100: Head/Heart/Feet Film Screening

For me, watching a movie is a great way to relax the night before a big race or training run. Prop your compression sock-clad feet up, feast on some thin-crust pizza (my pre-race dinner of choice), pop in an inspirational sports movie, and take your mind off the run for a couple of hours.

A few weeks ago, my friend Virginia and I went to see McFarland, USA the night before running a local 5K, but finding inspirational running movies in theatres isn’t easy- especially living in a smaller city. Fortunately, those of us in Charleston have a unique opportunity on May 2 when the independent film 100: Head/Heart/Feet hosts its only screening in the Southeast here in Charleston, SC.

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100: Head/Heart/Feet follows the journey of ultrarunner Zak Wieluns as he completes the Vermont 100 Endurance Run, one of the United States’ oldest endurance events that traverses Vermont’s paved streets, trails, and gravel back roads. The film highlights Wieluns intense training regimen and struggle to balance relationships while preparing for a grueling endurance event.

100: Head/Heart/Feet also explores the extreme health risks, nutritional needs, and sports psychology behind ultra running by interviewing physiologists, psychologists, crews members, pacers, and well-known ultramarathoners. According to Geoff Roes, ultrarunner and winner of the 2010 Western States Endurance Race, the film “perfectly depicts the reality that attempting these kinds of races is at once heroic, selfish, extraordinary, and ordinary.”

After the screening, Zak Wieluns will be joining everyone to chat about his running experiences and the film. Zak attempted the Vermont 100 Endurance Run twice before successfully completing it, showing his perseverance toward his running and life goals. Even with no plans to train for and complete an ultra, I’m sure Zak’s discussion will inspire me (and anyone else) when setting my own training goals.

Brought to you by OnShore Racing, the event’s proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Food will be available for purchase as well as craft beer on tap. The screening is family and dog friendly and sure to attract runners, beer lovers, and independent film fans.

You can check out the trailer on the film’s website, and if you’re not in Charleston (or can’t get here on May 2), you can find a screening near you.

100: Head/Heart/Feet Screening

  • WHERE: @ The Barrel, 1859 Folly Road, Charleston, SC

  • WHEN: May 2, 2015. Gates open at 5 PM, movie starts at sunset
  • TICKETS: $15.00 at the gate, $16.50 online. Your ticket price includes 1 free beer, the movie screening and discussion with Zak, and a special cocktail from Summer Hummer vodka.
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8 Responses to 100: Head/Heart/Feet Film Screening

  1. Very cool! Sounds like a great movie and a wonderful way to chill out pre-race.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Laur says:

    I wish I lived down South. lol

  3. Pam says:

    I wish I lived in Charleston….this sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday evening. I love inspiring sports movies and watch Spirit of the Marathon 1 and 2 during the week before my marathons. They really put me in the right frame of mind for race day. Enjoy 100 Head, Hearrt Feet and can’t wait to read all about it on your blog!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      I have watched both Spirit of the Marathon movies. I found them really inspiring even though I don’t do ‘thons. Just any running movie is pretty inspiring. I also watched a great documentary once on runners who were doing a marathon on Antarctica. That was interesting!

  4. Very cool. I will have to see what I am doing that day.

    • Amy Lauren says:

      You should, $15 is quite a steal for a night out, especially with a cocktail and beer included. It’s not like you can get that at other movie theatres hehe!

  5. Ah! I so wish I could go to this!!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Ahh bummer, no screening around DC. I’ll just have to wait 🙂

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