THE BARKLEY MARATHONS: THE RACE THAT EATS ITS YOUNG
Join the Crazy Owls Trail Running Group at Cumberland Transit on Thursday, January 28th for a screening of this award-winning documentary!
Location: Cumberland Transit- 2807 West End Avenue
Doors will open at 6:30. The film will start at 7:00. Free popcorn and drinks!
There will be a $5 admission fee. Tickets may be purchased through Ultra Signup or at the door if there are seats left. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Warner Parks.
Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray’s historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. The race’s co-founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable, and irresistible a character as the idiosyncratic event he has created. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and treacherous terrain, the Barkley has gained cult-like status with ultra-runners and amateurs alike. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary invites you to the sports world’s most guarded secret; where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.