Tickets and more seats available
The venue has added seats so we have more actual seated tickets available. Please bring friends and family, we have more seats due to the demand!
Barkley Marathons Movie Screening Info Some tickets available at the theatre!
Welcome to the signup/advance ticket sale site for the Knoxville, TN, screening of the Barkley Marathons, The Race That Eats its Young! This screening will be held Thursday, January 14th at the Relix Variety Theater, 1208 N Central St in Knoxville, TN. This fantastic documentary will give you an insight into the secretive race held in Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, TN, every year around April Fools Day. The film is fascinating, informative and often hilarious.
Doors will open at 5 pm with the screening beginning at 6 pm and a Q&A to follow with Laz, Raw Dog, and Danger Dave, The Barkley Bugler. There will be a full bar available which should help loosen up the wallets for Frozen Head State Park!
Advance tickets are $10 and will be capped at 150 for seating purposes. Any available seats or standing room will be available at the door for $15. If we sell out early, we likely can add a second screening.
About the movie
Every year, 40 runners from around the world 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 is 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,
Q & A with Laz & Raw Dog and Danger Dave!!
In addition to a fantastic movie, the infamous Lazarus Lake and his colleague, Raw Dog of Barkley fame have graciously agreed to have a Q&A session after each screening. Special guest appearance by Danger Dave, The Barkley Bugler! You will NOT want to miss this!!
Fund Raiser for Frozen Head State Park
ALL proceeds will be donated directly to Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, TN, home of the Barkley Marathons and The Barkley Fall Classic. Any donations beyond ticket sales are graciously appreciated and will be collected at the event.