For some, running around the block is a big accomplishment. For others, a 5k, 10k or a marathon. Then you have your ultramarathoners, who are a breed apart. Taken to the extreme, there are those who choose to run across states and countries. But what about continents? And inhospitable deserts?
About Running the Sahara
Running the Sahara chronicles an attempt by three ultra marathoners to run across the entire length of Africa’s Sahara Desert, tackling not only the elements, but also unimaginable physical and emotional obstacles. Their goal is to run through Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, and Egypt, anticipating two marathons per day, for eighty days - without a day off. The expedition spans 4,300 miles (6,920 kilometers) and passes through six countries. Charlie Engle from the United States, Kevin Lin from Taiwan, and Ray Zahab from Canada, have run together in marathons before. But this expedition is different. It’s a grueling test of will – a story about the human spirit under fire – and a chance to accomplish something that no known person has ever achieved.
About the Premiere
If you live in the Seattle area, Running the Sahara premieres at the Admiral Theater (in West Seattle) on Wednesday, March 10, 6:30pm. Please use this link, http://nehst.com/rtsln, and enter promo code GROUPSALE (case sensitive) to receive $5 off the ticket price. Advance online purchases are available until 4pm PDT on the day of the event and are available at the door for $35. Your ticket includes admission to the screening, a Running the Sahara DVD, and a post film Q & A with ultra runner and film star, Charlie Engle. Charlie will be available to autograph DVD's.
This should be a great event! Hope to see you there!