About the Campaign
My brother, a dentist and professional brewer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 27 years old, 13 years ago.
He was a talented and disciplined cyclist and MS has taken so much of that from him. About a year ago he sent over an IG post of a runner taking part in an event running this event to raise funds and awareness of MS. I was in!
On May 12th, 2021 I will lace up my running shoes at 5,128 ft and head East (not my normal direction of travel) running 188 miles until I reach Vernal, UT at 5,328 ft, 7 days later. I will reach elevations of 9,000-10,000ft “enjoying” a marathon a day. I look forward to spending the long slow miles in the beautiful Beehive state. Much like the beehive, this event is not done solo. While my portion of the miles will be done solely by me, there is an entire team of us crazy runners who love someone fighting MS. Please take a moment to read more about this event below.
I invite you to follow me on my training, fundraising, and eventually, run experience. An experience which I am sure will be filled with aches, pains, tears, and worry but if people like my big brother can live with MS every day I can surely do this in their honor. Won’t you come along!
About the Relay
The Relay begins each year in April in Santa Monica, CA, and finishes in August in New York, NY. Our relay runners are selected via our online application process to participate as an individual segment runner as a part of the 19 segment relay. 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. Once selected each runner spends months training and fundraising with in-depth help from the organization prior to the event’s start as they prepare to devote one week on the road while completing their segment’s miles. They are aided on the road by the organization’s road crew team. Each runner’s segment is logistically coordinated back-to-back as a part of the collective team effort to run across America. Donations raised support the organization’s mission to raise awareness of the MS disease, aid research, and to help those living with disability due to MS.