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Archive for December 16th, 2012

Great news!  We’ve hit our $30K fundraising goal for our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign!

A huge thank you goes out to everyone for being part of this project and for making Finding Traction happen. December 15th was the final day of the campaign, and we are proud to announce that we surpassed our $30,000 goal to successfully raise $31,072 through 511 contributions and 493 individual donations (many of our fans even donated twice!)

It was amazing to see how everyone came together through this effort and the heart and soul that poured into the project. Here are a few highlights from the campaign:

We received formal support and endorsement from some big players in the running world, including Ultra Running Magazine and iRunFar.com.

Race directors from both TransRockies and the Bridger Ridge Run donated significant entries to us to show their support of the film and help us increase donations.

Bolton Valley Resort (Bolton VT), Free Range Massage (Bozeman MT), Muscles Not Motors (Montpelier VT) and Cactus Records (Bozeman MT) donated prizes to encourage our FB fans to donate.

The North Face, Northern Lights Trading Co., Bozeman Running Co., Boulder Running Co., San Francisco Running Co. and Universal Productions in the UK featured us in their newsletters or on their websites and social media pages.

Sports Basement Presidio in San Francisco rallied runners, race directors and Bay area community members in support of the project and hosted our very first screening tour.

The Bozeman Running Co. and the Big Sky Wind Drinkers are currently planning a wine and cheese fundraiser for us in Bozeman MT on January 17th to support the making of the film.

We did interviews with a number of media outlets and were featured in Trail Runner Magazine’s Digital Edition, Indiegogo’s Blog, Trail Runner Nation’s podcast, and TrailAndUltraRunning.com’s website.

Many other organizations including Run Vermont, Girls on the Run, Molte Yoga Retreats and countless bloggers, magazines, and individuals also wrote about us and generated a great buzz about the film.

The finished film was invited to submit to festivals in diverse locations across the world including Pennington, South Africa; Vancouver, Canada; and Tokyo, Japan.

Festival directors in ID, OR, CA, NC and WA have already asked us to submit the film.

Thank you to each and every one of our fans and friends for playing an instrumental role in helping us hit our goal to finish the film.  Stay tuned for the film’s release in summer 2013!

Cheers,
Jaime and the Finding Traction Team

The film was funded!