When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods in Oakland, California sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, ... See full summary »
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When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods in Oakland, California sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, character driven documentary of struggle, courage, and hope. During a season filled with conflict and possibility, four of these teens bare their dreams, joys, tears and fears. As several stumble under pressure in emotionally charged moments, others realize the journey begins with the power and commitment to accept responsibility for their own futures. Runners High shows that no matter what happens next, one season of training to run 26.2 miles can change your life forever. Written by Alex D. da Silva

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It's 26.2 miles from East Oakland to anywhere they wanna go

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30 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Excellent Documentary
4 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Filmed in Oakland and Los Angeles CA this film serves as an inspiration to all of us. It provides a unique and intimate perspective into the lives of a group of teens who take on the seemingly insurmountable challenge of becoming marathon runners with little or no running experience prior to this film.

This inspiring story touches something in all of us. It witnesses people rising to face difficult challenges and circumstances in life to overcome and achieve things they thought were not possible. By the end we are left cheering as some achieve their lofty goal.

If you have a chance, you should go see this film.


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