Here's a little bit about the film:
HOOD TO COAST follows four unlikely teams on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race. The film captures the love, dedication, and insanity of the every day runner as well as the excitement, pain, and humor of the unprepared first timer. Their stories are reminders that no matter who you are, you can push yourself beyond where you thought your limits were.
Each year 1,000 teams (12,000 runners) in 2,000 vans cover 197 grueling miles as a relay, putting themselves through an arduous physical journey that as an individual would be impossible.
Some run to test their personal limits, some to overcome personal obstacles, and others leap in blindly looking for a way to shake up a complacent life. As we follow four teams from their preparations through the big day, we realize that winning isn't everything in a film that takes a celebratory look at personal motivation and attempting the extraordinary.
The film will be in 350 theaters nationwide next week for one night only. To learn more about the race, the flick and how/where you can see it next week, check out the Hood to Coast Web site.
Why we love it? Well, for one thing, we could use some major inspiration to get us back on track and remind us why we signed up to run this marathon in the first place. We also love that most of these folks are not extreme athletes - they're people just like us who are pushing their bodies to extremes... by choice.
Full recap after we check it out next week. Until then, Happy 2011!