World premiere event - 11th August, 2018 at the City2Surf Expo
Now in its fourth tour, the Run Nation Film Festival has selected the very best running films to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised. Watch these inspiring stories – and if you’re running at City2Surf, get pumped for the world’s biggest fun run!
Presented by Travelling Fit, the 2018 collection of original short films will focus on human-interest stories that use running as the medium of storytelling.
Two hours of heart-pounding of running – you won’t break a sweat, but you may wipe a tear. From the elite athletes’ experience through to the back of the pack runners, you’ll live the good, the bad and the painful. Because it’s more than just tracks and trails, roads and ultras; these are films that will inspire you to put on your sneakers and pound the pavement.
Sit back and watch real life stories with heart, soul and passion that will leave you thinking, talking and to inspire you to reach your next level best.
See the Run Nation Film Festival program below.
Australia Premiere of feature film “Tracktown” (12:30pm - 2pm)
Tracktown is about a 21-year-old Plumb Marigold (Pappas). She’s a famous but lonely distance runner and has lived her entire life surrounded by coaches, teammates and fans while training to be an Olympic distance runner. Though she excels in her sport, she's always felt like an outsider, as her schedule has kept a normal life at bay. Everything changes when Plumb is ordered to take a day off from running to recover for the finals of the Olympic trials. Her forced downtime, including a surprise connection with a boy who works at the bakery, sets her on a new path.
Run Nation Film Festival 2018 (2:30pm - 5pm)
Run Nation Film Festival - Second screening (7pm - 9pm)
Introducing the Run Nation Speakers Series, which will feature engaging short and inspiring talks from athletes and professionals. The theme for 2018 is Inspire, Informed, Infinitely. Stay tuned for the release of the full speaker line-up on June 15!
The Run Nation Speaker series features engaging and inspiring talks from athletes and professionals. Gain some tools, the knowledge and insights to reach the next level of your sports performance. The 2018 theme is "Inspire, Informed, Infinitely".
Keep an eye out for the full speaker line-up coming up very soon via our website or social media.