The Great Appalachian Trail Race

The Great Appalachian Trail Race

by Charles Ricciardi


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Ready for a run? It is a daunting prospect that few undertake and even fewer accomplish: thru-hiking The Appalachian Trail. From its southern foot in Springer Mt., Georgia to its northern terminus in Mt. Katahdin, Maine, America's legendary byway offers startling beauty constantly changing terrain and endless seclusion. A challenge for anyone to complete. But to race? The Great Appalachian Trail Race tells the dramatic story of a fierce competition to traverse the entire 2,160 mile woodland journey in the fastest possible time. Among the hundreds vying for the cash prize, the three contestants go head to head: a former collegiate track star recovering from serious injury, a self-serving celebrity athlete and a young woman who knows them both, and has a secret motivation to win. Racing across a rugged landscape, they will all be forced to exert their every ounce of strength and endurance, while reexamining their hearts and values. A lot can happen over two months and 2,160 miles!

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ISBN-13: 9780999698648
Publisher: Torino Pictures Publishing
Publication date: 12/18/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

As a young boy camping at Bear Mountain in New York, Charles became captivated by the woods and the wonders of The Appalachian Trail. Always passionate about drawing and storytelling, he went on to study at New York University, receiving his B.F.A. in filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts and his M.A. in business and writing at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Over the past 25 years Charles has produced five feature films, some of which he had written and directed. He recently produced and co-wrote “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster,” an award-winning documentary about the legendary “Star Wars,” “Back To The Future” and “Indiana Jones” movie poster artist Drew Struzan, featuring interviews with many of his childhood heroes, including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo del Toro and Frank Darabont. In addition to writing “The Great Appalachian Trail Race,” Charles recently adapted another screenplay into an anti-bullying children’s tale, which he also illustrated, titled “The Night The Bullies Were Bullied!” Charles currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children, with whom he enthusiastically shares the trail.

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