SOURCE: MuckFest MS

MuckFest MS

December 18, 2012 17:49 ET

MuckFest MS Launching in 18 Cities in 2013

Rise to the Dirty Challenge on a Five-Mile Obstacle Course Constructed of Steel Benefitting the National MS Society

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 18, 2012) - Event 360 is proud to announce the launch of its newest event series, MuckFest MS, in partnership with the National MS Society. In 2013, thousands of women and men from all over the country will rise to the dirty challenge and to take part in one of 18 MuckFest MS events around the country this year, benefitting the National MS Society. This year, the steel obstacles of MuckFest MS will be traveling to:

  • Atlanta, GA (October 12)
  • Baltimore, MD (June 29)
  • Boston, MA (April 27)
  • Cincinnati, OH (July 27)
  • Denver, CO (September 21)
  • Detroit, MI (July 20)
  • Indianapolis, IN (August 24)
  • Jacksonville, FL (March 23)
  • Kansas City, MO (July 13)
  • Milwaukee, WI (September 14)
  • New Jersey (June 15)
  • Philadelphia, PA (June 8 and 9)
  • Phoenix, AZ (November 23)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (May 25)
  • San Diego, CA (December 7)
  • San Francisco/Bay Area (October 26)
  • St. Louis, MO (May 18)
  • Twin Cities, MN (August 10)

MuckFest MS is so much more than an obstacle course with mud. In the weeks before MuckFest MS, the course is dug out with heavy machinery and a whole lot of water is added. Twenty steel-constructed obstacles are then assembled and placed among the mud-filled trenches, slip-n-slide pits and moon-sized craters. We're not talking rinky-dink barricades made out of two-by-fours that you find on some mud runs out there. These obstacles are solid-steel behemoths that are transported by semi-trailers and require days, not hours, of prep and construction at each event site.

A spectacular highlight reel and Pulitzer-worthy photo opportunities await as muckers run, slip, slide, climb, swing and slosh (and laugh and curse) their way through a diabolically hilarious gauntlet of mucky obstacles.

And the fun doesn't stop when the muckers get hosed off. There's a party in the MuckFestival area with beer, food, music and front row seats to watch the remaining muckers take on the obstacles and cross the finish line. (By the way, beer and lunch are included in the registration fee.)

There's even a separate, specially-designed playlot for the kids to get dirty in. We call it the Lil' Muckers area.

For muckers running the course, no special training is required, although a good sense of humor helps immensely, especially on that titanic swing set perched on the edge of a shimmering pool of muck.

Registration for MuckFest MS is now open at www.MuckFestMS.com.

The charity partner of MuckFest MS is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Unlike many mud runs and obstacle course events that return a shockingly tiny fraction of funds to their charity partners, MuckFest MS returns 100% of the fundraising revenue back to the National MS Society. That's what makes MuckFest MS different. We do everything we can to advance and promote the mission of our charity partner, the National MS Society. Our charity partner is the main reason why we bring people together in the first place. Participation in MuckFest MS helps the Society provide vital programs and services to people living with MS and fuels cutting-edge MS research into the cause, treatment and cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. Read more about the life-changing work of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nmss.org.

Event 360 helps organizations use events to create a better world. We specialize in immersive experiences, event fundraising, peer-to-peer engagement and social impact. Event 360 has developed and executed event fundraising programs for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including American Cancer Society, Church World Service, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Opportunity International, PetSmart Charities and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We are headquartered in Chicago, with employees in more than 30 states. For more information, visit www.event360.com.

Contact Information

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    Therese Grohman
    Event 360, Inc.
    773-247-5360 x121
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