About the Campaign
I was diagnosed with MS in 2013 after the left side of my body went numb overnight in October of 2012. Diagnosis can be tough, because no two people experience this disease in the same way. Since then, I’ve had a few relapses, stumbled through some failed medications, found strength I never knew I had, met many amazing new friends, and learned so much about my health and wellness.
I don’t want my kids to watch me get sick. I don’t want my kids to ever hear the words, “You have MS”. I don’t want to lose anything else to MS. I am determined to fight this disease until there is a cure. I want to help people who have it worse than me. I need to prove that I am stronger than MS. Running this relay is one way I can do that.
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 a 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 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 a part of the collective team effort to run 3,260 miles over the duration of 4.5 months.