COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): MUCKFEST UPDATES

MAY 18, 2020 UPDATE:

The number one priority of the MuckFest team is the health and safety of our participants and community. We take our responsibility to each of you very seriously.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must cancel the 2020 MuckFest event season. Please know that we have taken great consideration and care in making this difficult decision. We share in your sadness and disappointment as this event means so much to all of us. In order to protect our community, especially those of us living with MS, and in keeping with the ongoing protocols issued by local jurisdictions and medical experts, we unfortunately have no option to move forward with the events as planned.

We will be taking steps to process registration fee refunds within the coming weeks. All refunds, including upgrades and Volunteer Fun & Run fees, will be automatically processed. There is no need to contact us with a refund request. This includes those who purchased additional registrations or group ticket packages for their team.

Due to the profound financial impact that COVID-19 has had on the National MS Society and the uncertainty about the future of events like MuckFest, we are unable to reschedule these events into 2021 at this time. We know this news is difficult, but it is our aim to be as transparent as possible to our loyal participants and supporters.

Continuing to Support the National MS Society
The COVID-19 pandemic intensifies the challenges of multiple sclerosis, and people with MS need our support now more than ever. You can still make an impact — here are some ways to stay connected:

  • Keep fundraising. Your fundraising support center is still live with tools and resources to support your efforts.
  • Did you already have a MuckFest fundraiser planned or rescheduled? We know that muckers love to celebrate ending MS with their friends and family! Create a DIY fundraising party when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and make it a fundraising opportunity for your team.
  • Are you a gamer or familiar with streaming online? If so, you may be interested in our brand new initiative, Stream to End MS. Whether you’re a classic gamer, an incredible speedrunner, content creator, or playing the latest releases, we have a place for you.
  • Learn more about Coronavirus and our brand new COVID-19 Relief Fund.
  • Want to keep moving? Check out Finish MS to learn more about events near you.

Your support ensures our incredible progress and momentum toward a cure continues with force, while we meet the urgent and expanding needs of our community. Our world may look different today, but our commitment to people affected by MS remains.

If you have questions or would like more information about other opportunities to stay involved with the Society in your area, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page or reach out to your local manager:

Thank you for being a part of the MuckFest family. At times like this, and always, we’re stronger together.