A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the world’s most picturesque, yet brutal landscapes, pushing their bodies, hearts and spirits through a myriad of external and internal obstacles. Desert Runners delves into the mindset of ultra-athletes, and the complex ways in which human beings deal with both heartbreak and triumph.
After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William, they set of on an adventure to find William’s grandfather. Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenge William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past.