(from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog)
Imagine racing a wheelchair 267 miles though the mountain passes of Denali National Park between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska. This film puts you in that seat as it follows a range of guys, some more prepared than others, willing to test themselves.
It all started as a small collection of videos of a few racers. Over three years, UNBEATEN evolved into a full-featured documentary of the exploits of 31 paraplegics for six days, as they make their way in wheelchairs and hand cycles in what is known as the toughest road race in the world, “Sadler’s Alaska Challenge.” The course winds 267 miles through the mountain passes of Denali National Park between Fairbanks and Anchorage.
For many of the participants, it is a journey of self-discovery, of strength and a demonstration of will and determination. UNBEATEN is a monumental homage to heroism and a message of hope to countless disabled individuals worldwide.
Find out more about the film HERE.
It's being shown at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Wednesday, May 12th as part of Armed Forces Week. Partial proceeds from this film will be contributed to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Find about more about sports and recreation for people living with paralysis HERE.