To showcase how the race is more than a marathon, we found three people whose stories embody that idea and have helped make it come true through their beliefs and actions.

We brought their stories to life in three films that look at the world from a runner’s point of view, not only of running along the beautiful Twin Cities Marathon course, but also how they look at the race and the sport of running, and how both fit into their lives and communities.

Through these films we showed that the Twin Cities 26.2-miler is so many things. A path forward. A way to see yourself, and life, differently. A hard road that can be a springboard for awareness and change. It’s more than a marathon.