Do you have what it takes to run across the entire country? Probably not for most of us. But Charlie Engle and Marshall Ulrich are planning to run across our great country from San Francisco to New York City while filming a documentary called Running America. It sounds like a great project as Engle and Ulrich make the long journey they will be running with running celebrities and average runners from every walk of life.
That’s right if you live near or are able to drive to their route across the country you might be able to be apart of their documentary. I went through some of the initial steps, but they aren’t coming near Minnesota at all. They will be going through Indiana and Ohio though. You can see their full route which has a lot of Super 8 hotels on it! Super 8 is one of their main sponsors. The route tends to skip around major metro areas, but gets pretty close. The run begins on Sept 12 and finishes on Oct 27.
If you are interested in being a part of the documentary go to the Screentest website where you can “audition”. It is basically filling out a questionarrie and submitting your application. If you have trouble finding it you can click here to be taken to the Running America Screentest page. It does appear there is a $3.95 charge to submit your application to be reviewed (not really sure where it goes).
Here are the bios of the two main characters:
has run through some of the most forbidding terrain on the planet and has learned many lessons about life along the sway. With a lot of determination and the ability to endure hardships in every way, Charlie has moved from a life of drugs and alcohol to a life of understanding and learning to live with himself. After many years of sobriety, he has become a top athlete, spokesperson and philanthropist.
is the only person in the world to complete the Triple Crown of Extreme Sports: world class ultra runner, record setting adventure racer, and Seven Summits mountaineer. His specialty is competing in extreme conditions including desert and adventure racing, as well as mountaineering. Marshall has: * Completed over 116 ultra marathons averaging over 100 miles each. * Completed 12 expedition length adventure races, including all nine Eco Challenge adventure races – something only two other people in the world have done. * Reached the summit of each of the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, all on first attempts.
Are you going to or have you already signed up to join the documentary? Let us know.
[tags] Running America, documentary, Marshall Ulrich, Charlie Engle [/tags]