This year’s event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at the historic State Theatre in Modesto. We will be showing A Long Run, featuring Bob Anderson, who started Runner’s World magazine at the age of 17. The film follows Anderson’s pursuit of 50 races in a year, covering 350 miles, averaging a sub-7 minute mile pace … all at the age of 64!
Anderson’s amazing life connects viewers with running icons such as Bill Rodgers, Billy Mills, Dean Karnazes and Paula Radcliff. He will be on hand for a Q&A session following the film.
The evening features food and wine, some of which has been chosen after trying out a wine of the month club, along with our drawings and silent auction fun.
Movie & Wine Night is a fund-raiser for the Teens Run Modesto program, in which we teach area youth, especially those considered at risk, how to train for and eventually run the Modesto Marathon. Along the way, students learn valuable life skills such as hard work, discipline, dedication and perseverance. Currently we have nearly 300 students in the program, and we provide them with everything they will need, from running shoes to tech shirts to hydration gear.
Movie & Wine Night, this year generously sponsored by the Law Office of Gary C. Nelson, is put on by the ShadowChase Running Club of Modesto. Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door and $10 for under 21) and will be available for purchase online.