THANK YOU, New Jersey!
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 www.MuckFestMS.com or call the chapter.
What's that you say?
“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)
Teams – Captain(s) (Amount Raised)
*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
Matching Gifts: Boost Your Fundraising Total
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“This is an absolute must if you haven't done it already, a fantastic time from start to finish.”
“I signed up for MuckFest MS determined to do it. It was a great experience! We'll be back next year!”
“This year's MuckFest MS was so amazing! Thank you so much for all of the support!”
“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!”
“Little muckers and big muckers agree: MuckFest MS is F-U-N FUN!”
“So much fun! Met great people and got filthy for a good cause!”
“It was an amazing experience! We had a great time!”
“What an EPIC time at the MuckFest MS. Thanks to everyone that came and supported such a great cause. Had a blast!”
“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!”
“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!”
“A mucking good time at MuckFest MS this morning!”
“Had an amazing time Saturday running MuckFest MS! So much fun! Can't wait until next year!”
“Great run today! Thanks to you and all of the volunteers that make it happen!”
“Westside Muddtha Muckers loved every minute of it. Can't wait till 2016!”
“Had a fun time at MuckFest MS 2015”