Chellie DeGelleke


MS Run the US 2013 Relay

Chellie DeGelleke

Running Partner for the MS Run the US – 2013 Relay

What: The MS Run the US – 2013 Relay begins in Los Angeles, CA and finishes in New York, NY. Sixteen (16) runners have been selected to each run the equivalent of a marathon per day for six days during their assigned segment. The entirety of the Relay will span from April, 15th, 2013 to September 6th, 2013 in an effort to raise $500,000 to help cure multiple sclerosis. For more information please visit:

Bio Overview:

Hometown/Current Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Twitter handle: @chelliedg
Blog link:
Segment: LA – Barstow, California BABY!

Runner Story:

When you watch someone give every ounce of their mind, body and soul to a something it grabs your attention. When you watch someone perform an incredible feat of physical endurance it grabs your attention. When you take the time to learn why someone is willing to commit their life to a cause you get inspiration in return.

The inspiration I received from Ashley Kumlien and all of her work with MS Run the US is the very reason I joined the MS Run the US 2013 Relay Team. I am unaffected by MS, my family to this day is unaffected by MS. However, 2.1 million people are affected by MS. That to me is a good reason to join the fight to end MS.

I am an athlete inside and out so a physical challenge like this is exciting for me. But, to be able to join my best friend in something so near and dear to her heart and millions of others is incredibly motivating, exciting and humbling.

Professionally, I am a fitness entrepreneur from Milwaukee, WI and Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach. Personally, I am obsessed with Pinterest, my dog Blew and Leg day at the gym. I am looking forward to making a statement not just through words and the funds that I can raise, but through my actions those 6 beautiful days from LA to Barstow, CA.

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