Hollywood is coming to Eugene, as the city hosts the first film festival ever devoted to the subject of running: the Running Film Festival (RFF), scheduled for July 3 – 5 on the University of Oregon campus.
The project is being presented by TheFinalsprint.com and Running Times. “Everyone knows ‘Pre’, ‘Without Limits’, and ‘Chariots of Fire,’ but there are dozens of other movies and documentaries that runners will enjoy. We created an event that brings together great films, talented directors, elite athletes, and people who simply love the sport. Movie makers have the chance to screen their films for appreciative audiences with entertainment that fits seamlessly with the spirit of Eugene 08,” says Adam Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief of TheFinalSprint.com, a presenting sponsor.
A portion of the proceeds from the RFF will be donated to the Ryan Shay Memorial Fund, an organization established in memory of distance runner and Olympic hopeful Ryan Shay, who died suddenly during the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City in 2007.
For more information, visit the festival website at runningfilmfestival.com.
By Jay Hicks.