Race SLO & Eroica California to Co-Sponsor Double Feature at the 23rd SLO International Film Festival

Thursday, March 16 event to showcase two inspiring documentaries Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame and Diamond To The Rough

Eroica California and Race SLO are pleased to announce a joint sponsorship of the Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame and Diamond To The Rough double-feature during the 23rd Annual SLO International Film Festival that runs from March 14–19. Both films will be shown on Thursday, March 16th at 7:00pm at Mission Cinemas in downtown San Luis Obispo and add a sporting element to the six-day festival’s film lineup, going hand-in-hand with the events Eroica California and Race SLO promote on the Central Coast.

“For Race SLO, the SLO Film Festival has become a wonderful annual tradition, and with Eroica California, we look forward to presenting this unique and inspiring double feature to the local community and festival attendees,” said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO. “These two documentaries speak and relate directly to our Endurance Town USA community and culture.”

Marinoni: The Fire In The Frame (Canada, 87 minutes) which will also be showing as part of the Eroica California Festival on Saturday, April 8, spotlights the life of Italian Giuseppe Marinoni, who after an accomplished racing career turned to frame building where he made a name for himself with masterfully crafted lugged steel frames. The film chronicles how his craft damaged his health, and when at the age of 75, Marinoni decided to take on the world hour record for his age group, riding a bike he built almost 40 years earlier.

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Diamond To The Rough (USA, 42 minutes) is a documentary film that follows the journey of former MLB player, Eric Byrnes from the baseball diamond to the rough trails of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is known as the most gruelling ultra running event on the calendar. After 11 seasons in professional baseball Eric found his next calling, and that was as an ultra endurance runner.

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For more information on the SLO Film Festival and to order tickets ($12 general admission / $10 students & Film Society), go to: www.slofilmfest.org

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Established in 2008 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO 2017 event line-up includes the 6th SLO Marathon + Half and 5K (Spring 2017), the NEW Healthy Running Sports Medicine Conference (Spring 2017), SLO Ultra trail races & NEW Mountain Bike Race at Wild Cherry Canyon (Fall 2017) and SLO GranFondo cycling & VIP event (Fall 2017).

The Race SLO Team organizes and produces both fun & competitive running and cycling events that create a positive impact on both our participants and local communities.

Our mission: Through human experiences, we create social & economic impact to share our legacy.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!

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