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Streets to the Peaks: The Alpine Run Project

Best Mountain Sport Film
29 mins |
United Kingdom |
  • Mountain Culture
  • Mountain Sports
Andy Ashworth
LANGUAGE(S): English


12 young athletes changing the world, here to defy the odds and show that nothing is impossible.

Only 43% of young people in inner cities complete the weekly recommendation of physical activity. This is reflected in the sport of trail running which is still largely the domain of middle-class white men. By 2027, the Alpine Run Project with John McAvoy, Nike, JD Sports and YBB will help 100,000 young people from diverse backgrounds in cities across Europe take part in trail running. By doing so this year, these 12 runners are part of a movement that will change the face of sport.

From city streets to the epic alpine trail race at UTMB, this documentary captures their emotive and powerful journey, to inspire change.

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Jury Quote

Imagine taking a dozen diverse urban youth to their first ever trail running race in the mountains of France. Trained, mentored, and championed with compassion and commitment by a former inmate, the group blossoms as a cohesive team. I was biting my nails, wiping my tears, and cheering them on!

– Tracey Friesen, VIMFF 2024 Jury


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