Tim Tebow’s First Feature Opens in Box Office Top 10




Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer Star,

with Mario Van Peebles and Eddie George,

in Insprining Tale of Two Brothers


NASHVILLE, TENN. – Feb. 25, 2019 – The inspiring new film RUN THE RACE from first-time Executive Producers Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and Robby Tebow opened in theaters nationwide this weekend posting a $2.27 million box office on only 853 screens, and landing at No. 10 among top grossing premiere movies.

RUN THE RACE is an emotional and heartfelt story about a family overcoming adversity, which resonated with moviegoers this weekend, especially in the heartland,” said Roadside Attractions’ co-Presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff.

“The film stood out as a great live-action alternative for families to see together. Executive Producer Tim Tebow’s enthusiastic and continued support combined with the great cast and filmmaker work helped give this film a special and deserving profile that we hope audiences continue to discover, embrace and recommend to their friends and family,” continued Cohen and d’Arbeloff.

Zach and David Truett live in peaks and valleys. Cheering crowds muted by a lonely home. Coming to theaters Feb. 22, RUN THE RACE tells the story of two desperate brothers willing to sacrifice today for a better tomorrow.

Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.

Zach’s knee injury has one silver lining: a chance to grow close to Ginger, a nurse at the hospital. Just as things get serious, Zach’s doubts about God threaten to tear them apart and so he does what comes natural … run.

RUN THE RACE shows what’s possible when you run to—instead of from—the overwhelming love of God. 

RUN THE RACE stars Mykelti Williamson (FENCES, FORREST GUMP) as the boys’ coach, Frances Fisher (TITANIC, UNFORGIVEN) as their surrogate mother, Tanner Stine (NCIS, HBO’s Here & Now) as Zach and Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It) as David. Supporting cast includes Kristoffer Polaha, Mario Van Peebles and Heisman-winner Eddie George, along with many others. From Reserve Entertainment and 10th Leper Productions, the film is produced by Darren Moorman, Jake McEntire and Ken Carpenter; directed by Chris Dowling (WHERE HOPE GROWS); and co-written by McEntire, Dowling and Jason Baumgardner.

RUN THE RACE is about so much more than football. This is a story about overcoming the hard issues of life, about the power of sacrifice, the power of family and the power of forgiveness,” Tim Tebow said. “I love being a part of a project like this because it will impact lives, inspire hope and even prompt action. When I read the script, I knew this was an important project to get behind.”

“Everyone connected with RUN THE RACE was inspired by a story of two young men facing the weight of the world with the love of a brother,” said Executive Producer Bill Reeves, founder and president of The WTA Group. “We’re so gratified it resonated with theatergoers as well.”

Principal filming on RUN THE RACE was in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Robby and Tim Tebow, executive producers include Bill Reeves, Erik Weir, Trey Brunson and Joe Kosakowski.

About Reserve Entertainment
Reserve Entertainment acquires, develops and produces high-quality, strategically-budgeted feature films and TV for studios like Paramount Pictures (SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME), Lionsgate (Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest) and Provident Films (INDIVISIBLE). Reserve Entertainment believes the best cinematic stories, which consistently appeal to broad and loyal audiences, not only entertain but build up and celebrate the human spirit. For more information, go to http://reserveentertainment.com

About The WTA Group
The WTA Group is a leader in faith-based film marketing and financing, home entertainment representation and consumer product licensing. Founded in 2009, WTA has led the faith audience marketing campaigns for talented film-making clients including Stephen and Alex Kendrick (WAR ROOM and #1 New York Times best-seller, The Love Dare), Sony/AFFIRM Films (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), Pure Flix Entertainment (GOD’S NOT DEAD) and Universal 1440 Entertainment (UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION). The company’s author and writer roster includes Charlie Daniels (Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Grand Ole Opry Member) and Randy Alcorn (New York Times best-selling author). For more information, visit www.thewtagroup.com

About Roadside Attractions
Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered 19 Academy Award® nominations. Roadside Attractions released the No. 1 independent film of 2018, the faith-based I Can Only Imagine, which grossed $83.5M. The company has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the SeaBeatriz at Dinner, Stronger, Love & FriendshipHello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes the highly-anticipated Judy Garland biopic Judy, starring Academy Award® winner Renee Zellweger; Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure, featuring an all-star cast led by Sebastian Stan, Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer, Academy Award® winner William Hurt, Academy Award® nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, Academy Award® nominee Peter Fonda, Academy Award® nominee Diane Ladd, Academy Award® nominee Amy Madigan, Jeremy Irvine, and Golden Globe® nominee Bradley Whitford; and Run The Race, a faith based drama from executive producers Tim Tebow and Robby Tebow, starring Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Tanner Stine, Evan Hofer, Mario Van Peebles and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.

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