FUN Mud Run to End MS Coming to Charlotte NC, Cities Nationwide

MuckFest MS Crash Landing obstacle in Detroit MI, Source: Event 360.
MuckFest MS Crash Landing obstacle in Detroit MI, Source: Event 360.

MuckFest® MS Ready to Muddy Up 12 Cities — The FUN Mud Run to End MS

By Calvin Fleming, for Event 360

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360 are proud to announce the 2017 season of MuckFest MS, the 5K mud run series. This mud obstacle run features over 18 obstacles designed for any athletic level – beginner to advanced. In 2017, MuckFest MS will tour 12 cities across the country with stops in two new cities — Charlotte NC and Austin TX. Registration is open at

The MuckFest MS series supports people living with multiple sclerosis with 100% of fundraising dollars supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2016, more than 40,000 participants raised more than $3 million. Since its inception, MuckFest MS participants have raised over $25 million.

The 2017 MuckFest MS events will take place in:

  • Charlotte – Saturday, May 6
  • Boston – Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21
  • Philadelphia – Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4
  • New Jersey – Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25
  • Denver – Saturday, July 15
  • Detroit – Saturday, August 5
  • Twin Cities – Saturday, August 19
  • Chicago – Saturday, September 16
  • Bay Area – Sunday, October 1
  • Austin – Saturday, October 14
  • Dallas – Saturday, October 28
  • So Cal – Saturday, November 11

MuckFest MS obstacles include: Swing Set, Muck Off, Skid Mark, and more. Experience the obstacles here.

Spectators can watch the mud-filled action and enjoy the festival area for free, including the Lil’ Muckers muddy kids 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.

Said Holly Messick, Vice President of Events for the National MS Society:

“MuckFest MS is a fun, purposeful opportunity to support people affected by MS. 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.”

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. The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives. Through its comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society provides people affected with the connections, information and resources they need. Last year alone, the Society invested $42 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.

Event 360 is an experienced event management team offering a full range of services, including event production, social impact, fundraising technology, site logistics, communication strategies and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with team members and partners working nationwide, Event 360 achieves success for its clients using peer-to-peer fundraising and unique events. Learn more at

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