New Hood-To-Coast Documentary Set To Premier

The film will be broadcast via satellite to select theaters.

On January 11, for one night only, a documentary about the famous 197-mile “Hood to Coast” relay in Oregon will show in selected theaters throughout the country. The documentary is the work of Marcie Hume of Boulder, Colorado.

“It’s over the top,” Hume says of the movie’s scope. “From day one, we really wanted to look at the everyday runner who’s running this race…It’s really just the average runner who decides to push themselves and motivate themselves for whatever reason to do something like this.”

The film took three years to make. Hume described the logistics as “beyond challenging”, noting the difficulties of cramming film and audio crews into the back of 15-passenger vans in order to catalog the runners’ experience throughout the race.

One of the stories in the film is about a 69-year-old marathoner who has run 75 marathons. The woman had suffered a heart attack during the race before. “We followed her, she was determined to get back and run the race again,” said Hume.

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