“Why We Run” Documentary Screening

Why We Run is a major documentary on the psychology underlying long-distance running – produced by Al Jazeera English (an international, 24-hour news and current affairs TV channel). The film is partly inspired by a Psychology Today article written by New Paltz’s own Dr. Glenn Geher on the evolutionary psychology of running, which can be found here https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201304/long-may-you-run

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TO BE HELD: Wednesday, March 25; 6:00-7:15; CSB (Coykendall Science Building) Auditorium. FREE RECEPTION to follow!

                               To this point, this film has been available in every nation in the world except the USA. This showing at New Paltz will be the first-ever US showing. This film documents Al Jazeera English correspondent Andrew Richardson as he travels the world talking to world-renowned runners (such as Sebastian Coe) and prepares for his own first marathon – in the Antarctic! The film includes great footage from Africa, South America, NYC, the Antarctic, and our own Mohonk Preserve. Dr. Glenn Geher, Chair of Psychology here at New Paltz, is featured as an expert interviewed in this film – and the footage of Mohonk is awesome! To be shown fully for educational purposes, this showing will be FREE, family-friendly, and open to the full community.

As a special treat, Steve Jordan’s brief film on the Preserve’s 50-mile Rock the Ridge event will be shown to start off the festivities.


Sponsors include the Undergraduate Psychology Association, the Athletic and Wellness Center, the Mohonk Preserve, the Psychology Department, the Evolutionary Studies Program, React to Film, and the Evolutionary Studies Club

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