Big screen inspiration
RUNNERS will be given the perfect inspiration ahead of Sunday’s marathon festival through a collection of short films.
The Run Nation Running Film festival will be staged at Birch Caroll and Coyle’s Maroochydore cinemas tomorrow night.
The festival aims to answer a question asked regularly: What is the why that makes these people push themselves to their physical limits and strive to be at the top of their game?
“Run Nation Running Film was born out of my deep love for running and how I want it to inspire and connect people,” festival director Keith Hong said.
“From the elite experience through to ‘back of the pack’ runners, you’ll live the good, the bad and the painful.
“Because it’s more than just trails and tracks, roads and ultras; these are films that will inspire us all to pull on our sneakers and pound the pavement. Real life stories with heart, soul and passion that will leave you thinking, talking and dreaming.
“We have inspired many people in our other screenings, and we are quietly confident runners, triathletes and non-runners alike, will find the 120 minute screening a great delight, especially before a running race.
“It’s as much about the person as it is about pounding the pavement.”
The film festival has been operating for two years, but this is the first time it has come to the Coast.
It features two hours of emotive short films, many of them never seen before.
The film festival is perfectly timed ahead of the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival.
The Running Film Festival arrives tomorrow.