be back next year!”

    Kristin Frazier
    • Kristin Frazier
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Cheers to an awesome day for an awesome cause!”

    Lauren Weekley
    • Lauren Weekley
    • Detroit Mucker
  • “Little muckers and big muckers agree: MuckFest MS is F-U-N FUN!”

    Robin Martin
    • Robin Martin
    • Denver Mucker
  • “What an amazing day! Best volunteer work I've ever done! Thank you to everyone who showed up and got dirty!”

    Debi King Adams
    • Debi King Adams
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “So much fun! Met great people and got filthy for a good cause!”

    Allison Cole Neilan
    • Allison Cole Neilan
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “Just want to say THANK YOU! We had a BLAST today and this year's course ROCKED!”


    • Lisa Mattingly
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “It was an amazing experience! We had a great time!”

    Karen Paulsson Bieri
    • Karen Paulsson Bieri
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “What a blast! Can't wait until next year!”

    Dean Woehrle
    • Dean Woehrle
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “What an EPIC time at the MuckFest MS. Thanks to everyone that came and supported such a great cause. Had a blast!”

    Johnny G. Essel
    • Johnny G. Essel
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “Thanks MuckFest MS, National MS Society, and all the volunteers! I was diagnosed in December, so this was my first one and it was amazing!”

    Andrea Wood
    • Andrea Wood
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “We all had a BLAST! Can't wait for next year! We will be back with a BIGGER Crew! Thanks Guys for a great event!”

    Robert Bobik Jr.
    • Robert Bobik Jr.
    • New Jersey Mucker
  • “A mucking good time at MuckFest MS this morning!”

    Sam Nastasia
    • Sam Nastasia
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Great time! MuckFest MS 2016 can't come quick enough!”

    Anne Merkle
    • Anne Merkle
    • St. Louis Mucker
  • “Had an amazing time Saturday running MuckFest MS! So much fun! Can't wait until next year!”

    Beth Timmons Coblentz
    • Beth Timmons Coblentz
    • Philadelphia Mucker
  • “Great run today! Thanks to you and all of the volunteers that make it happen!”

    N. Harrison Ripps
    • N. Harrison Ripps
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Westside Muddtha Muckers loved every minute of it. Can't wait till 2016!”

    John West
    • John West
    • Boston Mucker
  • “Had a fun time at MuckFest MS 2015”

    Lynsey McCurdy
    • Lynsey McCurdy
    • Denver Mucker