"RUN THE RACE is about so much more than football. This is a story about overcoming the hard issues of life, about the power of sacrifice, the power of family, and the power of forgiveness. I love being a part of a project like this because it will impact lives, inspire hope, and even prompt action. When I read the script, I knew this was an important project to get behind." -Tim Tebow, co-executive producer
In RUN THE RACE, two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. (Photo: Robby and Tim Tebow/via RuntheRaceMovie.com)
Reeling from his mother's death and his father's abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers' ticket out of town.
When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and points Zach toward hope.
RUN THE RACE shows what's possible when you run to—instead of from—the love of God.
NFL legend Eddie George (THE BEST MAN) appears as a college recruiter. He found that the movie's background of athletics created the perfect context for a story about the brothers' struggles and relationship.
"Sports really is a microcosm of how life is," George said. "Somebody's going to deal with adversity. Somebody's going to deal with loss. Somebody's going to deal with pain. Somebody's going to deal with victory and success. I think this film reflects that."
"We set out to make a film that engages the YA crowd while retaining a universal, timeless appeal," said director Chris Dowling (WHERE HOPE GROWS). "Young adults crave stories built on authenticity and we deliver with real characters having real conversations about love, family and trying to find his or her place in this sometimes crazy world."
"Everyone involved with RUN THE RACE can't wait to get this feature film in theaters," said Producer Darren Moorman. "I want everyone to experience this authentic movie that tackles relevant themes in an entertaining way, where the romance is whimsical, the struggles are real, but the story-telling is fresh and poignant."
Principal filming on RUN THE RACE was in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Robby and Tim Tebow, executive producers include Bill Reeves, Erik Weir, Trey Brunson, Joe Kosakowski and Erik Dellenback.
"RUN THE RACE is in its final stage of post-production," Reeves said, "Theatrical distribution and release date will be announced soon." Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.
RUN THE RACE stars Mykelti Williamson (FENCES, FORREST GUMP) as the boys' coach, Frances Fisher (TITANIC, UNFORGIVEN) as their surrogate mother, Tanner Stine (NCIS, HBO's Here & Now) as Zach and Evan Hofer (Kickin' It) as David. Supporting cast includes Kristoffer Polaha, Mario Van Peebles and Heisman-winner Eddie George, along with many others. From Reserve Entertainment and 10th Leper Productions, the film is produced by Darren Moorman, Jake McEntire and Ken Carpenter; directed by Chris Dowling (WHERE HOPE GROWS); and co-written by McEntire, Dowling, and Jason Baumgardner.