On Wednesday, the much anticipated “Run the Race” movie trailer was released.
As previously reported by Faithwire, “Run the Race,” “tells the story of two brothers — one who believes in God and another who doesn’t — struggling to find purpose after their mother’s death and their father’s abandonment.”
The film, co-produced by Tim Tebow and his brother, shows how in the aftermath of such tragedy, one of the brothers “runs to — instead of from — the love of God.”
Two brothers. One unbreakable bond. From executive producers Tim Tebow and Robby Tebow comes Run The Race, in theaters 2.22.
Posted by Run The Race on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The trailer starts off with the following quote: “God does love you; He loves you like crazy,” setting the precedent for what is to come.
Zach and David, brothers who lost their mother when they were little, and whose father abandoned them afterward, have always dreamt of leaving the small town where they grew up.
As the hit song “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury plays in the background, viewers watch as Zach, a star football player, gets into a fight that results in a life-changing injury, pulling him off the football field, and altering his future dreams all at once.
The film’s synopsis details that following Zach’s injury, which ruined the brothers’ “ticket out of town,” David “laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and points Zach toward hope.”
As the brothers fight to stay afloat amidst trial after trial, the theme of choosing God in a time of distress rings throughout.
A theme that resonates with his own life, Tebow chose to hop on board to co-produce the film with his brother after his pastor showed them the trailer in 2013.
“I wanted to be part of something that’s encouraging and inspirational to the viewer. I believe ‘Run the Race’ accomplishes this by showing two brothers struggling with real life, but getting through it by supporting each other and their faith,” Tebow told The Christian Post. “I hope those who see it can walk away with more faith, hope, and love.”
The film depicts the brothers choosing to lean on the power of love and sacrifice, truly getting to know the character of God through their own imperfections.
Tanner Stine (“NCIS” and HBO’s “Here & Now”) plays Zach, Evan Hofer (“Kickin’ It”) plays David, Mykelti Williamson (“Fences” and “Forrest Gump”) plays the boys’ coach and Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) plays their surrogate mother.
“Run the Race” hits theaters everywhere Feb. 22.