On Monday July 31st, the Philipsburg-Osceola cross country team met Jeremiah Allen, a member of the MS Run the US relay team. After having already run for 25 miles, Mr. Allen met the cross country team at the local Sheetz. After a brief pause for a photo opportunity, the runners all took off. As they ran along Railroad Street, the students and Mr. Allen, who is the cross country coach at Mifflinburg, talked about their upcoming seasons. When they turned onto Black Moshannon to head towards Philipsburg Elementary, the team provided moral support and cheered Mr. Allen up the hill. At PE, the cross country team and Mr. Allen split ways. The cross country team resumed practice, while Mr. Allen continued on with his leg of the relay.
The MS Run the US is a relay run across the United States of America to help raise money to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The relay covers 3,100 miles from Los Angeles to New York in 18 segments, and each segment is roughly 160 miles. The runners cover the 160 miles in 6 days. Mr. Allen’s segment began Sunday in Brookville and should conclude in Sunbury on Friday.
More information about the MS Run the US and their runners, as well as links for donating or helping in other ways, can be found on their website, http://www.msruntheus.com/.
The runners from the PO Cross Country team who participated and cheered Mr. Allen on were: