Big screen in­spi­ra­tion

Multisport Mecca - - News - Grant Ed­wards Grant.Ed­wards@news.com.au

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

The Run­ning Film Fes­ti­val ar­rives to­mor­row.

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