The Human Race- The Documentary

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Name: The Human Race- The Documentary
Date: January 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MST
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THE HUMAN RACE, the directorial debut of Liz Vassey, stars Six Runners in Six different Races with One Conclusion: You’re Never Too Old to Start.

THE HUMAN RACE is an inspirational full-length documentary about six runners, all over the age of 50, as they each train for the biggest race of their lives. These six athletes cover quite the spectrum, from a father attempting his very first 5K with his autistic son by his side, to a running icon who, in 1967, became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, to an 80-year-old running a half-marathon in celebration of her birthday, to a cancer survivor’s (Helene Neville) attempt to run across all 50 states. We’ll find out what motivates them to keep going, we’ll delve deeply into their various training programs, and we’ll follow them all the way to the finish line while getting to know their colorful personalities and gaining insight into how running has helped them through various struggles. Make no mistake, this documentary is not “cute.” These runners are dedicated, fierce, competitive…and they could probably outrun you.

In a test of will and faith, Helene set out on her solo run in May of 2010, to prove the power of community by leaving herself vulnerable, purposefully placing herself in a position that required kindness from strangers to succeed. She choose to look for kindness in others rather than stay on guard expecting the worse. Throughout the country, Helene’s message remained the same, ‘Rethink Impossible.’ Helene’s run is as much about humanitarianism as athleticism. She runs to inspire the next generation of dreamers to become doers. Helene is a cancer survivor, inspirational speaker, and author of three books, mother, grandmother, Flag for Hope Star, and a nurse. Alaska will be the 50th state to accomplish what no one else has ever done!!! Helene has run across 49 states/13,000 miles Only Alaska remains
Gryphon Theatre
710 E. Garfield St
Laramie, WY
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Sunday, January 6th
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