Coach Joe Newton has used the sport of Cross Country Running to teach simple but important lessons to high school boys for the last 50 years. Based on a single season in his inspiring career, The documentary follows the young men from Elmhurst Illinois as they go for their 25th state title. The film focuses on the top athletes, an autistic runner, and an athlete with cerebral palsy.


"A healthy reminder of how sports can mold young men and women into better people. "

Daily Herald:

"PURE GOLD - from its handsome production values to its dramatically engrossing look at legendary cross country coach Joe Newton"

Coach Joe Vigil (US Olympic Distance Coach):

"Everyone in America who loves distance running should see the Long Green Line."

Mark Bloom - The Harrier:

"A heart warming, and at time tear jerking story"