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ULOHA Brings the 2024 Global Trail Running Film Festival to Oahu!

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ULOHA Brings the 2024 Global Trail Running Film Festival to Oahu!

Aloha fellow trail blazers and running enthusiasts! Picture this: your heart's pumping, legs are churning, and breath's in sync with the rhythmic dance of nature's trails. Ain't nothing quite like cruising through those switchback paths, reaching that sweet, sweet flow state! Trail running ain't just a sport, it's a sensory symphony, where every sense is utilized as you tackle the twists and turns ahead.

And hey, running solo amidst Mother Nature's embrace is grand, but why not spice things up with a group adventure? Round up your pals, family, and kindred spirits for a group gallop through the great outdoors! It's all about challenging each other, lending a hand when needed, and soaking in the wonders of the wilderness together.

Now, let's talk about Hawaii – a slice of paradise known for its majestic trails and vibrant trail running community. From the renowned HURT 100 to countless other running events, Hawaii's got it all. And guess what? ULOHA is here to crank up the excitement!

Hold onto your hats, folks, 'cause ULOHA is bringing the 2024 Global Trail Running Film Festival to the islands! A project created by the non-profit, Outdoor Arts and Recreation. Our buddy, Wookie Kim, tipped us off about this golden opportunity and we couldn't be more pumped to share it with you all. Picture this: a night of celebration, surrounded by our fellow running community, watching awe-inspiring films on a whopping 35-foot projector screen! It's happening at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kakaako on May 18th, starting at 6:00 PM sharp and going 'til 9:30 PM. Trust us, you won't wanna miss it!

So lace up those running shoes, mark your calendars, tell your friends, and get ready for an unforgettable evening with Hawaii's trail running community. Let's make waves! See you at the 2024 Global Trail Running Film Festival!

Want some details of the films?

Below are some details of each film to be shown at the festival! 

Directed by Rabbitwolf Creative
Duration: 10 minutes
Laura Cortez is a trail runner born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In an effort to further discover the land and culture that shaped the generations before her, Laura set out to establish an FKT on a route from the city of Amecameca to the summit of Iztaccíhuatl.

Know To Run: Yatika
Directed by Jordan Marie Whetstone, Devin Whetstone
Duration: 10 minutes
Know to Run focuses on themes of “what are land acknowledgements” and the inclusion of local Indigenous communities being part of the trail running community, making running and outdoor spaces more accessible and equitable.

Red Needle
Directed by Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester
Duration: 6 minutes
Ultra-runner Sarah Gerrish lost one ovary to cancer at 15 and the second to surgery at 36. Red Needle explores the stigma, trauma and lessons learned from Sarah’s life-changing experience as she uses trail running to help her on her journey.

Brian Reynolds: The Leadville Trail 100
Directed by Michael Grasela
Duration: 16 minutes
Brian Reynolds is a double amputee below the knee athlete who grew up overcoming many challenges in his life but never had a role model he could look up to. In this film, Brian attempts the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Trail Marathon out in Colorado in order to advocate for all para athletes that nothing is impossible.

Run Like a Kid
Directed by Guy Tucker
Duration: 1 minute
This short film explores what running means to one child and reveals lessons all runners can take to the trail.

Girls Run Ultras
Directed by Ellie Windham and Christine Rivera
Duration: 15 minutes
A journey that follows the all women's running collective, Girls Run NYC as they push themselves individually and unitedly collectively through The Black Canyon Ultra Marathon in 2022.

Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta
Directed by Daniel Mitchell and Trent Sugg
Duration: 6 minutes
Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility. Dani is a visceral example of how self-care and self-determination can harmonize via the outdoors.

Directed by Steven Mortinson
Duration: 20 minutes
Long-time ultrarunner Yassine Diboun confronts the shadows and turmoil of his past while preparing to take on the Hardrock 100.

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See you there!