New Jersey | Saturday, June 21, 2014

MuckFest® MS New Jersey 5K Mud and Fun Run

You came, you got dirty, you raised over $410,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

It’s no secret that New Jersey 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 New Jersey, it’s definitely time to overshare using hashtag #MuckFestMS

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Thanks for the Mucky Memories New Jersey!

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for MuckFest® MS New Jersey. Bright blue skies and abundant sunshine set the backdrop for a day full of muck-tacular fun, which included making mud angels and a mucky slip-n-slide at the start line. And after all the messy adventures out on the course, the fun continued at the awesome beer garden at McLoone’s Boathouse! We’d like to send a huge thank you out to Essex County South Mountain Reservation for hosting this event, to our Local Presenting Sponsor Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and to all of our participants and volunteers for your enthusiasm and dedication in helping to create a world free of MS. And we’d especially like to congratulate you for having the top fundraising team of the MuckFest MS series so far! Thank you New Jersey!

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Thank You!

A special message from the New Jersey Metro 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 New Jersey 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 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 the best part of MuckFest MS was. Here's a sampling: 

"I 'celebrated' the 10th anniversary of my diagnosis today by completing my first MuckFest MS. I had a blast! An exhausting blast, but a blast! Thank you to everyone for the experience. It was absolutely heart warming to see so many people supporting the fight. -- BILLY C.


"Blast is an understatement! We had a MuckTacular time!-- JANAINA M.


"I had a blast in NJ this weekend! Even wore my orange for MS.-- GIGI B.


"We had an amazing time today at the NJ MuckFest MS!!! Can't wait for next year!-- MICHELLE L. H.


"Had a fantastic time yesterday! GREAT race, great cause-- GINA L.


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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 is the link 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. TOBIAS SCHRAVEN ($17,006)
2. THOMAS SPENCER ($10,050)
4. LAURA MCGUIRE ($5,875)
5. MICHAEL FUREY ($5,375)

*as of 2:15 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 24

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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, New Jersey, 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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Below are a few sample event photos.

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Thanks to Our Local Sponsors

Local Presenting Sponsor

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey


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