BOSTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360 are proud to announce the 2016 season of MuckFest MS, the 5K mud run series. This mud obstacle run features over 20 obstacles designed for any athletic level.
The MuckFest MS series supports people living with multiple sclerosis, and brings us closer to a world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's mission to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. In 2015, more than 40,000 participants raised more than $3 million. Since its inception, MuckFest MS participants have raised more than $22 million.
In 2016, MuckFest MS will happen in 11 cities across the country, including for the first time in Dallas at the legendary Southfork Ranch. Registration for the series is now open at www.MuckFestMS.com.
The 2016 MuckFest MS events will take place in:
Boston – Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15
Philadelphia – Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5
New Jersey – Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26
Denver – Saturday, July 16
Detroit – Saturday, August 6
Twin Cities – Saturday, August 20
Chicago – Saturday, September 10
San Francisco – Saturday, October 1
Houston – Saturday, October 15
Dallas – Saturday, October 29 – New for 2016!
Los Angeles – Saturday, November 12
The elaborate course and festival area are constructed to ensure spectators get a great view of the muddy action. There's no admission fee for spectators, so runners are encouraged to invite family and friends to enjoy the day. Even kids get their own mucky play area called Lil' Muckers. After teams cross the finish line, they take their mud-soaked "after" photo, hose off, and celebrate their accomplishments with their complimentary treats and Traveler beers in the MuckFestival area. AbbVie is the national sponsor of MuckFest MS. The national MuckFestival sponsor is the Traveler Beer Company.
"MuckFest MS gives me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS while having a blast with my friends and family in the mud. Our team, Muckin' for Michael's Mom (TeamM4MM), runs and fundraises for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of my mom, who was diagnosed with MS six years ago," shares Michael Pierce, a MuckFest MS national team captain from Denver who has fundraised more than $45,000 over the past 2 years.
"MuckFest MS is symbolic. As we overcome the obstacles out on the course, those same obstacles can also inspire us to get back up and keep moving forward," said Betty Ross, Vice President, Walk MS and Emerging Events for the National MS Society.
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.
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 $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 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.
About Event 360
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. Event 360 achieves success for its clients using peer-to-peer fundraising and unique events. Since 2003, Event 360's experienced team of event management specialists have successfully produced more than 200 events, which have raised a combined half a billion dollars toward their clients' missions. www.Event360.com
SOURCE Event 360