Woolpert Hits the Muddy Trenches for a Great Cause


— Oct 09, 2013

Cincinnati’sOn Saturday, July 27, a group of 20 Woolpert employees and friends competed in a five-mile obstacle run in Cincinnati to support the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society.

The competitive spirit built as time progressed, even as the rain poured, yet the underlying purpose for climbing the muddy obstacles connected them all. Cincinnati’s MuckFest MS, the event that prompted everyone to commit themselves to this messy adventure, supported one cause: the National MS Society. 

During the race, obstacles included crossing a mud-filled ditch on a 6-in. wide plank, swinging and jumping into a muddy pool of water, climbing over 10-ft tall fences, maneuvering on all fours in muddy mazes and many others that challenged the participants.

Even though mud covered everything by the end of the race, everyone admitted to having an amazing time. Plus, everyone felt great about the amount of money raised for researching multiple sclerosis and assisting those with the condition. Afterward, employees were able to relax with food and beer while chatting about their favorite and most challenging obstacles in the course.

One hundred percent of the registration fees and fundraising went directly to the organization. More than 1,200 other “muckers” and volunteers raised nearly $50,000 for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society.

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