Please consider making time for a unique experience, a 2:00 pm matinee at the Patricia Theatre next Saturday, April 24 for the World Premiere of the extreme-adventure documentary XS-NRG (pronounce Excess Energy), starring remote sections of breathtaking Powell River backcountry via the Sunshine Coast Trail - as well as four lads from the lower mainland.
Six years in the making this documentary was shot in 2004 when a team of four members of the Club Fat Ass came to Powell River to attempt to bag the 180-km-long Sunshine Coast Trail running non-stop, the equivalent of four marathons in a row. This feat would require relentlessly moving for two days and two nights.
Did the trail whoop the slickers from the city? Did they boys triumph over the mother of all coastal trails? From the comfort of your theatre seat experience parts of the Sunshine Coast Trail not seen by many and witness the unfolding drama of a run that has become legendary in ultra-marathon circles.
After the screening there will be a meet the film-maker Angus Mclellan for a social. Talk to the stars of the of this ultra marathon, amazing athletes who have competed all around the continent and the globe in their enduro adventures. See a Powell River which you may not yet be familiar with. Get pumped for the Shuffle on the following morning.
Tickets are available now at Breakwater Books at $15, and $17 at the door. Proceeds going to PRPAWS will be shared with the BOMB Squad for trail maintenance and enhancement.
We thank Angus for honoring Powell River by showing the world premiere right here in Powell River where the run took place and the film was shot. It's of course the very first screening, and Vancouver will have to wait till the following weekend when the film will be shown at the HR MacMillan Spacecentre (also known as the planetarium).
Prizes to be won.
On Sunday, April 25, participate in either the Half Shuffle (12 km) from up Wilde Road, or the full Marathon Shuffle from Malaspina Road to the Shinglemill. This hike or run has become a rite of spring. Please pre-register at http://www.clubfatass.com/events/marathon-shuffle/registration
. Just click NO on the Membership bullet. The rest is easy to follow.
By registering on-line you help cut down on the time required to fill out the form on paper at 7:30 am on Sunday morning when everybody is anxious to get their number, make carpool arrangements, and get to Malaspina Road for an 8:30 am start.
We have a few of the new Shuffle T-shirts left for sale (trail maintenance fundraiser we share with the BOMB Squad), and you can order them on-line preferably by clicking here: http://www.clubfatass.com/events/marathon-shuffle/shirtorder
, or calling Eagle at 604-483-9565. Supplies of this neon-orange, high quality cotton T-shirt are limited. First come, first served.
If you are willing to put in some time volunteering at one of the stations please let me know.
Below please find links to two PEAK articles about the two events next weekend. Bring your family and friends.
(XS-NRG world premiere screening)
(17 Annual Marathon Shuffle)