Ryan Costello

I will be running in Wisconsin in honor of my aunt and for multiple sclerosis fundraising with the 2020 VIRTUAL Relay Team.
21% Funded
  • $2,075.00 Donated
  • $10,000.00 Goal
  • 19 Donors

About the Campaign

Runner Story

If you could help someone by doing what most people would call crazy and impossible, would you do it?

I started running competitively just shy of one year ago. In January of 2019, I took on the challenge of the Frozen Otter Ultra. After completion, I set my sights on Ironman Wisconsin and crossed that finish line in September. I was applying for a segment of this relay in 2021, but when things fell through with another runner, I was given the opportunity to run the 183 miles of segment 4 for the 2020 relay team. I couldn’t turn this down, especially because this organization hits close to home. In April of 2009 my aunt Wendy was diagnosed with 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.

I am inviting you to join me in raising awareness and helping to find a cure for MS. I am doing this because I CAN! I am doing this for the countless people that suffer from this terrible disease that can’t. I am doing this so that we can raise awareness and eradicate this terrible disease. 

I am asking for your support in two ways. First, I have set a goal to raise $10,000 by the time my segment begins in April. Your donation will contribute to the fight against MS.  Secondly, by being informed, you can help raise awareness in our search for a cure. To learn more about MS go to: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/


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.