The Trail Running Film Festival will blend movies exploring the sport, live music and beer. The festival will begin Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Among the films that will be shown are a recap of the 2013 Rainshadow Running races, another that looks at the challenges of running the Orcas Island 50k Race and a look back on the Dipsea, which was first run in 1905 and is the oldest trail race in America.
There also will be a sneak peek at the documentary film on The Barkley Marathons. The annual nonstop 100-mile footrace across the difficult terrain in Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee. Each year only 35 participants are accepted to compete, and they must finish five 20-mile loops in 60 hours. The course is so difficult that only 10 runners have finished in its 25-year history.
Live music by The Pine Hearts will be provided before and after the films.
Tickets are $10 and are available online.
The festival will take place at the Capital Theater, 206 N. Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia.
For more information, go to trailfilm.blogspot.com or call 360-870-4875.
The festival also will come to Tacoma at 5 p.m. Thursday. It will be at the Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. For tickets, go to tinyurl.com/mcqhch2.Staff report