A true Story told with champion athletes Scott Jurek, Krissy Moehl, Steve House and Chad Kellogg
The Mountain Runners is the story of America’s first mountain endurance/adventure race, which took place in Bellingham, Washington. First run in 1911, the grueling 28 to 32 mile race to the glacial summit of Mount Baker and back lasted only three years due to its intrepid dangers. Told in a docudrama style, the film incorporates vintage images, historic film, visual graphics and 3D effects, and recreated dramatizations staring William B. Davis (X-Files, Smoking man).
The film is well supported by a cast of Cascadian historians, descendants of race participants and a group of world-renowned experts in their field. Interviews with multiple contemporary champion athletes and authors, including: alpine speed-climbers and climbing author, Steve House and Chad Kellogg; ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Scott Jurek, and Doug McKeever; and Second Wind author Cami Ostman, reveal a look back at the accomplishments of their enduranceathlete predecessors with astonishment.
The men who ran these races in 1911-1913 were the early ultramountain runners of their generation. They were not professional athletes, but practiced a variety of vocations, including; woodsmen, loggers, coal miners, a bedspring maker, postman, a milkman and a wrestler. All who ran the race defied death and injury for a $100 purse of twenty dollar Double-Eagle gold coins. This is truly an extraordinarily and amazing true story.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
The film has been screened to audiences and is in the final stages, needing funds for editing, color correction, mastering, licensing, distribution, promotion and merchandising for the scheduled release date of May 2012. For more information about the film visit the official website
BE A PART OF HISTORY
Now that filming is over and The Mountain Runners is in the hands of editors, we need your financial support so that we can see America’s first mountain endurance/adventure foot race come to life on the big screen.
We need to reach our goal of $20,000 dollars and only YOU can help.
- Make a financial pledge to this campaign
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Historian or athlete, car enthusiast or mountaineer. Maybe you prefer drama, suspense, or just plain good old-fashioned story-telling, this movie has something for you. Breathtaking scenery, and spectacular effects. It's about an endurance race, but it's so much more.
Make a pledge of at least $25.00 and you will receive a copy of the actual runner certificate used in the 1913 race signed by the judges with your name on it, ready for framing.
Higher reward levels include items such as copies of The Mountain Runner on DVD or the exciting movie soundtrack performed by Pretty Little Feet.
Want to help out a little more. Even higher reward levels offer T-Shirts, Hats
and Sweatshirts or a signed movie poster like the one that appears at the top of this page.
If you really want to show your support go all in.
For a pledge of at least $250.00 you will receive a signed Mountain Runners Movie Poster (shown at the top of this page) and your choice of a Mountain Runners T-Shirt, Hat, or Sweatshirt along with a copy of the Mountain Runners Soundtrack on CD, movie on DVD, and a genuine copy of the original Runners Certificate used in the 1913 race signed by the judges with your name as the "runner." You will also receive a promotional postcard from the producers, a heartfelt thank you for your support, and your name listed on the official The Mountain Runners movie website under sponsors.
Have you been yearning for a vacation in the Pacific Northwest?
For a pledge of at least $10,000 you will receive Travel and Accommodations for two for 2 days during Ski to Sea week including tickets to The Mountain Runners movie. Only available for donors in Continental USA and Canada. Also includes 2 each of Mountain Runners Soundtrack on CD, Mountain Runners movie on DVD, Mountain Runners T-shirts, Hats, Sweatshirts, genuine copies of the original Runners Certificates used in the 1913 race signed by the judges with your names as the "runner, an official Mountain Runners movie Poster and dinner with the directors. And of course a heartfelt thank you for your support, your name listed on the official The Mountain Runners movie website under sponsors, and a promotional postcard.
Please review the reward levels to the right and make a pledge.
Remember we get nothing if our goal of $20,000 is not reached. We really need your support. Make a pledge, tell all of your friends. And thank you for your interest and support in this project.