Josh Palasz – Segment 9

I will be running 166 miles in 6 days in honor of Christopher Palasz, my dad, and to STOP MS with the 2020 UltraRelay Team.
13% Funded
  • $1,302.00 Donated
  • $10,000.00 Goal
  • 12 Donors

About the Campaign

RUNNER STORY

November 2018 I was coming back from a trip to Hawaii and was about to embrace a cold Wisconsin winter for the first time in many years. Knowing that winter is the worst thing ever, I decided I wanted to embrace the winter by doing something outdoors. As I was in the airport contemplating all this, I started scrolling through Instagram and found the Milwaukee Marathon. Instantly, I knew I wanted to RUN. Without wasting any time, I signed up for the Milwaukee marathon, which was in April and started training right away. I knew right away that running could potentially be one of those things that I will stick with for the long-haul. I ended up running the Milwaukee marathon but all the while knowing that I wanted to run a longer distance for a cause, but nothing presented itself to me. All the while my dad has been suffering with MS for 22 years. Middle of August 2019, after struggling many years my dad finally was on his way out, my cousin was over who had also lost her father, my uncle, to MS related symptoms. She mentioned the MS Run The US run and instantly I knew that’s what I wanted to do. With my dad on the his dying bedight next to me, I signed up right there in honor of him. In closing, I haven’t even been running for a full year yet, but I am dedicated and motivated to bring awareness to this horrible disease and honor my father in the process. 

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-aril 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 runner spends months training and fundraising pros to the event as they prepare to devote one week on the road with the nonprofit while completing their segments miles. Each runners segment is logistically coordinated back-to-back as a part of the collective teams effort to run 3,260-miles over the duration of 4.5 months.