Barkley Marathons

There's finally a movie about the Barkley Marathons! Yes, you read that right. If you've heard of Barkley Marathons you've heard it's not like any other race. It's an ultra race of 100ish miles out in Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee. There is no race website or information on ultrasignup to read about the race or register for it. Just finding out the applicaton/registration process is a feat of its own. With a finisher rate of only about 1%, only 12 different people have finished the race since its debut. It definitely piques the interest of many runners, even those of you who never want to attempt it. So when a movie about the elusive and arguably the most difficult ultra came out it was something we had to see. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young is a documentary about the 2012 edition of the race. We don't want to give out too many details but this movie is totally worth it. It provides a glimpse as to what the race is like, including the eccentric race director Laz and even gives the origin of the name of the race. As eye opening and mind blowing as the movie is about the race, it affirmed our thoughts that we have absolutely no interest (nor are we anywhere near capable) of doing this race. Although we wouldn't mind being at the famous yellow gate as participants come through and head out for more or bow as Taps is played. It's a race like no other. Equal parts inspiring, entertaning and terrifying, the film does a really good job of capturing and conveying the race experience. If you are at all interested in Barkley Marathons, watch this movie. 
The dvd can be purchased online or you can buy or rent the digital version as well through various platforms (itunes, amazon, google play, vudu).