When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down, hundreds of families leave town, crushing high school basketball coach John Harrison's (Alex Kendrick) dreams of his team winning the state championship. It leaves John questioning how he and his wife, Amy, will face an uncertain future.
He's recruited to coach cross-country, which he reluctantly does, despite not really respecting the sport. John meets an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.