Teams from Insomniac Games and Epic Games are gearing up for some friendly competition at this year’s Muck Ruckus charity event, raising money and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
MuckRuckus MS Carolinas is a 5-mile, military-style run with obstacles that have been surrounded by or consist entirely of mucky fun. People cheer as teams of contestants slip, slide and slosh their way to the finish line.
Insomniac recently posted a profile of one of their team members, QA Tester Sidney Spencer:
Admit it. You want to run though mud – bad. It’s human nature. There is somthing beautiful about the way mud seems to hearken to us saying, “Hey, I’m mud. Nothing more – nothing less. Come get messy in me.” In fact, the only way running though mud could get better is if you could do it for charity.
Today, let’s get to know one of the Insomniac runners a bit more – QA Tester Sidney Spencer. Why is he doing the Muck Ruckus? What is his running mantra? Is he afraid of zombies? Find out below.
SS: The opportunity to help people feels great. I think we all have friends that have somehow had their lives affected by medical conditions like this. Through opportunities like this we can help those people, and maybe even find a cure. Not to mention that I now have a really good excuse to run through the mud.
Why Muck Ruckus?
SS: Knowing that I can help someone is the main thing. What makes even better is the interesting way that I get to go about it. The training I will have to put myself through won’t hurt either.
Faster run time: Chased by zombies, or first in line at your favorite food truck?
SS: Chased by zombies while being the first in line for a barbecue sandwich? If I had to pick one I would say food truck. I’ll need it at that point, and hopefully I will be moving fast enough not to worry about zombies.
If you had a running mantra, what would it be?
What’s your goal for Muck Ruckus?
SS: Raise as much money as possible, have a lot of fun in the process. Oh… and finish without passing out.
“Finish without passing out.” That should probably be our goal for most moments in life. Wise words, Sidney. And best of luck in the Muck Ruckus! Enjoy the mud!
If you would like to donate to Team Insomniac, visit their Muck Ruckus page.
Or, if you fancy donating to Team Epic, you can visit their Muck Ruckus page.