For one night only on Jan. 11 the documentary Hood to Coast that chronicles what’s been deemed ‘The Mother of All Relays,” a 197-mile relay race from Mt. Hood to the Oregon coast, is being released for screenings in theaters nationwide. And among the wonderfully driven – or downright insane for signing on– people who are featured in the film is Rachel Larsen, an out lesbian whose signed on as part of the Rookie team that eschews training at all cost – at that’s how it looks in the trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film directed by Christoph Baaden:
Hood To Coast follows four unlikely teams on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race. Each year 1000 teams (12,000 runners) in 2000 vans cover 197 grueling miles as a relay team, putting themselves through an arduous physical journey that as an individual would be impossible. Some run to test their personal limits, some to overcome personal obstacles, and others leap in blindly looking for a way to shake up a complacent life. As we follow these four teams, we realize that winning isn't everything in a documentary that takes a celebratory look at personal motivation and attempting the extraordinary.
Here's a clip of Rachel's team Thunder N' Laikaning:
And here is the full trailer!