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March 28, 2011: My Run Movie
The following movie will be showing at the Duluth 10 theater this Thursday, March 31, at 7pm.
AWARD-WINNING DOC “MY RUN” TAKES A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY TO MOVIE THEATERS NATIONWIDE FOR A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EVENT ON MARCH 31ST
Premiere Event Includes Q&A with A Real-life Forrest Gump
Broadcast to More than 500 Select Movie Theaters
Los Angeles – March 22, 2011 – Indiewood Pictures, Destiny Pictures and NCM Fathom presents the family friendly award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary MY RUN in more than 500 movie theaters nationwide for an exclusive one-night event on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Billy Bob Thornton, MY RUN is the inspirational story of Terry Hitchcock, the 57-year-old widower and father who ran from his home in St. Paul, Minn. to the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.
Tickets to MY RUN Premiere Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the web site (theaters may be subject to change). A portion of proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
Presented in association with ACTIVE.com, LIVESTRONG and Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM), MY RUN is a tale of two marathons: one began when God called upon Hitchcock’s wife after losing her battle with breast cancer; the other when he set out to honor his wife on a journey to bring awareness and a voice to the struggles faced by single parent families and their children. Hitchcock ran in spite of freezing rain, unbearable heat, chest pains and bone fractures; fueled by his faith and a higher calling he didn’t stop until he crossed the finish line.
This powerful and uplifting film takes audiences along with Hitchcock as he runs 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. Together with his son and support team member, Hitchcock will discuss their journey and share a deeper look into the struggles of the 2,000-mile endurance test in a pre-recorded Q&A following the documentary. Audiences will learn about the emotional and physical toll on Hitchcock after the run and how his faith got him through the toughest of times, which is discussed in this exclusive event.
“It’s truly a story of endurance and faith,” said the Dove Foundation, which awarded MY RUN the “Family-Friendly Seal of Approval.”
MY RUN, directed and produced by Tim VandeSteeg and produced by Mark Castaldo, will be shown in 518 select movie theaters through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
March 23, 2011: Superior Distance Swim Challenge
Randy Back is organizing the Superior Distance Swim Challenge again this year. It will take place on April 2nd at the Superior High School Pool. The distances are half-mile, mile, and one hour. You can do the hour swim on your own or as part of a relay team. If you'd like to mix up your running with a little cross training or if you just want to be indoors in case the weather people predict a phantom blizzard again, come on down.
More information is available at Randy's blog.
March 17, 2011: Gearing Up for Grandma's
Public Relations Director
Gearing Up for Grandma's Free Training Seminar – March 26
For helpful tips and expert advice to make your marathon or half marathon race preparation the best it can be, be sure to attend the annual Gearing Up for Grandma's free pre-race seminar on Saturday, March 26. This seminar is a valuable training resource for first-timers or veteran runners alike.
Join Essentia Health, the Duluth News Tribune, and Grandma's Marathon for this event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Essentia Health’s First Street Building – 420 East First Street in downtown Duluth.
The seminar’s featured speaker is Katie McGregor, the 2010 USA Track & Field Women’s Long Distance Runner of the Year. Last year, McGregor captured three national championships (10 mile, 15k and 25k) and placed second at the USA Women’s Marathon Championship with a personal best of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 1 second. She opened 2011 with a fourth-place finish (1:12:13) at Houston’s USA Half Marathon Championships.
Other Gearing Up for Grandma’s presenters include:
- Eric Hartmark – Local Elite Runner
- Ben Nelson, MD – Grandma’s Marathon Medical Director and Essentia Health Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine Physician
- Heather Pitschka, RD – Essentia Health Registered Dietitian
- Jim and Mary Stukel – Owners of Tortoise and Hare Footwear
Following the individual presentations, a question and answer session will be held with all of the presenters. A prize drawing will conclude the event. For more information, contact Grandma’s Marathon at (218) 727-0947.
See you there!
March 14, 2011: Shamrock Pub Shuffle Pics
March 5, 2011: Upper Midwest Trail Runners
UMTR Board Member
Upper Midwest Trail Runners
The Upper Midwest Trail Runners (UMTR) is an organization for anyone who likes to run off-road. Some of us are serious ultra runners. Others are recreational runners who seldom, if ever, enter a race. We want to encourage more people to run trails and enjoy themselves before, during, and after runs. The UMTR sponsors a number of fun and challenging racing series with distances ranging from 5K to ultra-marathon. Other activities include participation in trail maintenance and promotion of trail resources, races and running throughout the upper Midwest.
The UMTR has a new website this year - http://www.umtr.net. Check there regularly for monthly member profiles, race series, and events including fun runs starting this year. We hope you will also visit the website to renew your membership or join as a new member today! Don't forget to sign up for one or more of the race series as races start soon:
- UMTR Trail Run Series - races ranging from 10K to Marathon.
- UMTR Trail 5K Series - races around 5K in length.
- UMTR Ultra Series - races ranging from 50K to 100 miles.
- UMTR Gnarly Bandit - a set of 100K and 100 mile races. Not for the faint of heart...
New this year, the Fab 5 Fifties has been renamed to the UMTR Ultra Series and now includes the 100's from the Gnarly Bandit, giving runners the opportunity to run a broader mix of ultra race distances. The Ultra series also has new rules that include changes such as allowing for more than five races to be run, with the Legs-of-Iron point bonus for those prolific ultra-marathoners out there.
The Gnarly Bandit series has some new races, and that rarest of animals in our sport - prize money! The Trail Run and 5K series are back again and have updated race schedules as well.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trail!