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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Vermont Native Featured in Award-Winning Documentary: “My Run: The Terry Hitchcock Story”
Winter in Vermont can be a tough time for athletes, especially runners, to stay inspired. But a special screening of hometown hero, Terry Hitchcock's award-winning documentary, “My Run” may be just the kick we all need to get outdoors and stay active, despite the cold. RunVermont will host a special screening of the film on Saturday, January 15.
The documentary follows Terry Hitchock, a Newport, Vermont native, as he runs 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days after his wife died of breast cancer to bring awareness to the challenges faced by single-parent families. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton, “My Run” has won several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Las Vegas Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Mammoth Film Festival.
RunVermont Executive Director, Peter Delaney believes the movie’s message will motivate viewers, especially those kicking off their training for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon on May 29. “Terry’s story is about making something extraordinary out of the ordinary,” Delaney said. “You can’t help but be moved to set a goal and work to achieve it.”
The screenings are at 4pm and 7pm in the Film House at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. Attendees of both showings are invited to meet Mr. Hitchcock at a mini-expo beginning at 5:30 in the Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 and are available here. Representatives from SkiRack, OnTrack Health and Fitness, and several KeyBank Vermont Marathon Miles for Mission partners will also participate in the mini-expo.