UWM Kinesiology grad is running the equivalent of six marathons in six days across Wisconsin this summer – for a cause.

Brittany Heintz Walters

By Claire Reid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 29, 2024

For most, completing one marathon is a significant achievement.

In fact, according to some estimates, only 0.01% of the global population accomplishes this 26.2-mile feat each year.

But, over six days this summer, Greendale native Brittany Heintz Walters will take on this endurance challenge six times over.

Walters, a professor of kinesiology at Seattle University, is running over 160 miles across Wisconsin between July 2 and 7 to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis as part of the MS Run the US 2024 Ultra Relay team. MS is an autoimmune disease that can cause movement impairments and cognitive changes.

Read the full Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.