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      Creator Arun Gupta on February 4, 2012

      Its such a shame that the project is not funded :( I was really looking forward to the study, results, and the final movie. Can we reach out to Runners World to help us promote this story ? Can other folks blog/tweet about it ? Can it be shared more actively on facebook ? Its not that big an amount and we should be able to reach it. How can we help ?

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      Creator Laurelle Gaia on January 20, 2012

      Konstanz I agree...this project is not for the faint of heart. Tara has proven her gift for getting to the heart of every video she creates. This one will be powerful beyond measure on so many levels. Thank you for your courage, artistic ability and strength Tara, and thank you all my fellow backers. Let's share this project with everyone we know. Something very special and powerful will emerge from this video.

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      Creator Konstanz on January 19, 2012

      Greetings fellow Kickstarters! I just wanted to put a quick word in here to convey my deep respect for someone who is willing to go out on a limb to follow her dream of telling an unknown story for the rest of the world to hear in the hopes that we all can gain a little wisdom from a much over-looked people whose voice has yet to be heard. Venturing into primitive areas like this is not a journey for the faint of heart. So hats off to you, Tara! You are an inspiration and a role model for what one person can do equipped with little more than sheer determination and a will to follow their dream. This is a co-creation story . . . and TOGETHER WE CAN!

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      Creator Colin Christy on January 17, 2012

      Good luck Tara. I hope that you find enough funding for this inspiring project. I have always been in awe of the Tarahumara, and I'm sure that you will do their story justice. Thank you for the support of my project, I am glad to return the favor.

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      Creator Sandra Doskocil (deleted) on January 14, 2012

      Hitchhiking in the late 60's thru Mexico was quite an experience. One of the places I traveled thru was the Copper Canyon, Mexico. This incredibly beautiful land was so different from the trek along the Sea of Cortez. And then, who were these colorful beautiful Indians I am seeing for the first time. The Tarahumaras. Now in the present time my dear friend is taking on the filming documentary of the Tarahumara's Ultra-Marathon. Tara Golden is so incredibly creative with her filming, and she is so on fire in doing the documentary of these incredible runners. I support this documentary and know you will fall in love with this film too!

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    TEAM. Every dollar and every person makes such a difference! We need YOU! Join the support team on our members only Facebook page and follow the creation process through diary posts, photos and comments for as little as one dollar. That’s right, folks, even a single dollar bill is enough to get you on board!

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    AMIGOS. In addition to following the creation process of the documentary through diary posts, photos and comments, you will receive an online download of the finished documentary! That is correct, you aren’t imagining this . . . for just $5 or more, you will receive an actual download of the finished documentary. See? I really do appreciate your support!

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    MUSE. Every creative project needs a muse. Won’t you be mine? As a way of thanking you, my Sedona poetry team will create a custom haiku for you based upon a subject of your choice. (PG rated, por favor!) Of course, you will also receive a download of the finished film and membership in the Facebook Group “Why We Run” that has the diary posts, photos, and comments to keep you involved with the creative process of the documentary.

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    PILLAR. Pillars are known to provide solid support and receiving $50 from you will definitely provide solid support! As a token of my appreciation, I will send you an 8” by 10” SIGNED still from the film shoot! You will have the choice of four different and . . . in my humble opinion . . . super cool images. ;-) Plus, you’ll also receive the custom haiku from my Sedona poetry team which will be based upon a topic of your choice. We are super excited to do this for you! Add to this the finished film as a download and the other benefits of joining the members only Facebook “Why We Run” group.You will get also film credit in the finished film. I am so grateful for the solid support you are providing for the filming of this documentary!

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    COLLABORATOR. OK, as a Collaborator, I want to make you feel a part of the “in” group . . . so let’s have a creative chat! The director will give you a personal phone call to update you on the project . . . AND to hear about your own ideas. Collaborators are co-creators, so if you would like to offer some creative input on this project, this is definitely the way to receive it! Or we can spend the time brainstorming over YOUR current project. You will also get the download of the film, a custom haiku, and membership in our members only Facebook support group and a film credit.

