Run. Hunt. Persevere.
When Kevin Davis first began running, he was overweight and out of shape. He tried, but failed to finish a 1-mile run. Now, years later, he runs 100-mile races. He uses that fitness to support his other passion – backcountry hunting. In 2017, Davis was selected to run The Hardrock 100 – one of the most difficult trail races in the world.
Two months later, he attempts a backcountry mountain goat hunt in the wilds of Alaska. The film explores the crossover between endurance sports and hunting, and the need for public lands and wild places to do both.
“I used to have my hunting buddies, and my running friends – two pretty distinct species”, filmmaker Erik Petersen said. “Over the years these two groups began to merge into one.”
“I watched more and more crossover happening and eventually an entire industry being built up around that crossover. Both of these endeavors rely heavily on public land and wild places to experience them fully. I think its important for user groups of all types – whether hunter, runner or kayaker – to come together to protect these wild and public lands.”