My Run
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My Run
My Run
Directed byTim VandeSteeg
Produced byTim VandeSteeg
Mark Castaldo
Written byKim Pederson
StarringTerry Hitchcock
Teri Sue Hitchcock
Chris Hitchcock
Jason Hitchcock
Narrated byBilly Bob Thornton
Music bySteve Horner
CinematographyMatt Ehling
Edited byDavid Frank
Release date
  • October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) (Austin)
  • March 31, 2011 (2011-03-31) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

My Run is a 2009 documentary film directed and produced by Tim VandeSteeg and produced by Mark Castaldo. The film chronicles Terry Hitchcock's journey of completing 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days to raise awareness for single parent families. It first screened at the Austin Film Festival on October 23, 2009.


My Run tells the true story of two journeys. The first, which began in 1984, opens the film when Terry Hitchcock's wife Sue dies of breast cancer. Only a few days later he loses his job. Suddenly, he finds himself alone with his three young children and no income.[1]

The film follows Terry as he learns to function as a single parent, and discovers how difficult it is to maintain and nourish a strong loving family and how faith can be instrumental in strengthening your will to keep moving forward. His experience also teaches him that single parents and their children are unsung everyday heroes.[2][3]

The film jumps forward to 1996, when Terry takes the first step of his "Mega-Marathon" from Minneapolis to Atlanta. He runs every day, covering the equivalent of a marathon or more for 75 consecutive days to arrive just in time for the summer Olympic Games. He runs in honor of his wife and to bring attention and a voice to the everyday heroes; the single parents and their kids.

Terry expresses in the film that he wants to let everyone know that nothing is impossible, that ordinary people can do extraordinary things and by doing so inspire others. "Every one of us can do something", Terry says, "that's what it's all about".[4]


Director/Producer Tim VandeSteeg was inspired to make this film after meeting Terry Hitchcock through a mutual contact.[5]

Billy Bob Thornton's narration was recorded in the same studio where his group The Boxmasters records.[5]

Critical reception

Josh Board, from says "Run, don't walk, to catch this in the theatres when its released."[6]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result
Austin Film Festival[7] November 5, 2009 Documentary Feature Competition Audience Award Won
Newport Beach Film Festival[8] April 30, 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Won
Mammoth Film Festival[9] December 17, 2009 Best Documentary Won
Las Vegas Film Festival[10] Grand Jury Prize Won
DocMiami International Film Festival[11] Audience Award Won
Visionfest[12] Outstanding Achievement Documentary Filmmaking Won
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival[13] Audience Award Won


  1. ^ "The Terry Hitchcock Story". My Run Movie. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Documentary Filmmaking: My Run". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "NBFF Day 5 / My Run / The Sicilian Girl". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "The man who ran to Atlanta | Minnesota Public Radio News". 2010-04-16. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b [1] Archived May 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Movie Review: My Run". 2010-10-06. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "2009 Audience Award Winners Announced!". Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "2010 Award Winners" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Winning Films at the 2009 Mammoth Film Festival". Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "2010 Winners". Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "My Run Wins Audience Award". Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "Standing room only at Tribeca Cinemas as VISIONFEST 10 unveiled its 5x5 NY State of Mind Digital Project and Ron Farrar Brown's Consent led award winners' pack with 3 statuettes at VISIONFEST 10 Awards". Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "2010 Festival". Retrieved 2011.

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