3 Local Races You Can Join to Support the Multiple Sclerosis Community

As the weather is getting nicer and opportunities to train outside become more frequent, consider running for a good cause! Local nonprofit organization, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, is a beneficiary of several endurance events in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and they are looking for motivated runners to join Team MSAA!

MSAA’s mission is to improve lives by providing free programs and vitals services to the MS community. By joining Team MSAA, runners will fundraise to help make a difference in the lives of people with MS! Some of the programs and services provided by MSAA include safety and mobility equipment, cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals, MRI funding, nationwide educational programs, a toll-free Helpline with trained specialists, award-winning publications and videos, and more.

Local Team MSAA races include:

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series*

Date: September 16 – 17, 2017

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Distances: Half marathon, 10K, and 5K

2017 Tough Mudder Series

Date: October 7 – 8, 2017

Location: Tri-State, NJ

Distances: 10-12 miles or 5 miles

The Atlantic City Marathon Series*

Date: October 21 – 22, 2017

Location: Atlantic City, NJ

Distances: Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K

*Runners who enter the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Series, or the Atlantic City Marathon Series by Friday, June 16th have the opportunity to win a $50.00 gift card from Philadelphia Runner!*

National Team MSAA races include:

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Presented by Cigna

Date: August 31 – September 3, 2017

Location: Anaheim, CA

Distances: Half marathon, 10K, 5K

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Presented by Cigna

Date: January 3 – 7, 2018

Location: Orlando, FL

Distances: Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K

To learn more about MSAA and to sign up for their team, please visit support.mymsaa.org/teammsaa.