The 5th annual 24-hour challenge will help support multiple sclerosis research and the MS Run the US.
The MS Run the US relay is a 3,000-mile relay across America to raise awareness and funds. It will help fund research for a cure through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Center without Walls, and to assist those living with disability from MS.
The Relay begins in mid-April 2017 in Los Angeles, CA and is completed in mid-August 2017 in New York, NY.
Eighteen athletes have been selected to run on average 160-miles over six consecutive days during their assigned segment. Once selected each runner spends months training and fundraising prior to the event as they prepare to devote one week on the road with the nonprofit while completing their segment’s miles.
Of the 18 runners making this a reality, three of them are members of the Greater Area Omaha Trail Runners (GOATZ) — right here in the Heartland.
The event will last until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lifetime Fitness at 17007 Elm Street.
To donate, visit here: http://www.firstgiving.com/34593/24hrchallenge2017