MuckFest MS Philadelphia 5K Mud OBSTACLE Run

Oh, it's big, baby!

Quite fitting that the big, two-day muck-stravaganza known as MuckFest® MS Philadelphia had the most revved-up muckers, the muckiest start line antics—including a muck spa and multiple face-plants—the most daunting (and muddiest) Spill Hill and Triple Pits ever, and a high-altitude view from the top of Crash Landing that made many a mucker swoon before taking a flying leap. Thanks to David Osmond for serenading us and helping to send off the waves of muckers. Ginormous and sincere thanks to our largest (of course) and most muck-thusiastic volunteer contingent: you kept things rockin'...with a little assist from the big honkin' boombox. Big props and thanks to Ellis Preserve for once again being a gracious host and providing the perfect setting for all the muck-tacular shenanigans.

A special message from the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society.

Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS Philadelphia such a great success. We would like to thank all 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.

“Thanks MuckFest MS, National MS Society, and all the volunteers who made the run that much better yesterday. I was diagnosed in December so this was my first one and it was amazing! I'll definitely be there next year!” – Andrea W.

“So glad to be a part of such a great cause! Great job to all.” – Patty F.C.

“Had a mucking awesome time in Philly today!” – Geraldine B.

“Completed the @MuckFestMS! Awesome day. Great obstacles, great challenges, all for a great cause! #charity #MuckFestMS #muddy” – Nick W.

“My family and I had another amazing year. Thank you! Can't wait until next year.” – Nina K.E.

“What an EPIC time at the MuckFest MS. Thanks to everyone who came and supported such a great cause. Had a blast!” – Johnny G.E.

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. Mike Spaeder ($6,565)
2. Adam Maarec ($6,352)
3. Chris & Natasha Ashton ($5,420)
4. Brian Seigfried ($5,310)
5. Steve Daddazio ($5,131)

Teams – Captains (Amount Raised)
1. Petplan Mucky Mutts – Lauren Grant & Ryan Harris ($20,389)
2. Team Tiffany & Co. – Kelly Jo Korman & Cat Brooke ($13,960)
3. Sandys Striders – Andrew Brenner ($13,273)
4. COBB – Lindsay Cobb ($10,996)
5. Sludgie Budgies – Kelly Scott ($10,445)

*as of 9:30 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday, June 2

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.

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  • “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