As well as the next edition of the 3100 Mile Race which starts on June 18, we are also eagerly looking forward to a new documentary - 3100: Run and Become - which promises to be the definitive exploration of why ultra-runners do what they do.
For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have used running as part of their cultural and spiritual expression. The documentary's director, Sanjay Rawal, and crew spent time with the Navajo Nation in Arizona, the famed running monks of Japan and the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana, as well as spending many days filming at last year's 3100 Mile Race. Editing of the film has already started and in the last month, a Kickstarter project has already raised over $50,000 of its $75,000 goal, to enable the filmakers to complete the film by late summer.
On the Kickstarter page, you can find a 3 minute preview of the film, as well as updates on how the funding is going so far. At the time of writing, there was still 12 days to go before the deadline closes - plenty of time to contribute!