The Mountain Runners
Directed by: Brian Young and Todd Warger (88m, USA)
The Mountain Runners is based on the true story of the Mount Baker Marathon races that took place from
1911 through 1913 in Bellingham, Washington and are widely thought to be the first mountain adventure
races ever held in the United States. The races would pit modified Model “A” cars against a special train
and amateur runners against the slopes of Mount Baker; a 10,781 foot volcanic, glacial peak located in the
North Cascades Mountain Range.
The film is narrated by Kevin Tighe (LOST, Emergency. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) and also features William B. Davis (“The Smoking Man” from the X-Files) who appears as Henry Engberg, president of the Mount Baker Club.
Co-produced, written and directed by Todd Warger and Brian Young, the film uses hundreds of archival photos, recreated scenes, and effects by the multiple Emmy-award-winning visual effects company, Blackpool Studios, to tell the story of America’s first adventure race.
For more information: http://www.themountainrunners.com/