St. Louis | Saturday, July 12, 2014

MuckFest® MS St. Louis 5K Mud and Fun Run

You came, you got dirty, you raised over $145,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

It’s no secret that st. Louis 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 five 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 St. Louis, it’s definitely time to overshare using hashtag #MuckFestMS

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Event Recap — What a Muck-tacular Day!

Seriously, we haven't seen that kind of muck-thusiasm...well, ever! We always knew that St. Louis would be PHAT (Pretty Hot and Tempting), but we were blown away by how PHUN you made it! Whether it was the final wave of muckers who dove into the mud pool before the run or the Gateway Area Chapter president jumping in the mud with a white skirt and then running the course, we can honestly say that mucking it in the Lou is truly something special. Thank you! And thanks also to Federated Auto Parts Raceway @ I-55 for hosting a superbly wet and wild event site.

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Thank You!

A special message from the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society. Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS St. Louis such a great success. The National MS Society, Gateway Area Chapter 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.

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What's that you say?

On Facebook and Twitter we asked you about MuckFest MS St. Louis. Here's a sampling: 

"Never had so much fun on a run!" – Shelby A.

"Probably one of the best/fun experiences of my life!" – Aimee M.

"Had such a great time! Can't believe it's over." – Todd G.

"Awesome day!! Loved the obstacles! : )" – Anne M.

"Good turnout today. Loved the course. Great Cause!" – Jeff F.

"Muckin' it in the Lou was awesome. We had an amazing time." – Sharon G.

"We had lots of dirty fun today at Muckfest!" – Katie O.

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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 albums 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. Barry Singer ($6,425)
2. Carrie Williams ($5,765)
3. Danielle Cook-Kirkweg ($4,226)
4. Kristin Robinson ($2,440)
5. Michael Kelley ($2,136)
1. Filthy Five - Barry Singer ($8,130)
2. Loess Locos - Carrie Williams ($7,855)
3. Muddy Muckers - Danielle Cook-Kirkweg ($4,416)
4. Dirt Diggler (aka Redbeard the Horrible) - Michael Kelley ($4,201)
5. Muddy Renegades - Cynthia Dalpiaz ($3,405)

*as of 2:15 p.m., July 15th

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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, St. Louis, 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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