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 spot. 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.