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Muck event helps in MS battle

Jenny Larson, Jenn Dietzler and Christina and Jeremy Helwig pose at the finish line after completing the recent MuckFest event.1 / 3
Bill Anderson from Roberts formed the Bill's Dirty Girls/Guys team for <uckFest. It was the second largest team entered in the competition.2 / 3
Team members with Bill's Dirty Girls/Guys tackle one of the obstacles in the course.3 / 3

More than 2,000 athletes participated in the MuckFest MS event at Trollhaugen Ski Area on Aug. 10.

Included in the participants was Bill's Dirty Girls/Guys, a team of local folks who were dedicated to raising funds in the fight against multiple sclerosis. The local team was the second largest team in terms of numbers to take part in the event, with a total of 28 athletes.

Participants ran through the course and tackled various obstacles during the day's challenge.

The event was put on by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National MS Society. The money raised benefitted the National MS Society. The society offers education, support and programs for people dealing with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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