Wednesday, February 25, 2009

An NYC Exclusive Showing of “Beyond The Epic Run”

If you don’t reside in NYC, I apologize…this post isn’t quite for you.

But if you are, congratulations! You’ve just been invited to a private screening of “Beyond The Epic Run” courtesy of me, The Running Laminator. You’re welcome. You see, a short while ago, I was contacted by a member of their marketing team inviting me out for this screening. When I replied that I would be available that night, they asked if I wanted to bring my readership along. Why of course certainly, I replied. Where kind of blogger would I be if it weren’t for my loyal readers, especially those that live here in the city. (No offense to those loyal friends of mine that live beyond the city borders…if I could bring you all here, you know I would.)

Anyway, this feature film documenting the journey of a Swiss couple who took 5 years to travel on an epic journey across Europe, Africa, Middle East, Africa, and the United States, will be shown on Monday March 2nd at 7:30pm at the Anthology Film Archives at 32 2nd Avenue In New York City. If you would like to come and see this awesome and inspiring reality film with me and other likeminded NYC bloggers, please respond in the comments or drop me a line with your name and contact info at I’ll be sure to add your name to the guest list. (As if the movie itself wasn’t exciting enough, I hear we’ll be able to meet the film’s producer after the screening for a Q&A session as well! How awesome!)

Oh yeah, and did I forget to mention that this event is FREE!

Here’s a bit more about the film from the marketing department:

Beyond the Epic Run” is a feature length documentary reality film about a Swiss couple who live their dream to run around the world. Together, Serge and Nicole Roetheli leave on an epic adventure that leads them out of Europe, through Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the United States, testing their boundaries, strengthening their minds and challenging their bodies. Running the equivalent of a marathon every other day, Serge the endurance sports runner runs nearly 25,400 miles in five years while wife, Nicole, using their personal camera as she rides her Yamaha motorcycle, captures the footage used in this film. Excerpts from her personal diary reveal experiences and accomplishments throughout their journey together.

Serge ran more than 25,000 miles over five years with Nicole behind him. They traveled through 37 counties on six continents. While they were running through Africa, they both caught Malaria and almost died, but Serge and Nicole kept on tuckin’. It’s an amazing story of an athlete --and a loving wife’s--physical and mental strength. They risked everything for this experience. Very inspiring for anyone trying to overcome any challenge!

Here’s the trailer for the film:

And an interview with Dean Karnazes about the film.

For additional information about the film, please visit

If you can come out to participate in this incredible and exclusive event, please do. It promises to a fun-filled and inspiring night for all runners and bloggers! Just let me know so I can let them know. Thanks, and I hope to meet all of you on Monday night.


Reid said...

Wow, they are really taking advantage of the blogging community in getting the word out about this film. I was contacted too and just wrote a post about it the other day. Unfortunately, Phoenix isn't scheduled for a screening yet.

FYI, I've got indirect access to Serge for any question you or your readers would like to ask him. Just leave a comment on my blog, and I will get those questions answered in an upcoming blogpost. Here's a link:

Hope you don't feel like I'm taking advantage of your readership, but I just wanted to pass this opportunity along.

Running and living said...

Darn, I am so jealous! I would have loved to go. The trailer and Dean's video are awesome and I bet the documentary rocks! Enjoy!

sRod said...

Ok, now I understand. I will see you there!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a great night. Have fun!

ECrunnergirl said... jealous! What an amazing opportunity! Wish I was in NY :-)

Annie said...

Thanks for the great post, Leslie! Annie

Xenia said...

Why do you got to tease me like this, Lam? ;)

Erin said...

When/where is this screening? I will definitely try to make it!

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