July Trail-Running Film Festival to Feature Classic Films

The Trail-Running Film Festival’s summer-long virtual series is rolling into July with a lineup of classic trail films on tap for the next event.

The July version of the Film Festival will take place live at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 11, but can be watched at any time during the following week by those who purchased tickets. Tickets are available for $10 at UltraSignup.

The inaugural event in May featured a lineup of new films and raised more than $31,000 for the YWCA’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Community Resiliency Fund. Following that successful event, the Film Festival reloaded with another new slate of films in June, a new theme (overcoming adversity), as well as a new charity to fundraise for, the Texas-based nonprofit Band of Runners. More than $8,500 was raised for Band of Runners, according to event organizers.

The July event will once again feature two hours of films, and the theme for the month is classic films. The feature film will be “Desperate Dreams,” a 1983 documentary about the Western States Endurance Run. The July event will once again be a fundraiser, this time for Outdoor Afro, a nonprofit organization “that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature.”

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