Virtual Segment 18
Sept 16 – 21, 2020
For 2020, the Ultra Relay had to go virtual. During regular operations, its an annual 19 segment relay run stretching 3,260 miles across America to stop MS. We can’t wait to be Live again in 2021! Applications now open for the 2021 Team.
The Ultra 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 one individual a 19 person team. Each runner is assigned one segment to run, of the 19 total segments.
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 in preparation for their relay segment. Upon arrival to their segment, they are aided by the organization’s road crew team and housed in our motorhome. 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 of the MS disease awareness, to aid research, and to help those living with disability due to MS.