Twin Cities | Saturday, August 2, 2014

MuckFest® MS Twin Cities 5K Mud and Fun Run

You came, you got dirty, you raised over $200,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

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

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Thank You Very Muck, Twin Cities!

What an unbelievable event! Weather-wise, it was the Goldilocks of days — not too hot, not too cool, but just right. Although there was plenty of sunshine, our beautiful new course featured mud that was ultra-thick and nasty (in a good way), which made for plenty of dirty smiles all around. And bravo to all the teams who had their own customized t-shirts and to the entire wave of muckers who voluntarily and happily did a face-plant at the starting line — it's that kind of muck-tacular enthusiasm that make us all weak in the knees. So far, this is the season of love: we've had an engagement, a wedding proposal, a honeymoon couple and now, with the Twin Cities, a 25th wedding anniversary. Congratulations to our mucky couple, who were part of the super-sized, always-awesome Team Mudivor from KS95, and congratulations to all our Twin Cities muckers, volunteers and friends! You made the day very special and un-mucking-forgettable.

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Thank You!

A special message from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National MS Society. Thank you for coming out and making MuckFest MS Twin Cities such a great success. The National MS Society, Upper Midwest 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 our Facebook page and on Twitter we asked you what the best part of MuckFest MS was. Here's a sampling: 

"Great time getting dirty for fight against MS at MuckFest MS. Fun day with family and friends on Team Lahammer!" – Mary L.

"This was mucking awesome!" – Melissa O.

"We had so much fun!" – Hannah S.

"Great day at MuckFest MS Twin Cities. Such a great cause." – Nathan C.

"We mucking did it!" – Denyse E.

"Seriously, had so much fun today!" – Meghan B.

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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 are the links 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. Clyde Kringlen ($3,515)
2. Carly Allen-Tice ($2,790)
3. Ellen Meyer ($2,430)
4. Haley Fox ($2,134)
5. Marie Van Uitert ($2,011)
1. Green Ninja Brigade - Daniel Endreson ($6,882)
2. What the Muck 2014! - Clyde Kringlen ($5,375)
3. Prime Grime - Sally Reigel ($5,050)
4. KS95 Team Mudivor - Moon Ks95 ($4,696)
5. Provo Power - Janice Lennox ($4,420)

*as of 12:00 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 5

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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, Twin Cities, 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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The MuckFest MS Thank You Duck


Event Photos

Event photos are free for sharing and downloading from a searchable database.

SATURDAY - 8/2 Event Photos

Below are a few sample event photos.

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