The Hard Way

The Hard Way

Directed by Jeremy Lurgio​ ​
USA, 2016, 20 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

The Hard Way is the inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old who runs 30 races each year, cuts his firewood by hand and does things the hard way to remain active and alive. The Hard Way follows Bob as he trains for the Bighorn 50k ultramarathon. As Bob pushes 90, longer races take a larger toll. How will Bob’s cadence of hard work and intention help him navigate the challenges of aging? The film takes us on a journey that’s about more than running, it teaches us to live life with purpose and momentum.

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Director: Jeremy Lurgio

Filmmaker Jeremy Lurgio has worked as a staff photojournalist and freelance photographer for 15 years. He is an associate professor of photojournalism and multimedia storytelling at the University of Montana School of Journalism. He continues to shoot still, video and multimedia projects. Jeremy is happy trudging up and down mountains with his camera gear to get the right shot, but he enjoys mountain biking and cyclocross racing without any gear attached.

Filmmaker Erik Petersen has worked as a staff photojournalist and as a freelance photographer for the past 15 years. For the last three years he has worked for magazines and commercial clients across the country. He has also worked for international NGOs, documenting their work in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa through both still photos and video production. Erik is an avid trail runner and can hold a mean pace even while hauling camera gear around the mountains.