Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
This Event Took Place Sun. Mar 24, 2024

The Trail Running Film Festival 2024

Summit Run CO presents
The Trail Running Film Festival 2024

The Trail Running Film Festival is back on tour and coming to your town for a great night of films, inspiration, and community.

You're invited to celebrate with us running as a universal practice. Come explore our collective and individual potential, and let's pursue our wildest dreams.

We're excited to bring you stories from around the world by filmmakers sharing their work of adventure, inclusivity, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community.

We will have sponsor swag and raffles for the event as well as a group run prior to the films.

Length: Films will run about 90 minutes.

Film Fest Poster



Abigail West, printmaker and trail runner from Athens GA, was selected as the poster artist for the 2024 Trail Running Film Festival Global Tour.

Abigail hand-carves and hand-prints original linocuts. The piece for the poster design captures the alluring depths of a singletrack trail through the lush forest. Her work focuses particularly on the often underrepresented trails of the Southeast, and she made the original linocut print of the poster around the same time she set the Fastest Known Time on SCAR, the 71 mile traverse of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Abigail will be selling original prints that are featured on the global tour poster. The originals are a limited edition of just 120. A portion of each print sale goes towards the film festival's filmmaker grant.


Abigail West, printmaker and trail runner from Athens GA, was selected as the poster artist for the 2024 Trail Running Film Festival Global Tour. 


Abigail hand-carves and hand-prints original linocuts. The piece for the poster design captures the alluring depths of a singletrack trail through the lush forest. Her work focuses particularly on the often underrepresented trails of the Southeast, and she made the original linocut print of the poster around the same time she set the Fastest Known Time on SCAR, the 71 mile traverse of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Abigail will be on site at the Film Festival selling original prints that are featured on the global tour poster. The originals are a limited edition of just 120. A portion of each print sale goes towards the film festival's filmmaker grant. You can also purchase prints online HERE.


You can follow Abigail’s art and adventures @upinthewoods or on her website.

The Films

Official 2024 TRFF Film Selection:

Izta
Directed by Rabbitwolf Creative
Duration: 10 minutes
Laura Cortez is a trail runner born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In an effort to further discover the land and culture that shaped the generations before her, Laura set out to establish an FKT on a route from the city of Amecameca to the summit of Iztaccíhuatl.

Know To Run: Yatika
Directed by Jordan Marie Whetstone, Devin Whetstone
Duration: 10 minutes
Know to Run focuses on themes of “what are land acknowledgements” and the inclusion of local Indigenous communities being part of the trail running community, making running and outdoor spaces more accessible and equitable.

Red Needle
Directed by Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester
Duration: 6 minutes
Ultra-runner Sarah Gerrish lost one ovary to cancer at 15 and the second to surgery at 36. Red Needle explores the stigma, trauma and lessons learned from Sarah’s life-changing experience as she uses trail running to help her on her journey.

Brian Reynolds: The Leadville Trail 100
Directed by Michael Grasela
Duration: 16 minutes
Brian Reynolds is a double amputee below the knee athlete who grew up overcoming many challenges in his life but never had a role model he could look up to. In this film, Brian attempts the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Trail Marathon out in Colorado in order to advocate for all para athletes that nothing is impossible.

Run Like a Kid
Directed by Guy Tucker
Duration: 1 minute
This short film explores what running means to one child and reveals lessons all runners can take to the trail.

Girls Run Ultras
Directed by Ellie Windham and Christine Rivera
Duration: 15 minutes
A journey that follows the all women's running collective, Girls Run NYC as they push themselves individually and unitedly collectively through The Black Canyon Ultra Marathon in 2022.

Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta
Directed by Daniel Mitchell and Trent Sugg
Duration: 6 minutes
Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility. Dani is a visceral example of how self-care and self-determination can harmonize via the outdoors.

Now
Directed by Steven Mortinson
Duration: 20 minutes
Long-time ultrarunner Yassine Diboun confronts the shadows and turmoil of his past while preparing to take on the Hardrock 100.


Each of these films offers a unique and compelling narrative, showcasing the resilience, passion, and diversity within the trail-running community.

"We are incredibly excited to present this exceptional lineup of films for the 2024 Trail Running Film Festival," said Mathias Eichler, Executive Director of TRFF. "These films capture the essence of trail running and will undoubtedly inspire audiences worldwide. We can't wait to share these remarkable stories with our community."

Our Venue

This year the festival will be hosted at Monkey Wrench Brewing in Suwanee. Their event space features an outdoor beer garden, indoor tiki bar, and tons of space for us to gather and watch some incredible films. Check them out HERE

The Schedule

Our evening will begin at 5PM with an optional group run hosted by HOKA. They'll have shoe demos for you to try and raffles to give away.

Films will begin around 7PM!

Event's current local time: 3:49 PM ET

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