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My Run (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 31 March 2011 (USA)
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After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an ... See full summary »

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Tim VandeSteeg

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Kim Pederson
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J. Marie Fieger J. Marie Fieger ... Herself
Chris Hitchcock Chris Hitchcock ... Himself
Jason Hitchcock Jason Hitchcock ... Himself
Teri Sue Hitchcock Teri Sue Hitchcock ... Herself
Terry Hitchcock Terry Hitchcock ... Himself
Scott Meier Scott Meier ... Himself
Christine Redlin Christine Redlin ... Sue (voice)
Andy Stemig Andy Stemig ... Himself
Billy Bob Thornton ... Narrator
John Williams John Williams ... Himself
Perry Williams Perry Williams ... Himself
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After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running - each day, every day - strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son--- not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta. MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it's a film about the daily marathons we all run in life. Written by Producer

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Be Somebody's Hero

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MY RUN has won multiple awards that include "Audience Award" - Austin Film Festival, "Outstanding Achievement in Documentary" - Newport Beach Film Festival, "Grand Jury" Las Vegas Film Festival, "Best of Fest" - Minn/St. Paul Int. Film Festival, "Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking" - VISIONFEST Film Festival, "Best Documentary" - Mammoth Film Festival, "Award of Merit" - Accolade Competition and awarded the "Family-Friendly Seal" from The Dove Foundation. See more »

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Terry Hitchcock: Be a hero, be somebody's hero.
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Joy in the journey even when there's not.
1 April 2011 | by marybatchellorSee all my reviews

Directed by Tim VandeSteeg and narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, My Run is a documentary that tells the real life adventure of Terry Hitchcock, a then 57 year old man, who lost his wife to breast cancer and decided to run from Minneapolis to Atlanta in 75 consecutive days in order to call attention to single parenting and the trauma and struggles of single parent kids. The film title is as much about the emotional growth and journey he and his team took as it is his daily marathons of 26 plus miles per day.

Terry Hitchcock is so likable and genuine that the film pulls you in right away. You want this guy to accomplish his goals and you want him to do it without killing himself and breaking every bone in his body. The film is straightforward, touching and often lighthearted and humorous. I appreciate the lack of mean spiritedness when it addresses the tough times, difficult situations, and one or two very humbling circumstances.

There were two goals (1) finish the course - i.e. get to Atlanta before the Olympics and (2) raise awareness of the plight of single parents and their children.

My one criticism is not so much directed at the film as it is the second goal. Mr. Hitchcock raises awareness. Yup. There are a lot of single parents out there struggling to raise kids and a lot of kids growing up with one parent. He gets our attention. But we're left wondering what we're supposed to do about it? Volunteer somewhere? Donate somewhere? Build a playground? The second goal actually evolved into a message of hope and endurance more than awareness. There's joy in the journey, even when there's not. This film proves it.


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