ALL ABOUT TEAMS

Over 90% of MuckFest MS runners and volunteers are on teams. Why? It’s simple. Teams have more fun before, during and after the event. From picking out a team name and getting team t-shirts to celebrating your triumphs with a cold one after the run, your team will be together from Start to Finish, experiencing all the laughs, spills and thrills out on the course and creating mucky memories to last a lifetime.

Starting Your MuckFest MS Team

The different kinds of MuckFest MS teams reflect the incredible variety of participants who do the event:

  • Friends, family and coworkers start a team to honor someone living with MS

  • OCR enthusiasts and athletes looking for a fun and challenging event

  • Managers and coworkers looking for a team-building and bonding experience for their staff

  • Personal trainers, fitness consultants and gyms helping clients meet their fitness goals

  • Friends and family looking for something fun to do for a great cause

Take a look at the team photos to see all the different kinds of MuckFest MS teams who do the event.

To start a team, it only takes one person who will register as a Team Captain. However, you don’t have to go it alone as the captain because every team can have up to two co-captains.

  • Bonus Tip — Naming Your Team: MuckFest MS teams come up with the best names. You can honor a friend or relative or pick something delightfully dirty or curiously clever. We love “punny” names; you’d be surprised how many ways you can use “muck,” “mucker,” and “mud” in your team name.

To join a team that is already registered, you can search here for the team name or team captain.

Team-Building Tools & Ideas

As we say here, the more the muckier! The larger the MuckFest MS teams are, the more we can support MS research and people living with MS in our community. We’re also offering a number of team perks and rewards that teams can earn. To get more muckers on your team, here are some tools to kick your team-building into overdrive:

  • Team Page — your team's ‟billboard” on the website. Use it to recruit new members. On the page, you can see your team roster, and click to view individual team member's fundraising pages. Team Captains can log into the Participant Center to edit the page, adding a customized message or photo. Captains can also email team members, track recruiting and fundraising from the Participant Center. To see your Team Page, click here and enter your team name in the search box.

  • Sample Messages — we wrote these sample messages that you can use to invite friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to join your MuckFest MS team. Just cut, paste, customize and send! Click here to see all the sample messages.

  • Team Poster — Put up this eye-catching Team Poster at the office.

  • More team-building tools are coming soon!

Fundraising as a Team

  • Team Page — your team's fundraising ‟billboard” on the website. You can see who is on your team and who has donated to your team, as well as see your team’s overall fundraising progress. Team Captains can log into the Participant Center to edit the page, add a customized message or photo. To see your Team Page, click here and enter your team name in the search box.

  • Sample Messages — we wrote these sample fundraising messages that you can use for your individual and team fundraising efforts. Just cut, paste, customize and send! Click here to see all the sample messages.

  • About Team Donations — In the event that donations are made to a team and not to an individual person, the team’s account will be credited with all of these confirmed team gifts to add to the overall team total.

  • More team fundraising tools coming soon!

If you have questions about teams, click here for the FAQ or contact us.