SolsticeJanuary 1, 2014
1 day. 100 miles. The idea sounds impossible to most of us, but that's the challenge Ashley Lindsey faces in 'Solstice,' which documents her attempt to finish the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The world's oldest and most prestigious 100 mile trail race, Western States runners travel from Squaw Valley to Auburn, battling bitter cold, stifling heat, and their own mental and physical limitations along the way. From mountain peaks to river canyons, runners climb over 18,000 vertical feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet on this ultimate challenge for long distance runners. 'Solstice' is the story of a rookie attempting to run 100 miles for the first time, and to prove that 'impossible' is just a word.
A gifted teenager turns to drug running to save his mother and survive his last year of high school.
AtajoDecember 5, 2018
After his nightly jog, Ramiro decides to take a shortcut on his way home. But he soon discovers that the shortest way is not always the best.
GetawayMarch 9, 2020
When a deal goes south a getaway driver is on the run trying to figure out what is going on.
DeadlineAugust 10, 1997
The desperate misadventures of a young man, racing against the clock toward a mysterious destination. This was the first short film that Nash wrote and directed. It was made for $80 and won first prize at Tropfest in 1997.
GoshenMarch 11, 2015
Goshen is a documentary depicting the diet and active lifestyle of the indigenous Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe, who are striving to maintain their ancient culture against all odds. The Tarahumara are renowned for their incredible long distance running endurance and prevention of modern chronic diseases. Featuring the Born to Run author Chris McDougall and health specialists.
Ultrarunners overcome every kind of hardship. During her first run of the season, Mirna Valerio has to silence those who think she's not fit for this sport.
The RunningDecember 12, 2017
An Architecture student wakes up late and must get to university in time for her model presentation.
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man for Sport ReliefMarch 28, 2016
Eddie Izzard pushes his body and sense of humour to the limit for Sport Relief as he takes on an immense challenge - travelling to South Africa to run 27 marathons in 27 days to mark the 27 years that his hero Nelson Mandela spent in prison. It is a gruelling, uplifting and hilarious journey through baking heat, high roads and hospitals - but can Eddie make it to the final finish line?
In 1964 Miki came to LA with only a suitcase, hoping to become the world's best marathon runner. She meets Mike and they start running together. But for Mike it isn't just a game. The movie is based on her own story.
Running 62October 1, 2018
Zibeon Fielding, Aboriginal TSI man and long distance runner is preparing to run a crazy 62 kilometres. Driven by passion to help those he loves, Zibeon will run further than he ever has before in the heart of Australian desert.
On June 25, 2016 a collection of trail and ultra runners toed the line at the historic Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run running from Squaw Valley to Auburn. Among the 350+ were 4 women vying for the win and a coveted top 10 finish which is recognized annually at this prestigious event: Magdalena Boulet, Devon Yanko, Kaci Lickteig, and Anna Mae Flynn. This is a story of their 100 mile journey of which the great Ann Trason compares to living a "life in a day".
The RunApril 1, 2018
The Run is a feature length documentary film which follows Australian Pat Farmer’s test of human spirit and behind the scenes drama as he runs the length of India – 80 kilometres a day for 64 days with the backdrop of colourful, enchanting, challenging, organized chaos of India, which will saturate your senses.
Little GiantJanuary 1, 2013
"Little Giant" is the story of an eccentric undertaker, more popularly known as an amateur long distance runner, whose emotional turmoil and personal insecurities lead to eventual estrangement both from his family and religious community. He finds solace in two things - his daughter Kona and his love of nature and God's creatures. After his latest outburst results in temporary imprisonment and increased public ridicule for his daughter, the Little Giant turns to running for therapy.
The Emmett Smith StoryDecember 31, 1979
Emmett Smith, a competitive runner and high school track coach at Cortez High School in Phoenix, Arizona, is left without a sense of balance after a brain tumor is removed. He is told that he will never run again, but undaunted, he sets and meets a goal of not only regaining the ability to run, but to run 20 consecutive miles before a year has elapsed. Wheelchair-bound Cindy Duncan's determination gets her admitted to Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona after she demonstrates that she will not need special attention. Coach Smith (now at Apollo) challenges her to meet the goal of recovering from her injuries (from being hit by a car) to the extent of being able to walk to the podium at graduation to receive her diploma. He bets that she can do it, and will have to wheel himself in her wheelchair the entire three miles to Cortez H.S. if she succeeds.
John Baker's Last RaceDecember 31, 1976
John Baker emerges as a fine runner while in High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then continues setting records at the University of New Mexico. His ability is world-class, and after receiving his university degree he accepts a position as a coach and physical education teacher at Aspen Elementary School while continuing to train (with the 1972 Olympics in sight). He becomes very popular with parents and students alike, for seeking ways to involve all his students, even those with an apparent lack of ability. Learning that he has terminal cancer he contemplates suicide, but instead chooses to dedicate himself even more to the kids, helping even the handicapped to participate, and co-founding and coaching the Duke City Dashers, an all-girl AAU track team. He hopes his "last race"...already beating the odds by a year, will not end before seeing this team win the national title.
For African athletes making money abroad is the big goal. But Kenyan marathon runners need to be careful – the industry is ruthless and only few make it. For years, sports managers have been bringing African athletes to Europe to run in marathons with promises of potential prize money and a top career. For many it’s a means of escaping poverty. But what price do the marathon runners themselves pay? Long-distance running is among the toughest disciplines in the world. Professional marathon runners battle over seconds in a race more than 40km long - seconds that are often worth huge sums of money. Running has become a business. The prize money for a major event can be in five figures. Participants have to be world-class athletes to win these amounts.