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5 Inspirational Running Movies

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Summer is winding down and as we slide into fall, race season is kicking into gear. The weather’s getting mild and running events are aplenty. There’s no better time to get out, enjoy a nice run in the beautiful autumn weather and get those Fitbit steps in.

Perhaps you need a little inspiration? We’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a weeknight/weekend movie that’s both entertaining and motivational, these five classic running flicks won’t let you down.

1. Chariots of Fire

You can’t have a running-movie list without Chariots of Fire. This 1981 pic that won 4 Academy Awards and tells the story of a two British runners — one Jewish and one Christian — who compete in the 1924 Olympics. Though a bit dated, the film still holds up nicely. Plus, it’s got enough dream chasing, personal sacrifice, and downright competitive honor to get you off the couch and into your sneaks. read more

Fitbit on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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First Colbert, now Stewart! On last night’s new episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, guest author David Rose talks to Jon about his new book “Enchanted Objects.”

Scroll to about 18:45 where David mentions about how his family uses Fitbit as a “way to keep everybody healthy.” You can check out the video directly on The Daily Show’s site!

“For the Love” — A Tribute to Trail Running

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Here’s something special to kick off your Wednesday. Shot in our own backyard, this beautiful video is a tribute to trail running and the Marin Headlands just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. A film by our close pal Luis Peña that was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick, you’ll be taken through the beautiful ocean-side trails and gorgeous Bay area sunsets with several trail runners. You’ll even spot our speedy Fitbit employee, Monica Ralston, and our hard-charging Fitbit Ambassador Jenn Pattee along the way.

Get inspired! Get out and run!