About the Campaign
My first exposure to multiple sclerosis was a colleague who had progressive MS. I remember being so impressed with her positive attitude especially on the days that her symptoms posed more of a challenge. Since that time, a number of colleagues and friends have been diagnosed with MS and have experienced varying degrees of symptoms. I continue to be inspired by their resiliency .
I want to be a part of the solution. I want to be part of the momentum for finding a cure and for helping improve the lives of those living with MS. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we work for a common purpose.
Running for me is a celebration of what the human body and spirit can do. I am celebrating with each step – envisioning a world in which no one is restricted with an MS diagnosis. I am excited about this opportunity to push my limits. Thank you for your support and your generosity towards helping me reach my fundraising goal.
The Ultra Relay
The MS Run the US – Relay is an annual 3,260-mile relay run across America for the multiple sclerosis (MS) cause.
The Relay begins each year mid-April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes mid-August in New York, NY. Our Relay runners are selected via our online application process to participate as an individual segment runner as part of the Ultra Relay team.
To participate each runner commits to fundraising $10,000 over ten months and to running approximately 160 miles over 6 consecutive days during his or her assigned Relay segment. There are 19 segments total in the relay spanning from California to New York. Once selected each running spends months training and fundraising prior to the event as they prepare to devote one week on the road with the nonprofit while completing their segment’s miles. Each runner’s segment is logistically coordinated back-to-back as part of the collective team effort to run 3,260 miles over the duration of 4.5 months.