RUN FOR YOUR LIFE is the story of a 16-year-old Navajo Indian girl, who lives a quiet, couch-potato life with her mother and brother on a reservation in New Mexico. Watching TV, she is fascinated by a long-distance race. Now her strongest desire is to become a champion runner like the girl who wins that race. To achieve her dream, she must overcome many obstacles, the greatest of which is her own brother! Wild with jealousy, he will do anything to stop her!