Story

Terry HitchcockAfter 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.

Billy Bob Thornton Portrait

Narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“It’s truly a story of endurance and faith.”
– The Dove Foundation

“A superb portrayal of the human realities.”
– Mammoth Times

“If we can all be 1/10 the person Terry Hitchcock is.”
– Billy Bob Thornton, Academy Award winner

“MY RUN is a bright shiny light in a world that can feel hopeless.”
– Indie Movie Examiner

“Inspirational, motivational, unbelievable…”
– Orange County Screenwriters Association

“As the physical pain of Terry’s enduring run intensifies, it seemed to ease the emotional pain of losing the person closest to him. This inspiring documentary shows us how powerful the human spirit is and how after immense struggle comes an even greater elation.”
- Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist and American Record Holder

“MY RUN is an inspirational jog through Hitchcock’s oversized dream marked by family and faith. It might not make you want to run across the country, but it will encourage you to get off the couch, dream big and make a difference in the world.”
– Focus on the Family

“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

“MY RUN, a film that exemplifies the power of the human spirit, perfectly aligns with the Active.com message and we are proud to support the film as a title promotional partner.”
– Victoria Eilkens, Active.com

“I was so moved by Terry’s story that I have included it in my new book of essays on ordinary men and women who have become extraordinary heroes for our time.”
– Rudy Ruettiger Author, Speaker (“Rudy” was based on his life story)

“I’m a marathoner… I came here to be inspired to run, but instead I was inspired to love my wife more.”
– Bob Redwanc, Ultra-Marathoner

“Life is precious and time is a key element. Let’s make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own. Everyday, we each have our own marathons to run. We train. We practice. We ask others for help and support… but we still have to run our own marathons. Terry showed us all how to run, to train and prepare, to believe, to live our lives and to make a difference in the lives of others. We can all help others. We just have to take that first step.”
– Harmon Killebrew, Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (13-time All-Star andMost Valuable Player in 1969, ending his career with 573 home runs)

“One of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in a movie theater.”
– SanDiego.com Movie Review

“A real life Forrest Gump.”
– Inktip Magazine

“I firmly believe human beings can accomplish anything they put their minds to. All they need to get started is someone to show them it’s possible.”
– Terry Hitchcock, My Run

AWARDS

“FAMILY-FRIENDLY SEAL” with 5 Doves Rating

– THE DOVE FOUNDATION

 

“GRAND JURY PRIZE”

– 2010 LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL

 

“AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER”

– 2010 DOCMIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

“OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING”

– 2010 VISIONFEST FILM FESTIVAL

 

“AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER”

– 2010 BIG BEAR LAKE FILM FESTIVAL

 

“BEST OF FEST”

– 2010 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL INT. FILM FESTIVAL

 

“OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY”

– 2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

 

“NEAPOLITAN AWARD”

– 2010 NAPLES INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

 

“AWARD OF MERIT”

– 2010 ACCOLADE COMPETITION

 

“AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER”

– 2009 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

 

“BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD”

– 2009 Mammoth FILM FESTIVAL