Tim Tebow’s First Film “Run the Race” to Hit Theaters
Already a Heisman-trophy winning quarterback, pro-baseball player, and best-selling author, Tim Tebow is now adding movie producer to his resume.
Along with his brother Robby, Tebow is the executive producer for Run the Race, which is set to debut in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 22. The film’s title comes from Hebrews 12:1, which says, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
"It's exciting," Tebow told USA TODAY back in August. "I’ve received a lot of scripts over the years, but I haven’t always wanted to be in filmmaking. I want to do the right films, films that will encourage or inspire or move people."
Starring Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer, Run the Race tells the story of two teenage brothers (Zach and David) who are abandoned by their father after the death of their mother. Following an injury that threatens Zach’s college scholarship to play football, David tries to salvage their future by finding success on the school’s track team.
Former NFL running back Eddie George also appears in the film, as well as Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Mario Van Peebles, and Kelsey Reinhardt. The film’s soundtrack includes the 2018 Worship Song of the Year “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury.
2019 should be another busy year for Tebow. In January, Tebow announced his engagement to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. The 31-year-old also received a non-roster invitation this year to the New York Mets’ spring training camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, after reaching the AA level last year (two steps from the major leagues). In 2017, Tebow wrote a book for homeschoolers titled Know Who You Are, Live Like It Matters: A Homeschooler’s Interactive Guide to Discovering Your True Identity.