The Middle of the World
An endurance runner shares his experience running the south rim of the Grand Canyon to the north rim, and back in one day.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
directed/created by Andrew Q Holzschuh
collaborator: Aaron Garcia
The Making Of
The story behind the film
What causes someone to wake up at 3am and run forty-something miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon to the north rim, and then back, In one day? That’s 11,000 feet of elevation gain. When my friend Aaron told me he would be running the rim-to-rim-to-rim, I booked my plane ticket knowing the rest would figure itself out. And as you’ll see, it did. I have a deep connection with endurance. I’ve run two marathons in Texas and completed two thru-hikes; the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015 and the Colorado Trail in 2019.