Brookelyn was awarded a $5,000 grant from the
Rasmusson Foundation for her film work!
The Mount Marathon Experience was broadcast on
AlaskaOne TV on July 1, 2010! Order your copy of
the film today at www.filmbaby.com
|The Mount Marathon Experience
Alaska’s favorite extreme mountain race comes to life in this documentary that explores the attraction of this legendary race.
Experience the race like you’ve never seen it before. Climb 3,022 feet with 71 year-old “Ultra GeezerJock of the Year” Jerre Wills of
Homer, AK as he attempts to beat his record setting pace from the year before. Follow on the heels of ordinary folk and elite athletes
as they crawl up the 35-60 degree slope then fly down the other side at break-neck speeds through rock, shale, snow and a creek.
Enjoy the thrills from your armchair as racers endure 3.1 miles of torture in what is the second oldest foot race in the country. Why do
they do it? How do they do it?
This might just be the craziest race around. And that’s just how Alaskans like it.
In 2005, Brookelyn ran extreme race
Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska
for the first time and thought,
"Someone needs to film this!" The
race takes place almost entirely on
the mountain while most spectators
are along the streets in Seward-
missing all the action! So she came
back a few years later and gathered
interviews and documented the race
history, then filmed the race as she
ran. The resulting documentary gives
insight into this famous race and the
people who run it. It's a must-see for
future racers who want to see what
it's really like.
This dangerous race resulted in
serious injuries for two runners this
year (2012). Tragically, another
runner disappeared on the race
course and has never been found.
The film can be ordered here!
Now on You Tube!
|Thumbs up for pain!