2018 MuckFest

Join in on the fun on Saturday, September 15th, for MuckFest MS, the FUN mud run with awesome obstacles! The 5K course features mountains of mud and 18 obstacles primed to make you fly and climb higher than you’ve ever gone before. This event is built for laughs from start to finish, but participants are also on a serious mission to support the life-changing work of the National MS Society.

The 2018 MuckFest MS event series will take place in seven cities throughout the U.S. to help raise funds for those living with multiple sclerosis This year Parker joins Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Detroit, Chicago and Dallas in the fight against MS. MuckFest MS is a 5K mud obstacle course that requires no training and is for any level — from the beginner to the star athlete. In 2018, MuckFest MS anticipates more than 28,000 participants nationwide mucking it up to help get us to a world free of multiple sclerosis. Registration for the events is now open at www.MuckFestMS.com.

Runners laugh their way through a 5K obstacle course as they slither through the Belly Crawl, jump into the Crash Landing stunt pad, and scale the mighty Mt. Muck-imanjaro. Other obstacles include Tunnel of Love, Spider Web, Shake & Quake, Swing Set, Spill Hill, Flying Muckers, Walk on Water, Skid Mark, Tight Rope, and more. After the event, participants gather in the MuckFestival area to celebrate their efforts out on the course with a free beer or soda. Over 90% of participants run on teams made up of friends, family, and coworkers. The event is free to spectators, and kids have their very own play area, called Lil’ Muckers, where they can splish and splash.

Since MuckFest MS started, participants have raised $28 million for research. 100% of the funds raised goes to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s efforts to bring an end to MS and to help those currently living with it. In 2017, more than 32,000 participants raised more than $3 million.

“We come together at MuckFest MS to lift up those who are affected by MS in an enjoyable and purposeful way,” said Liz Strawn, Senior Director of MuckFest MS & Special Events, National MS Society. “Every year we see teams made up of individuals who either have MS or support loved ones that do and can’t help but feel inspired by their determination. This event gives participants the opportunity to have fun and directly impact the lives of those living with MS.”
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives. Last year, the Society invested $40 million in MS research with more than 360 active projects around the world. Through its comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted $100 million to help more than one million people affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed. They are united in their collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at nationalMSsociety.org.

To join the fight, and get messy doing it, register for MuckFest today at MuckFestMS.com.

2018 MuckFest
Saturday, September 15th
Salisbury North
9200 Motsenbocker Road
Parker, CO 80134
First wave/start time is at 9:00am, and then every 20 minutes until approximately 3:00pm

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