About the Campaign
My Runner Story
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Those words from Teddy Roosevelt mean a great deal to many people. They remind me of the reason that I get up and fight multiple sclerosis every day. Like many others I did not choose MS, it chose me. There are good days and bad days in this fight. At the end of my worst days I find myself still in the battle and ready for what the next day brings. I have found that running leads to very good days for me so I run a lot. I am very excited to run on the 2021 Relay Team because it allows me to use my passion for running to help raise money to STOP MS! Running Greatly with MS seems like the most fitting way to define my mission. I will have plenty of miles to reflect over my time in the arena with MS as I train to run the 167 miles of segment 17. I look forward to sharing my story with you!
The MS Run the US – Relay is American’s first, only and longest annual relay run across America. We do this epic 3,260 mile run to STOP MS!
The Relay begins each year in April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes in August in New York, NY. Our Relay runners are hand- selected via our online application process to participate as one of 19 individuals on our relay team.
To participate, each runner commits to fundraising $10,000 and to running 160-miles over 6 days during his or her assigned relay segment. There are 19 segments total panning from California to New York. Each runner’s segment is coordinated back-to-back with their teammates in an effort to run 3,260-miles in 4.5 months. Crazy, huh?!