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2023 Trail Running Film Fest
2023 Trail Running Film Fest

Sun, Apr 30



2023 Trail Running Film Fest

Get inspired by stories that celebrate running, wild spaces, and our trail community.

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2023, 5:00 PM – May 01, 2023, 7:00 PM

Honokaa, 45-3574 Mamane St, Honokaa, HI 96727, USA

About the Event

The Trail Running Film Festival 2023

Presented by Drs. Michelle Suber and Buzz Hollander of Iris Integrative Health

The Trail Running Film Festival, the premier film festival for trail running enthusiasts and film lovers, is back on tour and better than ever for 2023. This year's festival promises to be a thrilling showcase of the best trail running films from around the world.

In addition to the film, there will be a group run with Hawaii Mountain Running and Alyx Barnett prior to the screening. The run will take place at Kalopa State Park—meet near the bunkhouses—and begins at 1:00 pm. All levels of runner are welcome.

The Trail Running Film Festival Website:

OUR MISSION  to celebrate running as a universal practice to explore our collective  and individual potential and pursue our wildest dreams.

We  accomplish this by documenting the culture of trail running, supporting  filmmakers and creatives, and hosting events that bring our community  together.

We are committed to promoting inclusivity, adventure, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community.



Faith in the Future

Adam Wells and Ryan Scura - (9min)

As wildfires continue to damage his home trails in Oregon, pro runner Mario Mendoza Jr. confronts what the climate crisis means to him not just as a professional athlete, but as a coach, pastor, and father.

Run Free

Ethan DeLorenzo - (6min)

In this film we take a journey into the traditions of Navajo runner, Brandon Dugi. He shares with us what it means to run free after all this time, on the land of his people in Page, Arizona.

Chasing Crazy

by Lady Mountain Films - (12min)

Pacers Running presents the journey of GirlGangCrazy, the first running group comprised of Black and Brown women, to complete the Speed Project from Santa Monica to Las Vegas. On foot. Nonstop.

Out Trails

By Nick Danielson - (8min)

Out Trails is a community of LGBTQ+ and ally trail runners/hikers, celebrating & promoting diversity out on trails, started by professional ultra runner, Ryan Montgomery. In 2022, Ryan and a crew of 40 runners traveled to Mt. St. Helens for the first annual Out Trails Running Retreat to connect, learn and run together.

Nettie From Ohio

By Jessica Vandenbusch - (15min)

Aneta (Nettie) Zeppetella is an Ohio Ultrarunner tackling some of the least-Ohio style terrain (Western States, Fat Dog 120, Hurt) and working to inspire more women in her area to tackle long distances.

The Reality of Running

Milo Zanecchia - (3min)

Have you ever finished a trail run, and noticed the difference between elapsed time and moving time? Ever wonder what you spend doing during that extra time? Filmmaker Milo Zanecchia used to think it was a waste of time. Now he understands, it’s part of the adventure. This film is a portrait of a real day out.

From The Shadow Of A Mountain

by Alex Massey - (6min)

Markelle Taylor started running as a way to turn his life around. Today he runs free in the oldest trail race in America, on a mountain which was once unreachable.


By Ellie Green - (20min)

Solo is the account of one woman's mission to run solo and unsupported across mountain ranges on six continents—overcoming obstacles, conquering fears and finding the joy in achieving her goals absolutely alone.

Footprints Running Camp

By Max Romey - (15min)

Footprints brings trail runners together for a running camp like no other. Join us for a week in Colorado's San Juan mountains to see how Footprints empowers trail runners to learn, build connections, and become leaders for climate action in their communities.

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