3100 Run and Become – The Movie

3100 mile race film poster

Perhaps the most elusive, elite multiday race in the world, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, takes place in Queens, New York City each summer. This race, (first held in 1996 as the 2700 mile race and became the 3100 in 1997), is held around one square sidewalk block (0.56 miles) and requires a minimum of 59 miles a day for 52 days to complete the event.

The Race promises personal expansion and, indeed, participants come from around the world to shatter their limitations and discover a deeper sense of self. At the same time, the act of running to transform oneself is as old as time. Ancient man and woman ran not just for survival, but to connect with Nature and the Divine.

3100 Run and Become – the Movie follows aspirants of the highest order from three cultures whose own narratives parallel that of two 3100 Mile Runners – a diminutive paperboy from Finland, Ashprihanal Aalto, and a female cellist from Austria, Shamita Achenbach-Koenig. These three heroic Aspirants (Shaun Martin-Navajo, Gaolo-San Bushmen, Gyoman-san-Monks of Mt. Hiei Japan) run not for glory but for spiritual enlightenment, universal oneness or because they simply have the responsibility to run.

Website: 3100 Run and Become – The Movie

Race website: www.3100.srichinmoyraces.org

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