Spirit of the Marathon

Spirit of the Marathon

NCM Fathom, in partnership with Active.com and Wasserman Media Group, is proud to present “Spirit of the Marathon” on the big screen in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound on Thursday, January 24th at 7:30PM (local). Don’t miss your chance to see the Chicago International Film Festival’s “Audience Choice Award” winner!

“Spirit of the Marathon” is the first ever non-fiction feature film to capture the drama and essence of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed on four continents, the production brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries. As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports program, “Spirit of the Marathon” is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph; a spectacle that will be embraced by runners and non-runners alike.

Four years in the making, “Spirit of the Marathon” is the collaborative effort of three-time Academy Award winner Mark Jonathon Harris, Telly Award winner and marathon runner Jon Dunham and producer/marathoner Gwendolen Twist.

A “Behind-the-Scenes” featurette produced specifically for and shown only at this one-night event includes interviews with the director and producers as well as marathon veterans reminicscing about their first marathon experiences. The featurette highlights deleted scenes, dramatic race footage and previews the upcoming 2008 Olympics with a Q&A session with Olympians Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall.

Tickets are limited – buy yours today! Just enter your zip code above to find nearby theatre locations. Please note: this event is at participating US locations only.

After purchasing your tickets here, visit Active.com to enter an EXCLUSIVE “Spirit of the Marathon” sweepstakes for one of 35 event posters signed by Deena Kastor, more information about the film and discussion boards to post group outings for the January 24th event.
Here are some of the RNR half Marathon Pictures :)


Amy said...

We have a big group from our local running club riding up to Atlanta to watch the movie (how die hard is that??? after 8 or 9 hours of work, we're driving an hour to watch a movie?!!!?!?)

Great pics!

Jess said...

Great pics!

TJ said...

The movie is supposed to be near me and I'm going to try to check it out.
Cool pics.

Bob Gentile said...

Thanks Looks pretty cool have to see where in the area.

Marcy said...

Ooooooooo I want to see it!

Dude your pics rock!! Are you going to get any?

Non-Runner Nancy said...

The Runner's Lounge Iowa people are meeting up to see this movie. Should be a really fun evening.

You look great in the pics, Tig. Fun to put a face/body with the guy/blog. :D And those race photos are not easy to look good in (well for me anyway).

Lori said...

Your pictures are awesome!

Anonymous said...

gotta check this movie out - thanks for the hint.

yes, your pics are great - looks like you just had a nice walk in the park:-)awesome.


tri-mama said...

I think our tri club is going to the showing here

Cheryl said...

Great pictures of you at the RnR, Eric!

Thanks for the info about this film. It sounds great. I doubt it will be in Maine anytime soon, so I hope it comes out on DVD in the future.

Mendy said...

The movie is showing in our town on the 24th. We're thinking of going to see it.

Great pics of the race!

Pokey said...

Great pics!

Are you going to the movie? Lisa and I have a hot date :P

Taryn said...

Ohh I've wanted to see that! Highly doubt it's coming to Yuma though...

Great pictures - you look like a runner ;)

Michelle said...

I love how almost everyone in that one pic has their arms in the air. LOL!

The movie sounds cool. I doubt it will come here. Nothing ever comes here. :-(

David said...

That movie is playing here soon, for one day. We are tempted to go.

Oh, Mendy already covered that.

Well...great pics! Oh, Jess and the others got that one.

Um, nice haircut? Yeah, nice haircut!

K80K said...

I have my tickets for "Spirit...". I am dragging my father with me because he wants to run a half next January.

You probably don't want to follow my training plan for your first full. Well, my plan wasn't bad I just didn't stick to it. I never ran over 16 miles and it was 2 months before my actual race. I guess I am living proof that running a marathon is mind over body.

Michelle said...

Guess seeing the encore isn't in the cards for me, either.

I don't know why it says Redding is only 96 miles from here. It is actually 150 miles and it takes about three hours to get there on a clear day. But right now the mountain pass we'd have to use is getting hit hard by snow. No thanks.