MUDDY FAMILY FUN IN PARKER
Over 3,500 participants are expected at MuckFest MS Denver on Saturday, July 15, 2017. MuckFest MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. No special training or equipment is required. Fired-up and fun-loving teams of friends, family, and coworkers run on a well-designed 5K course, featuring super-sized obstacles and mud from start to finish.
MuckFest® MS is the FUN Mud Run to end MS.
The MuckFest MS series is built for laughs, but it’s also on a serious mission: to bring us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis. 100% of funds raised by MuckFest MS runners go to the National MS Society. Registration is now open at www.MuckFestMS.com.
2018 Event Information
Name: MuckFest MS Denver
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Event Location: Salisbury North, 9200 Motsenbocker Road, Parker, CO 80134
Across the country, more than 40,000 participants raised more than $3 million for the National MS Society in 2016. Since its inception, MuckFest MS participants have raised more than $25 million in donations.
Participants are welcome to bring their friends and family to support and enjoy the festival area for no admission fee. Spectators get to cheer on the runners with a front row view of the messy, muddy action and kids get to play in the Lil’ Muckers play area. Once teams cross the finish line they get to celebrate their achievements in the MuckFestival area with an “after” photo and complimentary beer from Traveler Beer. The national MuckFestival sponsor is the Traveler Beer Company. AbbVie is the national sponsor of MuckFest MS.
“This cause and event are so close to my heart,” said Parker resident Michael Pierce of team Muckin’ for Michael’s Mom and member of the Colorado-Wyoming Board of Trustees for the National MS Society. “I love MuckFest MS because it inspires us and others to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS, like my mother. The event is a blast, and we’re making a huge impact through our fundraising.” In 2016 alone, this team has raised more than $30,000 to end MS forever.
“MuckFest MS is a fun, purposeful opportunity to support people affected by MS,” said Holly Messick, Vice President of Events for the National MS Society. “It’s inspiring to see individuals and teams come together to challenge and support one another in their fundraising efforts and through the obstacles on the course. Funds raised by participants provide resources, tools and breakthroughs for people affected by MS.”
100% of funds raised by MuckFest MS runners support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever. To date, MuckFest MS event participants have raised more than $25 million since its inception.
About Multiple Sclerosis
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.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $42 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.