NCM Fathom, Citizen Pictures and Life Time Fitness will take audiences for an all-new death-defying journey alongside some of the world’s greatest cyclists and runners for “Race Across the Sky 2010,” a special in-theater Fathom event to be shown exclusively in more than 550 select movie theaters Nov. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT / 6:30 p.m. MT / and 8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed), with an encore presentation in select locations on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
“Race Across the Sky 2010” features behind-the-scenes stories from the Aug. 14, 2010 mountain bike race in Leadville, Colo., where world-class and amateur athletes tested their strength, faith and endurance as they compete, along with those aspiring Leadmen and Leadwomen who go beyond this one-day cycling event to conquer merciless running races during their ambitious five-race endeavor.
“Race Across the Sky 2010” will include the all new documentary of tales and tears from the cycling and foot races held this summer and will also feature a live discussion with famous blind adventurer Eric Weihenmayer who rode in this year’s Leadville Trail 100 on a tandem; Olympian cyclists Levi Leipheimer and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelsk; Solo World Female Champion Rebecca Rusch; and Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and six-time Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) champion Dave Wiens, among others.
Tickets to both the live and encore Fathom events are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the web site (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
Citizen Pictures returned to the former mining town of Leadville at 10,200 feet above sea level this August for the Leadville Trail 100, capturing the energy, excitement, drama, human spirit and inspiring stories from one of the most intense endurance races of all time. To film “Race Across the Sky 2010,” the crew shot breathtaking aerial views of the cyclists as they navigated dangerous mountain terrain and muscled through 14,000 feet of vertical climb.
“Race Across the Sky 2010” follows the success of 2009’s Race Across the Sky – Leadville Trail 100 event, which focused on the August 2009 cyclists’ journey – including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong – from the start line to the finish line. Armstrong won the 2009 race, setting a new record time with 6:28:50 – crossing the finish line with a flattened rear tire.
The upcoming in-theater Fathom event will not only bring stories from the 2010 race to life, but will also update audiences on the latest exploits of the admired 2009 featured athletes. Attendees will witness the impossible from Weihenmayer – who was the first blind climber to summit Mount Everest – and watch as Rusch shatters the old 1996 Women’s record by over 10 minutes.
“Race Across the Sky is truly an inspiration and a breathtaking experience on the big screen,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “This event will resonate with everyone in theaters witnessing the triumph of the human spirit over what seem like impossible odds. We will meet up with some old friends from last year’s 2009 Race Across the Sky and some new athletes and experts who reflect on their own personal journeys to and through this amazing challenge of grit and determination in high altitude.”
The Leadville Trail 100 began as a running race 27 years ago and mountain bike racing was added in 1994, becoming a competition with more than 1,000 entries. It has become increasingly popular, more than doubling its number of entries over the last six years.
“Race Across the Sky 2010” will appear in 552 theaters, including AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures, R/C Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Bainbridge 5 (Seattle, WA), The Carolina (Asheville, NC), the Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and The Peerless Theatre (Holyoke, CO), through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network – North America’s largest cinema broadcast network.
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