The true story of America's first adventure race. Held in 1911 the race pit trains against autos and runners against a 10,781 volcanic glacial peak. Produced by Goa-to-it Films and Jet City Films. Production Services by Family History Videos.
The Mount Baker Marathon was an endurance/adventure race, which took place in Bellingham, Washington. First run in 1911, the grueling 28 to 32 mile race to the glacial summit of Mount Baker and back lasted only three years due to its intrepid dangers. Told in a docudrama style, the film incorporates vintage images, historic film, special effects, and recreated dramatizations staring William B. Davis (X-Files, Smoking man.) Narrated by Kevin Tighe (LOST, What's Eating Gilbert Grape)
The film is well supported by a cast of Cascadian historians, descendants of race participants and a group of world-renowned experts in their field. Interviews with multiple contemporary champion athletes and authors, including: alpine speed-climbers and climbing author, Steve House and Chad Kellogg; ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Scott Jurek, and Doug McKeever; and Second Wind author Cami Ostman, reveal a look back at the accomplishments of their enduranceathlete predecessors with astonishment.