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Competitors take on the first obstacle, Triple Pits, at the MuckFest MS Twin Cities 5K Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Somerset Amphitheater. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)

Muckers raise money for MS

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MuckFest MS Twin Cities took place at the Somerset Amphitheater Music and Event Center (715 Spring St.) Saturday, Aug. 2 in Somerset.

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The motto “Bring it. Run it. Muck it.” describes the event to a tee. The event, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is a 5K course full of mud that takes participants through roughly 19 obstacles that spin, swing and fling people around, according to the event website. The course takes roughly 45-90 minutes to complete, on average. If the names of the obstacles are any indication, participants are in for a wild ride: Tunnel of Love, Spill Hill, Slither and Skid Mark are just a few.

“We operate on ‘the more, the muckier,’” the website reads. “So invite your friends and family to join you in the hilarious spills and thrills. To get the most out of your MuckFest MS experience, you should start a team or join a team. When you slosh through the mud or take on one of the outrageous obstacles, you’ll want someone to laugh with and to give you a hand up.”

There was also a specially designed “mucky playlot” for children ages 5-11 called Lil’ Muckers. Spectators were welcome to watch family and friends take a stab at the course free of charge.

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