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.
Sixteen (16) 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 suffered from Rheumatic Fever as a kid and learned first hand what was like to not be able to move. Fortunately, I outgrew the disease and now I am a single dad of 3 who found my love of running on the trails in eastern Nebraska. I stay active running several ultramarathons a year, but my 310mile segment of the 2013 MS relay team was the highlight of my life. I am a proud veteran of the US Army who served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and routinely rock the Team RWB Eagle. I am active member and ambassador of the Greater Omaha Trail Runners (GOATz) and grateful for all of their support they have given to the rely over the past couple of years.
Hometown: Rayland, OH
Location: Nevada, IA
SEGMENT 2 // Barstow, CA to Las Vegas, NV http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/395083124
Motto: In it to cure it!
I have been active in raising awareness about MS for the past 10 years. Nearly everyone of us has a friend or family member with this horrible disease. I am an Application Systems Engineer at Wells Fargo and served as the WF bike captain for 8 years in Des Moines raising over $60,000 for MS research. This will be my 3rd year being a part of the relay and intend of running every year until a cure has been found. In 2013, I endured the heat in mid July to traverse the 310 miles of the entire state of Iowa. In 2014, I ran the 165 mile segment from Wray, CO to Holdrege, NE. And in 2015, I am looking forward to experiencing the Mojave Desert!