About the Campaign
I am running to honor those who have been by my side since my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. They have been through my tough times and also my victories against MS. I was diagnosis on March 23, 2010 after I had my first child. I started to run more than a 10k, after my diagnosis. I have completed several half marathons and two full marathons in Lincoln and Boston. I am excited to start this journey to help raise awareness and to show others who are fighting MS, to keep fighting for your goals and dreams.
The Ultra Relay
The Ultra Relay is an annual, 19 segment, relay run stretching 3,260 miles across America for the MS cause.
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.