A look at the Trails In Motion films

Written on Mar 25th, 2015 by , Category Training

‘Trails in Motion’ International Trail Running Film Festival

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center,
127 S. Mission St.

April 8 | Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Introductions at 5:45 p.m.
| Film fest starts at 6 p.m.

Trails In Motion is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world is coming to Wenatchee the evening of April 8. Join trail runners, adventure sports enthusiasts, nature-lovers and others at this event featuring nine short films from around the world, including one set in Wenatchee. The overall running time for all nine films is about 2 hours.

Tickets: $10 at the door
Buy your tickets online: Click here!
Extras: RunWenatchee will be serving adult beverages, soft drinks and coffee during the evening. There also will be numerous prizes given away in drawings during the event.


Before He Wakes
Directed by: Steven G. Gnam
Country of origin: USA
Every day around the world millions of people run — for fun, for exercise, and to commune with nature. This short is about one woman and her daily routine to rise in the dark and greet the sunrise. Shot in the foothills outside of Wenatchee!

An Idea
Directed by: Xaver Walser
Country of origin: Switzerland
An idea … is where things start. A thought … a flash of brilliance. Or simply a hint from nature. For the insignificant has been known to have triggered the greatest achievements of our times.

Around Patagonia
Directed by: Jason Schlarb & Jeremy Wolf
Country of origin: USA
A story of friendship and adventure continues on a trip to southern Patagonia. Jason and Jeremy run through Torres del Paine and Glacier National Park in Chile and Argentina. The film ends with a Fastest Known Time attempt through Torres del Paine on the legendary O and W circuit.

Finding Traction
Directed by: Jaime Jacobsen
Country of origin: USA
Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball and her quest to become the fastest person in history to run America’s oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail. The documentary asks what drives her to attempt such an incredible feat, and follows Nikki’s journey from its beginning — training and racing in the Rocky mountains — to her actual record attempt through Vermont’s beautiful but brutal Green Mountains.

For The Love
Directed by: Luis Peña
Country of origin: USA
A short film capturing the spirit of the Northern California Marin Headlands, the top trail runners that run it, and the spirit of why we run.

From The Trails
Directed by: Koichi Makino
Country of origin: Japan
Hiroki Ishikawa, a trail runner, is one of the many who has the love for Shin-Etsu area. The area is not a steep mountainous area, rather, there are countless trails that one can run continuously and pleasantly. Trail running is often seen as a competition or a long-distance run that requires endurance. The film, however, expresses the essence of outdoor sports in which to enjoy and to play in the nature.

Just Keep Running
Directed by: Aaron Smart
Country of origin: New Zealand
From idyllic beginnings in a remote Coromandel community to competing on the world stage, Ruby Muir is one of the worlds most promising young trail runners. Ruby shares her personal journey of love loss and nature in an emotional story that helped shape her into the trail running sensation she is today.

La Triple Corona
Directed by: David Rocha
Country of origin: Mexico
“Triple Corona” recounts in a documentary film, complications in the most demanding Mountain Running circuit in Mexico called ’Sólo Para Salvajes’ and, specifically revolves around the trilogy of SkyRaces known as “La Triple Corona.”

Why We Run
Directed by: Dean Leslie
Country of origin: South Africa
Bernd Heinrich is a retired professor living in a log cabin in the woods of Western Maine. He has held numerous running records throughout his life and has committed much of his time to the study of the natural world. The film looks back at this man’s incredible life, his achievements, the lessons he has learned, and what we can possibly learn from him.


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