2015 Trail Running Film Fest – Spring Northwest Tour comes to Oregon in April 2015

I'm not a huge movie watcher. I think I only saw two movies in 2015 (Wild and Into the Woods). I think that my real work life is drama enough that I don't need fictional accounts to keep my head swimming. But thank goodness for the 2015 Trail Running Film Fest Spring Northwest Tour coming nearby this year. The festival is currently touring the East Coast, but beginning March 31, 2015 it will start up again for a short stint on the "best coast". The tour starts that evening in Spokane, before heading to Oregon for two events on April 1 and April 2 - in Ashland and Salem respectively. Tickets are between $15-$20 for a night of fun. Note that many events sold out in 2014 when the festival was in Seattle and Portland. There will be 6 videos/short films shown, and I can tell they will be awesome. I'm getting motivated just looking at their descriptions:

The Long Haul: John Muir Trail (feature film)
Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner are both experienced world class UltraMarathoners as well as soon to be dads. Follow their grueling trials and tribulations as they set out on their most challenging event to date, in their attempt at the Fastest Known Time running the John Muir Trail. With 223 miles of rugged mountain trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and 80,000 feet of elevation change. The film will explore not only the physical toll, but the mental toll of runnin for nearly 4 days straight. Learn the storied history of this grueling feat and the ever evolving record as it continues to be pushed. See the beauty, purity and ruggedness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains through their eyes and the elation they feel when the complete this momentous task.  [Film by JB Benna]

The Crossing (short film)
The Crossing” is a 15-20 minute documentary that follows activist, writer, and sponsored trail runner Nick Triolo as he organizes and attempts a 70-mile protest run in resistance to open-pit gold mining in Southern Baja, Mexico.

2014 Gorge Waterfalls 50k (race video)
The Gorge Waterfalls 50k (and its sister race, the Gorge Waterfalls 100k) are unique in the number of waterfalls this course includes – quite possibly more waterfalls than you’ll be able to count! Wahkeena Falls, Fairy Falls, Multnomah Falls, Oneota Falls, Dry Falls, and far more, including Ponytail Falls, which you’ll run right underneath. The Ginger Runner gives a visual idea of the type of stunning course we’re talking about.
[Film by Ethan Newberry / The Ginger Runner]

Around Patagonia (short film)
Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf, best of friends and elite mountain runners, head south: To Patagonia, to adventure, and to test themselves. [Film by Joel Wolpert]

100 Miles High (short film)
In July 2013, Darcy Piceu Africa set out to repeat her 2012 victory at the Hardrock 100, one of the hardest ultra endurance events in the world. This is her story. [Film by Fred Marsater

Depressions (short film)
Over the course of one thirty-mile run in the Grand Canyon, Rob Krar discusses his battles with depression, and how ultra running and his wife have helped him combat the darkness. [Film by Joel Wolpert]

There may even be some suprise films as well. Follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date on all new information. The tour is sponsored by Rainshadow Running, Ultimate Direction, and Territory Running Co., which are ALL companies who we have featured here at Run Oregon!

 

WED. APR. 1ST – ASHLAND, OR

Venue: SOU Music Recital Hall
Time: Doors @ 5:00pm Films 6:00-9:00pm
Ticket price: $15; buy tickets
Beer Available at Theater

THURS. APR. 2ND – SALEM, OR

Venue:  Northern Lights Theatre Pub
Time: Doors @ 5:30pm Films: 6:00-9:00pm
Ticket price: $20; buy tickets
Local sponsor: Gallagher Fitness Resources
Beer Available at Theater
About Matt Rasmussen (1553 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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