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Special Screening: THE HUMAN RACE and Post-Screening Chat with Director Liz Vassey
October 31 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion for a night of inspiration with a special screening of THE HUMAN RACE, the directorial debut of Liz Vassey (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two and a Half Men, ER, and The Tick).
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 beloved running icon Kathrine Switzer who, in 1967, became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entrant, to an 80-year-old running a half-marathon in celebration of her birthday, to a cancer survivor’s 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.