Laurie Halpenny


MS Run the US - 2014 Relay

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Laurie Halpenny

Laurie Halpenny

Relay Runner for the MS Run the US - 2014 Relay

What:  The MS Run the US - 2014 Relay is a 3,000-mile relay across America to raise awareness and funds to help CURE multiple sclerosis (MS)!  The Relay begins on April 13th, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA and is completed on August 17th, 2014 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.

Bio Overview:

Location:Omaha, NE

Segment:  #11 Lincoln, NE to Des Moines, IA   (190 miles) June 19th - June 25th                                                                             

Runner Story:

“Doin’ it for Daryl!!!”  This was my motto last year while participating in a 24 hour fundraiser for MS Run the US Relay.  While working for Easter Seals Nebraska, I had the privilege of working with several clients who were diagnosed with MS.  I was inspired by their ability to overcome the adversity they faced often on a daily basis.  This experience made me truly appreciate my life, health, friends and family. One client, who eventually became a friend, is Daryl Kucera.  Daryl was diagnosed with MS one month after opening a gym.  Rather than selling his business as he was told to do by his doctors, he persevered and made his dream a reality. Daryl has been an inspiration not only to me, but to countless others.  A way for me to pay tribute to Daryl and the people I served, who struggle with the difficulties associated with this disease, is to simply put one foot in front of the other.  

Because I can.

As a wife and mother of two busy boys, one who has special needs, running has brought me peace and strength during the most challenging of times.  By participating in the 2014 MS Run The US Relay, I can use my love of running to raise awareness and to help fund research and find a cure.   Please help me to help others by donating to my page.    

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