Relay Runner for the MS Run the US - 2015 Relay
What: The MS Run the US - 2015 Relay is a 3,000 - mile relay across America to raise awareness and funds to help CURE Multiple Sclerosis (MS)! The Relay begins in April 2015 in Los Angeles, CA and is completed in August 2015 in New York, NY.
Eighteen (18) runners have been selected to run on average 170-miles over six consecutive days during their individually assigned segment. Each runner dedicates a week of running on the road with the Relay, while collectively the Relay spans a distance and duration of 3,000-miles in 4 months.
I was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI and grew up there. As a youngster I enjoyed playing soccer and weekend camping trip or in general just being out in the state parks. Once I was in high school I picked up running in cross country and in track. After moving to Stevens Point for college, and to Minnesota for work after graduation, I took th opportunity to move to Milwaukee in 2007. Throughout college and my professional career my main hobby continues to be running. Whether it’s a short run in the morning on the treadmill at the gym or a 3 hour fun run in a nearby state forest on a Saturday morning; I continue to make time to go running about four or five times a week. Some of my recent running accolades include completing each of the last 14 Chicago Marathons and leading pace teams at multiple marathons across the country; being the first runner to complete the Door County Fall 100, doing so in under 22 hours; and was the 8th place finisher at the 2012 Zumbro 100 miler, as well as finishing over 25 other ultra-marathons.
Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Segment: #7 Steamboat Springs to Denver, CO
Follow me on Twitter: @aronontherun
Motto: "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." -Theodore Roosevelt
I decided to run 175-miles in 7 days over the Rocky Mountains because I have been personally inspired by Jill Kumlien and the MS Run the US efforts to find a cure for MS! I ready for this running and fundraising challenge!