The Barkley Marathons + John Kelly Q&A
Fri 11 Oct, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium
Tickets: £13 (£11 concs) , approx running time: 89mins + Q&A
Director: Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane
Featuring a live Q&A with Barkley Marathons finisher John Kelly, who completed epic endurance event in 2017 with a time of 59 hours 30 minutes and 53 seconds.
All audience members will also receive a FREE 100% natural TRIBE energy bar courtesy of the wonderful people at TRIBE. Visit wearetribe to find out more.
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 15 finishers in its history. The race’s cofounder 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 cultlike status with ultrarunners 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 to enter.
Find out more about The Barkley Marathons Movie at barkleymovie.com
You can also find out more about John Kelly by visiting his blog at randomforestrunner.com
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