Minnesota Man’s Amazing Long-Distance Run is Now a Movie
He made the incredible trek last year and now a documentary about his amazing journey has been nominated for a prestigious award.
Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is one of the last great wild, undeveloped spaces here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Explore Minnesota explains it like this:
The BWCAW in northeast Minnesota is one of America's most beautiful and remote places. Its vast wilderness extends 150 miles along the U.S.-Canada border, covering approximately 1,098,000 acres with over 1,100 lakes and 1,500 miles of canoe routes.
And it's that wilderness that ultra-runner and Minnesota native Alex Falconer wants to protect from sulfide-ore copper mining projects that have been proposed near the BWCAW. To help raise awareness, during the summer of 2021, Falconer made an incredible 110-mile, nearly non-stop run across the BWCAW.
According to this Minneapolis Egotist story, the story of Falconer's 38-mile journey was turned into a documentary last year, which was just nominated for a Webby Award. (The Webby Awards are "the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet," according to its website.)
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The Minneapolis Egotist story said the short documentary, called 'Boundary Waters Traverse' (the name Falconer gave to his 110-mile run) and was produced by Current Resident, a production company based in Minneapolis. It was sponsored by Save The Boundary Waters, where Falconer also works as Director of Government Relations.
And, now it's also been named one of five finalists for the Webby Awards in Sustainability and Environment category. You can check out the short documentary (it only runs about 12 minutes) below, and you can vote for The Boundary Waters Traverse in the Webby Awards People's Voice HERE through April 21, 2022.