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Boulder Trail Running Festival – Films lineup

Endurance, personal discovery, adventure, community, even conservation are central to the theme of the 2016 Trails In Motion 4 line up. Each film offers new insight into why people choose to run, showcasing some of the planet’s most breathtaking trail running destinations in the process.

Seven films will be featured at the Inaugural Trails in Motion Big Day Out Trail Running Festival in Boulder, CO on Saturday, September 10th at the Foothills Community Park and Shining Mountain Waldorf School just east of the park. Many of the films have ties to Colorado and local runners like Scott Jaime, previous Boulder resident Krissy Moehl and of course the striking terrain of the Hardrock 100 trail race.

The Big Day Out Trail Running Festival will start at 3pm at the park and will include trail shoe demos from a variety of top brands, pop-up expo, breakout speaker sessions, local craft beer and food, a kid’s fun run, and gear giveaways.

The films will be shown at the Shining Mountain Waldorf School just east of the park starting at 7pm.

From the trail newbie looking to learn more about the sport to the trail enthusiasts, there is something for everyone and these inspirational stories will motivate you to want to get outside and explore.

Tickets for the Trails in Motion 4 films are $25 and  a ticket for the Big Day Out which includes trail shoe demos, beer garden, and the films are $46.
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Here is a look at the films of the Trails In Motion 4 line up.

Click lead photo above for trailer.

This Is Your Day Film 2015 - ©Myles Smythe

This is Your Day

The experience of conquering a 100-mile race can be both transcendent and agonizing. This Is Your Day follows three unique individuals in one of the most storied 100-mile races in the world, the Western States Endurance Run. A mother, a competitive age grouper, and an elite facing the pressures as a defending champion. But the athletes are only one piece of the puzzle. Read more »

Directed by: Myles Smythe | Behind the scenes interview »


Mile for Mile

Mile for Mile

Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning, and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape. A short film by Rios Libres and Patagonia, Inc. Read more »

Directed by: James Martin | Behind the scenes interview »


The Last Time I heard true Silence film

The Last Time I Heard True Silence

Noah Cass was a machine gunner for the Marine corp during the 2005 Operation Spear in Iraq. During an over-watch mission his team was ambushed and a mortar round hit his truck, killing four soldiers in his team, and leaving him with permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Read more »

Directed by: Tim O’Donnell | Behind the scenes interview »


A Journey To Black Mountain

A Journey to Black Mountain

Accomplished American ultra runner and Pearl Izumi athlete Scott Jaime traveled to South Africa in November 2014 to embark on a journey of discovery, a trail running adventure through the heart of the iconic Swartberg Mountains, and surrounding Karoo region in the Western Cape. Read more »

Directed by: Andrew King | Behind the scenes interview »



Be Bold

Shandi’s comeback story after the high pressures of competitive running and witnessing the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Read more »

Directed by: Nate Gunn | Behind the scenes interview »


Krogers Canteen Hard Rock 100

Kroger’s Canteen

In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hard Rock 100 mile run through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way, he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100ft above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people that make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at The Hard Rock 100. Read more »

Directed by: Dean Leslie



Nuevos Pasos

It’s 04 AM. 8000 feet high in the Italian Alps, Luis Alberto has been running for 10 hours. He feels dizzy and is thinking about sitting down when he remembers his friends and family waiting for him 50 miles further. Read more »

Directed by: Maxime Tornier | Behind the scenes interview »

Hope to see you at the festival!

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