The Secret Marathon

Promoted By Demand Film

Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2021 6:30PM

Where: Hoyts Te Awa The Base
Corner of Te Rapa Road & Avalon Drive, Te Rapa, Waikato, 3200, New Zealand

“Still doing what he loves most, at age 78, this entertaining, enlightening documentary takes a surprisingly intimate look at the Englishman’s life, career and multiple passions” James Croot – Join us for this very special one off screening of this film that documents the life of the legendary broadcaster and wild life activist. $5 of the ticket price will go to Ride Holidays Charity Te Awakairangi Trust whose primary goal is put bikes in schools and targeting kids that need them the most, providing an opportunity to learn how to ride a bike - something that you and I take for granted. They are also committed to not just handing over a bike and saying go for it. Recently the trust has set up a maintenance gang to regularly visit the schools we've supported (amongst others) to make sure all the bikes are working properly.


  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional booking fee of $2.00 per ticket.
  • (Includes all applicable taxes)
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The Secret Marathon

Year: 2019

Genre: Documentary - Sports & Fitness

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Producer: Kate McKenzie, Scott Townend, Martin Parnell

Director: Kate McKenzie & Scott Townend

When the first Afghan woman stood up for her freedom and ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan, she started a movement for equality that spread around the world. Zainab’s story inspired legendary marathon runner, Martin Parnell, to imagine what his life might be like if his gender prevented him from going outside to run. Martin vowed to run in the Marathon of Afghanistan the following year to support Zainab, and partnered with filmmaker and first time marathoner, Kate McKenzie, to tell the story. To avoid making the marathon a target for terrorist attack, they must train, and travel to Afghanistan in secret, where they will uncover unexpected beauty, incredible hardships, and the amazing people who stand for change. This is the story of the brave Afghan women who are risking it all for the freedom to run