Day: September 25, 2007

TRT Endurance Runs Video Premier

A Journey on the 2007
Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs

September 29, 2007

Galaxy Theater – Carson City, Nevada

I realize it’s short notice but we’ve just worked out the final details to premier our new TRT Documentary, “A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell” .

You’re all cordially invited to join us this Saturday morning at the new Galaxy Theater in Carson City beginning at 10 a.m. The brand new, digital Galaxy Theater is located at 4000 S. Curry Street, Carson City, NV behind the Casino Fandango.

We have room for 200 so please let us know if you can join us. Admission is FREE!

David Cotter
Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs


Our new documentary is basically an introductory story about ultra running told by many of you, the runners at this year’s event, using the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs as the backdrop.

Directed by Carson City’s rising talent Tyler Bournes, under the oversight of Emmy Award winning Director Sheldon Altfeld and Telly Award winning Producer Temma Keatan Hammond, the film also features a music score and theme song written specifically for the project by Carson City musician/composer Marsh Broduer.

The film features many of you, too numerous to mention everyone.  But here’s a few faces you’re sure to recognize: Jack Driver, Jasper Halekas, Kim Giiminez, Molly Zurn, Rajeev Patel, Bree Lambert, Thomas Reiss, Rob Hills, Jon Gnass, Julia Bramer, Anil Rao, Eric Clifton and many more of your ultra running friends.

We’ve also started to produce copies for sale for those who may be interested and will have some available on Saturday and will take orders.

We hope to see many of you this weekend!


CAF Office Badly Damaged by Fire

Got this bad news the other day.  Their big event is coming up, and could use some help.

Dear Friends:

We are sad to report that on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 22) the offices of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) were hit by a catastrophic fire.  Fortunately, no one was injured. However the blaze, which apparently was electrical in nature, was centered directly above our storeroom, which was packed floor-to-ceiling with donated items for the upcoming San Diego Triathlon Challenge (our biggest fundraising event is a little more than month away).  Most of that material – with a retail value in the hundreds of thousands of dollars – was destroyed in the fire.  The offices themselves will require extensive repairs and the staff will be forced to find a new home for at least the next six weeks.

A couple of notes in the wake of this ill-timed disaster:

1)    The office phone and Internet service are currently not operational.  Please allow us a couple of days to get these back on line and bear with us as we scramble to resume normal operations.  Please check our web site for updates about the status of our phone service.

2)    The San Diego Triathlon Challenge will go on as planned.  We look forward to seeing all of our friends and supporters at La Jolla Cove on Oct. 28 for this annual festival of abilities.

3)    Obviously, we are facing a lot of work to re-stock and replace the items destroyed in the fire.  If you would like to help, please consider making a donation on our web site:

With the support of our fundraisers, donors and sponsors, we know we will be able to overcome this set-back and continue uninterrupted in our quest to help physically challenged athletes enjoy the freedom, self-worth and confidence that can only be acquired in the athletic arena.  Thank you for your continued backing of CAF.

Yours in Sport,
The CAF Team