Where Dreams Go To Die film tour sells out in Canada

The film chronicling Gary Robbins and the Barkley Marathons sold out in all five Canadian cities as the tour is set to begin in October

September 9th, 2017 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , , , ,

Barkley Marathons
Crowd surrounds Gary Robbins at the yellow gate. Photo: Michael Doyle.

Canadians who delayed in buying tickets for the Where Dreams Go To Die tour are out of luck. That is, if they want to see the film in Canada in October.

Gary Robbins announced on Friday that all five Canadian film tour stops – North Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto – are sold out. More than 2,200 tickets have been sold in the four days following the tour going live.

Where Dreams Go To Die is a film chronicling Robbins and his two unsuccessful attempts at finishing the Barkley Marathons, a more-than 160K ultramarathon in the thick woods of Tennessee’s Frozen Head State Park. Ethan Newberry, also known as Ginger Runner on social media, created the film using footage from both the 2016 and 2017 Barkley Marathons as well as footage from Robbins’ training.

Fifteen runners, out of thousands, have managed to finish one of the toughest races in the world since its inception in 1986. Robbins says he will attempt the Barkley for a third time in 2018.

“The tour will include a special advanced screening of the movie as well as a unique Q&A discussion with the movie’s star, Gary, and creator, Ethan,” reads the film’s website.

Robbins posted the following to Instagram on Friday:

“The Canadian portion of our film tour is completely SOLD OUT!
2200+ tickets sold in four days! Holy moly!

10 [Oct.]-12th North Vancouver SOLD OUT
10-19th Edmonton SOLD OUT
10-21st Calgary SOLD OUT
10-22nd Toronto SOLD OUT
10-23rd Ottawa SOLD OUT

Sincerest apologies, but there is absolutely no way we can squeeze in any more shows or stops into this current tour. We are completely amazed and flattered by the uptake and interest in this film tour and we can’t wait to see everyone in October.”


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Full tour dates can be found below.

North Vancouver, B.C. – Oct. 12
Seattle – Oct. 13
Portland, Ore. – Oct. 15
San Francisco – Oct. 17
Edmonton – Oct. 19
Calgary – Oct. 21
Toronto – Oct. 22
Ottawa – Oct. 23
Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 25
Washington – Oct. 26
Denver – Oct. 29
Phoenix – Oct. 30
Ogden, Utah – Nov. 2

Tickets remain, as of Sept. 9, for all eight American stops on tour. (Some tickets have yet to go on sale.)