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    SCENERY JUNKIE.I'm in this club too..We both love the most stunning place on the planet! At this level you will receive four 8 by 10's of the best and most beautiful still photos we take during the filming. They will come to you in hard copy ready to hang on your wall and remind you that you were a big part of making this film happen! You also get your custom haiku, a download of the film and membership in our film creation group and your name listed in the film credits.

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    ROCKSTAR. How better to make you a Rockstar than to help you dress like The Tarahumara? The Supporters and The Tarahumara are the real Rockstars of this documentary, so I want to help you dress alike. The Tarahumara are known for their very colorful clothing, so your reward at the Rockstar level will be a piece of cloth just like the ones that they use to make their clothing. Try that one on for size, you Rockstar, you! And don’t forget about the other benefits you will receive, which include the download of the film, the haiku, the 8 by 10, and membership in the “Why We Run” exclusive members only Facebook group and your name in the film credits!

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    SEDONA REIKI TRAINING. Peace Place of Sedona Arizona Is offering a Reiki Levels 1 and 2 weekend training workshop with Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird. ICRT Licenced Reiki Master teachers with 25 years of experience. reikiclasses.com

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    TAOS TRAVELER. Enjoy your own journey, but in luxury. Stay 2 nights at the fascinating La Posada De Taos, the oldest B and B In town, with incredible guest service and custom gourmet breakfasts from one of the best Chefs in town. Holidays excluded. http://www.laposadadetaos.com/ You will also get the custom haiku, and membership in the members only Why We Run facebook group.

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    SEDONA REIKI EXPLORER Peace Place of Sedona Arizona Is offering a Reiki Levels 1 and 2 weekend training workshop with Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird. ICRT Licenced Reiki Master teachers with 25 years of experience. reikiclasses.com You will also receive a PRIVATE Scenic or Hiking Tour for two to of one of Sedona's most gorgeous secret locations with Tara Golden, filmmaker with 14 years guiding experience.

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    GENIUS.I'll make you a custom video slide show of a wedding, party, event, or business. Send me your photos and Ill write your voice over, hire an actor, add music and create something beautiful for you to share.You will also receive the finished film, the custom haiku, the 8 by 10 production still, and membership in the Facebook group “Why We Run and a special thank you in the film credits.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. With a contribution this generous, we want you to know it couldn’t happen without you. And we want the rest of the world to know it couldn’t have happened without you! So you will receive an associate producer credit in the film. Yes, you heard correctly, your name will appear in the production credits of the film! Because, quite honestly, your generosity deserves it. You will also be kept in the loop about current production issues, receive a download of the film, a custom haiku, a phone chat, and four 8 by 10 signed production stills. Do you feel like an Associate Producer? I hope so!

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    COLLECTOR. All great collectors have very refined tastes, so I want to reward you with something that will reflect your special ability to invest in only the best. Once a year, each Tarahumara family makes one rug/blanket out of the black wool of the few sheep that their family keeps. These rugs are large (queen size) and very heavy as well as very rare. They are not available in any store. I want you to know that this reward sends me on a special quest to find you one of these rugs and bring it back for you. Not an easy quest, but you are worth it! You will also receive an Associate Producer credit in the film, a download of the film, a creative phone chat, a custom haiku and membership in our members on Facebook group. Is this enough to make you feel the love?!? Believe me, it’s there. You can see a link to the type of rug here http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/textiles/english/gallery/tara_d.htm US shipping is included. Additional fee for International shipping.

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    PATRON.I'll make you a film, or possibly a KICKSTARTER video( any bells going off?) I specialize in making short videos for musicians, business, artists,non profits etc, and for this level of support I will come to your US location, direct and shoot the video on your PG rated subject matter, and edit and upload your new video.This would be a fantastic gift for a musician, artist, or owner of a new business.US travel costs included. Overseas travel costs additional. You will also get a associate producer credit, four 8 by 10's, a custom haiku and membership in the Why We Run club.

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