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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.
Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Billy Bob Thornton.
"A superb portrayal of the human realities." --Mammoth Times
Your film is so important to raising awareness of so many issues including the power of the human spirit. Mr. Hitchcock's vision and story is one I will never forget." --Doug Ulman, President/CEO of Livestrong
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It wasn't until I began watching the film that a deeper connection arose. My dad had to finish my raising after my mother died of cancer. So I liked every inch of the film, because I connected with it. I connected with the kids point of view, connected with Terry's grief after he first lost his wife, and it helped me to see that what my dad went through during the grief process can be pretty normal. I mostly connected with his desire to keep his goal.
Would have loved to hear more of the family dynamics, but I understand that the film was focused on the run and raising awareness for the foundations.
Terry Hitchcock was your average guy. He had a wife, three kids, and a successful job. But then after his wife develops breast cancer and dies, he becomes a single parent without a job. He does his best at raising them and at the age of 56 realizes that he needs to do something to help other single parents out there. So he decides to run from MN to Atlanta for the Olympics. And he's going to do it at a marathon distance each day. All translated, that's 75 marathons in 75 days.
Terry is an admirable guy. He's old, a little beaten up, yet still tries to push himself to his limits. It makes me feel a little guilty for not running today because of severe sunburn. I feel like a wimp. But having a cause to run for usually helps and Terry had one that was near and dear to his heart. His children we don't see as much of, except for the one that sticks with him through his whole run. But the movie was mostly about Terry, and not the people around him.
I think that a movie about running has the potential to be interesting or boring depending on how it is presented. This one was an interview documentary and it just didn't bring that excitement and sense of fulfillment that another style could have brought. We see Terry running a bit, but the majority was of people talking about him and his struggles. That has his place, but considering he was running for single parents, I expected to find out a little more about what he experienced as a single parent if they were going to do interviews.Read more ›
Hitchcock's wife died of cancer in 1984, leaving him to raise 3 kids on his own. Shortly after she died, he lost his job. A decade later, he decided to draw some attention to the experiences and challenges of single parents, so he came up with his plan to run to Atlanta. Although he had not run marathons before, he found a trainer to help him prepare. He was slow (at one point he said he ran about 8 hours a day), but his endurance held up and he seemed to stay strong.
Besides the painful process of running that far, the other painful part of the film was the dissolution of his team. He started out with a support team in an RV, but they fled, so he was left with only one of his sons to support him for much of the run. They did get some free hotel stays, though. The focus of My Run is more on the runner than the run himself, following his personal journey. Runners who see the film will probably be asking, How did he do that? Karnazes, Horton, and Ulrich are seasoned runners with impressive running resumes. Hitchcock is just a guy. Which is really the message of the film: regular guys can do the seemingly impossible, whether it's running 75 marathons or raising 3 kids on his own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wife dies of cancer. The dad is beside himself with grief. He comes up with the idea he will run about 26 miles a day from St. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ellison
This is so horrible we thought it was a spoof of a running documentary. This man is not a runner and he makes a mockery of running. He basically walked to Atlanta. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Online shopper
OK, This is not a story about someone who goes in as an underdog and runs five minute miles for 26 miles.... Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. M. Winick-Ford
Not what thought it would be. Have a grandson that runs half marathons. He didn't want to see it.Published 18 months ago by EF
Impressive that a man experiencing extreme hardships, not in good shape or health and not a runner accomplished what he did. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Susan Mains
Very family friendly , It show`s when a person wants to do some thing bad enough , That person cam do the unbelievable ,Published on July 24, 2013 by Robert Crawford
Amazing accomplishment but amidst the determination, the family support failure and realityof what happened and why all seemed a bit deflating in the end. Keep looking....Published on May 25, 2013 by wjoegreen
The story tells of unusual will power and endurance but single parenthood is not a enthralling topic to most viewersPublished on May 14, 2013 by M. Oksner