Melissa Schmidt's Page, 2015 MS Run the US Relay Runner


MS Run the US - 2015 Relay

Los Angeles, California
Training buddies Amy Van Dyke, Rick Schmidt, Christine Bader

Melissa Schmidt's Page, 2015 MS Run the US Relay Runner

Thank you for visiting my MS Run the US Fundraising Page!


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. I am running the first segment, beginning April 11th - 17th from Los Angeles (Simi Valley), California to Barstow, CA. It totals 151 miles over 6 days, or a marathon a day for 6 days!

Eighteen (18) runners have been selected to run on average 160-miles over six consecutive days during their individually assigned segment. Each runner dedicates a week of running on the road, while collectively the Relay spans a distance and duration of 3,000-miles in 4 months. Check out my run segment HERE


I am an avid kettlebeller, normally. Running is something I've recently had to do more of thanks to my business at TNT Adventure Obstacle Course. This past summer, to improve my own running, I ran with good friends who were training for a marathon, to the point where I could've actually run a marathon, but I didn't. That's right--I've never run a marathon. This challenge of running 151.59 miles scares the heck out of me! At the same time, I believe it will be one of the best things I've ever done--combining my newfound love of running, with doing something extraordinary for a bigger cause than just my own fitness, and running for a cause I believe in--awareness and a cure for MS! I'm also running for those friends who would love nothing more than to join me, but cannot for whatever reason.

Throughout my life I have known many with this disease, including my aunt Alice and friends throughout my life. You likely know someone affected by this debilitating and unpredictable disease. 


My goal is to raise $10,000 for a CURE for MS. My goal is $100 from 100 donors (or fewer!). For a $100 donation, your name will go into a drawing to win either 1) A 2015 Season Pass to TNT Adventure Obstacle Course or 2) 10 Personal Training Sessions with me. Your name or business logo will also be added to the back of one of my 6 running shirts. Of course, any donation is appreciated for this goal! Even $5 will help! $10,000 is a LOT of money to raise!                                                                

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! It is so appreciated by me and the MS Run the US non-profit! Together we can work for a CURE for MS!

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