3100: Run and Become

What if the simple act of running could lead to profound enlightenment? 3100: Run and Become follows an unassuming Finnish paperboy in his attempt to complete the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler – the world’s longest race – where he must run at least 60 miles per day for 52 days around a 1⁄2 mile sidewalk loop in New York City. His quest takes viewers not only to the heart of this astonishing event but around the globe to the ancient cultures that have held running sacred for millennia.

This feature length documentary is set to premiere in 2018. Visit the film’s site for more information.

The trailer will be released next year too, but in the meantime, here’s the teaser made for our successful Kickstarter campaign.

3100: RUN AND BECOME. Trailer from Sanjay Rawal on Vimeo.

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“You get up and run every morning as the sun is rising because you run to celebrate life. You run because it is a form of prayer. You're speaking to Mother Earth with your feet. You're breathing in Father Sky. You're telling them, you're asking them for blessings. You're showing them that you're willing to work for that prayer for those blessings. - Shaun Martin, Diné Prayer..
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From @3100film #3100runandbecome #savetheearth #everydayisearthday
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We just launched in a zillion random countries on iTunes. We will have a UK, Ireland, Finland, Czech, Slovakia launch in the fall. We will have a Germany, Switzerland, Austria launch in early 2020. ..
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Apologies if your country isn’t on these lists. We will have more updates soon. Thank you for the patience and support.
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Huge huge props to Diné runner Dustin Martin and all the Natives who slayed at the Boston Marathon! Dustin @quinnthenavajo is Executive Director of the Native Running NGO @wings_of_america , Musician, Fashion Designer, co-organizer of the @bears.ears.prayer.run.alliance He also helped produce both the Navajo and Kalahari sections of the film. And he (@quinnthenavajo ) absolutely crushed it at Boston with a 9 minute PR (2:26:50). I was at the finish line with Patti Dillon @pattispeaks227, Mi’kmaq Native, former American record holder and 3x runner up at Boston (first American woman sub 2:30 and tons of world bests). She’s also a board member of @wings_of_america along with Shaun Martin from @3100film and holds a 2:27 PR. She and I were screaming with joy when Dustin motored toward the finish line and we saw he’d break Patti’s PB. .
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Dustin had brought a group of Native high schoolers to Boston the previous Thursday to take part in activities at Harvard (including a screening of @3100film ). Dustin shared chaperone duties with @a.littlebear and Jordan Daniel (Lakota) (@nativein_la ) who ran a stellar 3:02. Dustin and Jordan spent the precious days prior to Boston trying to keep up with 5 high schoolers! Exhausting! But they still ran massive PBs. .
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Dustin’s training regimen was structured around 12 min/pace fun runs with 6 year olds at Wings running camps. Lol. But he obviously carried a lot in his heart. He started in the sub elite men’s group but the race course clocks were set to the elite start time (2 min ahead) and Dustin runs without a watch. It took a few miles with @anthonykunkel around mile 20 for Dustin to realize he wasn’t on 2:33 pace but 2:26! #runandbecome congrats as well to @haroldbennally @__sekaquaptewa__ , her brother Wayne and all those Native runners who poured their hearts out on the traditional lands of the Massachusett Tribe.
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Photos from 3100film's post
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Podcast Roundup! As some of you may remember, last October led by author, journalist and humorist @semi_rad - @forestwoodward , @carlmbanks and myself struggled through a marathon on the streets of New York. It wasn’t a tough run per se except for the fact that we had to eat a slice of pizza every 5 miles. The first two were heaven. The next two were from a much lower dimension. Anyhow, @semi_rad and @jonathan.ellsworth from @blisterreview just launched an amazing new podcast about running called #OffTheCouch! I was their best guest in the history of the podcast. Actually, I was on episode two and was their first actual guest. Still the best! All kidding aside we had an incredibly insightful conversation about the state of running today from the street. And how one’s attitude towards Running can change radically and positively as one gets older. Find this great pod everywhere you pod. #OfftheCouch #runandbecome #pizzamarathon2018 #whosinfornextyear @ New York, New York
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Podcast round up! We have been lucky to be on so many amazing running podcasts. There are so many out there though. How does one choose which ones to subscribe to? Well these four are incredible for advice, tips and philosophy and each has a slightly different approach. @g5active (Runified pod) @rambling_runner @gunksrunner (Pain Cave) and @touchingthetrail were all kind enough to profile the film. The last two are more geared to ultra running and the first two for distances up to the marathon. But they all have incredible guests, most of whom don’t overlap. Check them all out, you won’t be sorry..
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@touchingthetrail is California based and has a west Coast feel. @gunksrunner is upstate NY with all the gnarliness of those muddy rocky trails. Check them out for unusual takes on unusual races..
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@g5active and @rambling_runner are both fantastic for new ways to approach running and racing with solid nutrition and motivation episodes. Check em out!
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On our latest Off The Couch podcast, Brendan Leonard and Jonathan Ellsworth talk with filmmaker, Sanjay Rawal, about a 3,100 mile-long race that takes place on a sidewalk in Queens, NY; the attempt to save the traditional ways of life of the San Bushmen of Botswana; the long-distance (and extremely consequential) rituals of a Buddhist monastic community in Japan, and a whole lot more. Check it out on Apple podcasts, Spotify, etc., or on our site: http://bit.ly/2TZpihz

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