Today, National Running Day, marks the online release of “Finding Strong, A Journey To Uncover The Transformative Power Of Running“. You can view the entire 22 minute film above.

You can also read behind the scenes stories from Director Brian Vernor at the Saucony Blog.

Spanning multiple continents, Finding Strong is directed by California-based photographer, filmmaker and adventurer Brian Vernor. The 22-minute documentary explores fascinating runners around the world, including elite National Guardsmen in Japan, a youth running community in Brazil, goat-herding girls in Djibouti and physically challenged athletes in New York City. In conjunction with the release, Vernor will share written, behind-the-scenes stories of the project on the Saucony blog, also beginning on June 4th.

“Finding Strong brings our brand mission–to empower the human spirit through running–clearly to life in a very compelling way,” said Mary O’Brien, vice president of marketing for Saucony. “On his journey to capture the human spirit, director Brian Vernor created a powerful tool, helping us to better understand how a common bond, in this case running, can bring about a shared kinship, transforming individuals, communities and even the world.


By Nichols