...Charity runners say there’s something special about training exclusively with other fundraisers who support the same cause. The experience made such an impact on Lesley Spencer in 2004 that she produced a documentary about five TNT marathon runners called “Why They Run.” Read the rest of the story here.
Mimi Noonan is a veterinarian, a mom and an athlete. Noonan has three children Reilly, Keegan and Tierney. Tierney, the youngest and only girl, was born with a rare chromosomal a nomaly that 90% of babies born with do not reach their first birthday. Read the rest of the story here.
Why They Run has been released on DVD. Click here to order your copy.
Very early on Thursday, April 23rd, producer Lesley Spencer and two “Why They Run” cast members, Marty Yundt and Kathy Pollock headed south on I-55 from Chicago to Memphis for that night’s opening of the 2009 On Location: Memphis International Film Festival. The following is an account of that trip as told by Lesley Spencer. Read the rest of the story here.
“Over the past 20 years more than 380,000 people across the country from professional athletes to first timers have trained to run, bike, and hike to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It is an emotional journey that has been captured in a brand new documentary called “Why They Run”. Let's take a look...” Watch Video