Like the Apostle Paul, the writer to the Hebrews draws from a sports analogy to bring home his point about living lives of faith and being faithful. The setting is one in a stadium where a running event is being staged. The audience is described; the runner and the judge are pictured. The race itself is the life we are called to live. The length is not given, perhaps because all of our races are different, but faithfulness is the key, are we faithful to the race we have been called to live?