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The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

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Videos

short trailer

Overview

Genre
Adventure, Sports, History, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

Every year 40 runners come from around the world to a small town in Tennessee to test their limits at a cult-like, quirky, and virtually impossible trail race created by the mysterious Lazarus Lake. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and a course that changes every year, The Barkley Marathons has only had 10 people finish in 25 years. Inspired by a historic prison escape gone awry, what follows is an oddly inspiring story where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.

Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

  • Annika Iltis ... Co-Director, Co-Producer, Co-Editor
  • Timothy Kane ... Co-Director, Co-Producer, Co-Editor
  • Mariana Blanco ... Editor
  • Tyler Gibbons ... Composer
  • Austin Krier ... Re-recording Mixer
  • Orrin Anderson ... Motion Graphics

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2012-2014

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Festivals
Hot Docs, Austin Film Festival, Nashville, Kansas City, Sheffield Adventure (UK), Reel Wild (NZ),
Awards
Audience Award Feature Documentary - Austin Film Festival, Best Documentary - Kansas City FilmFest, Audience Award - Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Top 20 Audience Favourite - Hot Docs, Best Film - Silver - ShAFF, Best Running Film - Gold - ShAFF

Photos

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