By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2023.
Just an incredible, incredible story by Dream Lens Media and presented by The North Face. This 30min film is sharing the life, work, and passion of Canadian ultra runner, and founder of Free to Run Stephanie Case.
After completing the TOR330 race four times, Stephanie Case’s next goal in sight was the TOR450, all while working behind the scenes to organize an all-women expedition in Afghanistan with Free to Run. These women include Zeinab and Zahra, who represent not only Free to Run’s ethos but the spirit of many other women in Afghanistan who believe in education and progress. This is a truly unique moment in history through the lens of Stephanie’s unshakeable strength and incredible belief in the power of the women around her.
Tor des Glaciers, that’s the big 450km one, in 2021 had 58 starters but only 3 women. Stephanie came in 3rd overall and 1st woman. She ran the entire race by herself.
And while Stephanie’s race was going on, the Taliban rolled back into Afghanistan jeopardizing the entire operation of the Free to Run organization.
If this doesn’t move you, you’re not hooked up right.