A pre-8 Tuff Miles kickoff event tomorrow night at Pastory Gardens will feature the screening of Spirit of the Marathon, a documentary film focused on the annual 26.2 mile Chicago race. Skinny Legs founder Mo Chabuz will be on hand to introduce the free movie, part of the newly-organized St. John Film Society’s efforts.
"As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately
faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports movie, Spirit of the Marathon
is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph; a
spectacle that will be embraced by runners and non-runners alike."
Chabuz is working on a 8 Tuff Miles film and is expected to show a preview of it. Jeremy Zuber, odds-on favorite to win the annual St. John road race for the 6th time in a row, will also be on hand to offer inspiration to the 837 other expected race participants. And Peter Alter, 8 Tuff Miles’ founder, will talk about the upcoming race, scheduled for Feb. 28. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Web site: 8tuffmiles.com