When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhood in Oakland, California sing 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 teen 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.
Inspirational and rousing, it left me feeling the way you should after watching a good movie about running, like going for a run! --Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man
Anyone who aspires to run a marathon will be motivated to take on the challenge. --David Willey, Editor in chief Runner's World Magazine
Inspirational sports movies are hard to beat, and this doc is particularly potent. --SF Bay Guardian