MuckFest MS St. Louis 5K Mud Obstacle Run

The spirit of St. Louis is MUCK-TACULAR!

Thank you, St. Louis, for putting the muck in MuckFest MS, for revealing the true heart and soul of the event, and for displaying a seemingly endless capacity for having fun. With some of the best mud of the season (gooey, viscous, drying to a fine plaster), the course was primed for action, and you delivered in a big way. St. Louis muckers owned the obstacles—including a lengthy Walk on Water—and attained a level of bodily mud coverage that broke all previous records. Big props for conquering one of the most difficult Spill Hills yet, a feat made possible by incredible teamwork and enthusiastic camaraderie. Happily, the hilarity didn't stop at the finish line. After the run, there was quite a bit of toasting and celebrating, and many muckers made quite a splash, so to speak, in our log-rolling pool, turning it into a muddy dunk tank. Sincere and special thanks go out to the St. Louis volunteers...let's just say your hard work, friendly smiles and positive attitude redefined the meaning of dedication in our muck-dictionary. And big thanks again this year to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for being such a great event partner.

A special message from the Gateway Chapter of the National MS Society.

Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS St. Louis 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?

On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram here's what you're saying about MuckFest MS St. Louis:

“Folsom's Muddy Muckers had a GREAT time on Saturday!” – Jennifer F.

“What an amazing day! Best volunteer work I've ever done! Thank you to everyone who showed up and got dirty!” – Debi K. A.

“YEAAAAAAAAAAA St. Louis!” – Toni L.

“Just want to say THANK YOU!! We had a BLAST today and this year's course ROCKED!” – Lisa M.

“Great event!” – Joan H. C.

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. Danielle Cook-Kirkweg ($5,106)
2. Barry Singer ($4,270)
3. Nicole Ferguson ($3,929)
4. Todd Garten ($2,350)
5. Laura Rousseau ($2,301)

Teams – Captains (Amount Raised)
1. Filthy Five – Barry Singer ($8,420)
2. Muddy Muckers – Danielle Cook-Kirkweg ($5,960)
3. Loess Locos – Carrie Williams ($4,035)
4. Wells Fargo St. Louis Race Team – Steve Swymeler($3,883)
5. Dirty Birds – Laura Rousseau & Melanie Mitchell ($3,664)

*as of 11:15 a.m. Central, Tuesday, August 18

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

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  • “Thank you all for an awesome day! This was our first time, and everyone was so inviting and kind! And as a person living with MS, it was awfully nice to get a pat on the back and a 'you're doing great' as we went along! We'll definitely be seeing you again next year!”

    Heather Kragthorpe Briese
    • Heather Kragthorpe Briese
    • Twin Cities Mucker
  • “One of the best things I have ever experienced!”

    Molly Beth
    • Molly Beth
    • Chicago Mucker
  • “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 SO much fun, thank you for an amazing course and all that lovely mud.”

    Kari Gansch
    • Kari Gansch
    • Twin Cities Mucker
  • “We powered through the obstacles, swam through the muck and had an absolute blast! Having fun for an amazing cause has never hurt so good! Thanks for the memories MuckFest MS!”

    Team Mucky Doves
    • Team Mucky Doves
    • Chicago Muckers
  • “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
  • “Awesome! I participated today as an MS Warrior, and I was truly touched by the awareness and amount of people supporting this great cause! Thank you for helping us get a little closer to a cure! #IMuckWithMS #MSWarrior”

    Tammy Duke
    • Tammy Duke
    • Chicago 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
  • “Great course again this year!! Thanks for the fun and memories!”

    Ellen Beitzinger
    • Ellen Beitzinger
    • Twin Cities 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
  • “Thank you to everyone who made this happen again this year. We had a great time. MS didn't win today, we did!”

    Tanya Engelking Zukauskas
    • Tanya Engelking Zukauskas
    • Chicago 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
  • “Had a blast yesterday at the Twin Cities event! Emcee Al was a hoot!”

    Jen Tabroxen
    • Jen Tabroxen
    • Twin Cities 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