Thursday, June 14, 2012


Last weekend, participants at the National MS Society's Muck Ruckus Philly had a surprise ending--Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA-7) joined participants for the final obstacle! This year was Congressman Meehan's first year attending Muck Ruckus Philly (last year he attended Walk MS) and he enthusiastically climbed up a mud hill, slid down a slide, and crawled across the final mud pool!
Congressman Meehan joins participants for the final climb

on their way down
Congressman Meehan completing the final mud pool
This year Muck Ruckus Philly had 4,200 participants and a fundraising goal of $1.1 Million. With obstacles including a fireman's pole and a giant cargo net, participants relied on balance, strength, and agility to avoid mud pits. The 5-mile challenge course for amateur and recreational athletes required sloshing, swinging, slipping, and climbing across land, water, and mud.

Muck Ruckus is a chance for participants of all ages to enjoy themselves, while raising awareness and funds for the National MS Society. Muck Ruckus races take place around the United States. Click here to find a Muck Ruckus race in your area!

Thank you Congressman Meehan, all of the participants, and volunteers for making Muck Ruckus Philly a huge success and proving that ending MS is dirty work!
Congressman Meehan after participating in Muck Ruckus Philly
(left to right: MS activist Allison Coia, MS Society Staff Karen Mariner, Greater Delaware Valley Board Member Mike Spaeder)  

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