About the Campaign
I started running cross country and track my freshman year in high school, and then went on to run for two years at a small Division 2 college in NY. Since then, I have done multiple half marathons and 3 full marathons. I now coach cross country and track & field at Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey. While on a run with the team I met the incredible people who were finishing up the 2017 MS Run the US Relay. Since then I have kept in touch, followed the runners, and our team had the honor of running alongside the 2018 finishing segment for the last 5 miles. While doing so, I became inspired to join the team this year.
This organization hit close to home because of my older sister Michelle. She was diagnosed when I was a freshman in high school and has been incredibly tough and persevered through the challenges of MS. She is my inspiration and motivation to complete this challenging relay segment. I am looking forward to being able to raise awareness and funds for MS research.
This is my first year taking part in the Relay team and I am extremely excited to show how the mind is amazing thing. MS affects my sister’s daily life, but she pushes through it all and is so happy and successful. I will run each step of the 188-miles with my sister in mind and will have a positive attitude just like she does!
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.