Stirring the muck to help veterans

Muckstock raises money for Vetstock, with hopes to return next year


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  • Competitors climb a pyramid during the race. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Team Can't Hurt Steel (blue) and military veterans pose for a portrait. The team represents the Can’t Hurt Steel Community Foundation based in New York State. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Team M.M.House members Nicole Conklin, Elliott Ufret, Cara Meland, Bernard Mendoza, Alex Meland and Carlie Meland pose for a portrait after finishing the race. The team is based in New York state. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Elliott Ufret of Greenville, N.Y., was the first runner to complete the race and fastest time. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Runner and Army veteran Jim Strasser nears the finish line. Strasser currently serves in the Army National Guard. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Melissa McCauley and Lisa Casamassina pose for a portrait after finishing the race. Both women are from Hampton Township, N.J. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Elliott Ufret of Greenville, N.Y., was the first runner to complete the race and with the fastest time. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Several members of the M.M.House team on the move on the race course. The team is from New York State. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Two racers move through water along the course. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Several racers move through water along the course. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Several members of the Can't Hurt Steel team move through a stream on the race course. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • A Muckstock runner nears the finish line as other runners wait to begin in the background. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




  • Runner Ed Buonocore of Raritan, New Jersey on the move on the race course. (Photo by George Leroy Hunter)




By George Leroy Hunter

— Some 181 people widely ranging in fitness levels braved the mud, bugs, water, and woods at Muckstock, a 5K obstacle race held at the Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford on July 30.

Some participants ran solo while others were part of teams. Groups of runners were released about every ten minutes in staggered starts.

The best part is the money it raised for VetStock, a not-for-profit organization that assists military veterans. Vetstock organized the event.

This was the first event of its kind held in the area, and organizers hope to do it again next year. Military veterans from the region and many volunteers helped make the event a success.

Proceeds from Muckstock will benefit Folds of Honor, the Combat Veterans Association, and the Veterans Memorial Project.

For more photos visit pikecountycourier.com.















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