Skid Row Marathon
Skid Row Marathon

In Theaters Oct 14

Skid Row Marathon

Finding Dignity One Step at A Time

Award-winning documentary Skid Row Marathon about a judge who organizes a running club comprised of homeless, recovering alcoholic and paroled men and women on LA’s Skid Row who seek to rediscover their sense of self-worth and dignity. The feature includes an exclusive “Where Are They Now” segment.
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Skid Row Marathon

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Categories: Documentaries, Inspirational

Judge Craig Mitchell

Judge Craig Mitchell

Judge Craig Mitchell

Sharing my life with those recovering from homelessness and addiction has enriched my life in so many ways. I have more courage, more empathy, more humility. I could not be more grateful for this wonderful experience.
Ben Shirley

Ben Shirley

Ben Shirley

As in recovery, running brings honest friendships that can last a lifetime. It’s not about the destination, it’s the journey that brings us a laugh at mile 20 when we ask each other, “what have we done with our lives?” There’s never a day where I regretted running and being a part of the team.
David Askew

David Askew

David Askew

The running club has been a wonderful experience to say the least. I love the comradeship we grew to share over the years. If I had not let Craig persuade me into going on the first run 6 years ago, I would not have found that I have some athleticism in me. Glad to have been a part of something special.
Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes

Running empowers me. Running makes me feel beautiful, fierce and unstoppable. I knew I could accomplish ANYTHING after I ran my first marathon. Running with the club magnified those feelings because the guys I was running with inspired me. Together we can root each other on and accomplish the miraculous.
Rafael Cabrera

Rafael Cabrera

Rafael Cabrera

I am only here because I was given a second chance, there are many more in prison languishing that also merit a second chance. Being granted parole was that second chance. All along the way others believed in me and continue to believe in me and give me opportunities.
Mody Diop

Mody Diop

Mody Diop

At one of the lowest points in my life I found Judge Mitchell and his running club. I was then part of something bigger and my feelings of isolation started to vanish. I met a good group of people from all walks of life and our friendship became priceless.
Gabi & Mark Hayes

Gabi & Mark Hayes

Gabi & Mark Hayes

Mark and Gabi met in 1985 in East Germany. Eventually moving to L.A., Gabi, an avid runner, heard about the Skid Row running club. She and Mark began running with the club with the idea of making a documentary. They filmed on the streets of L.A for over 4 years, also traveling to Africa and Italy.

TREMENDOUSLY MOVING! The Wrap
WILL INSPIRE THOSE WITH AN INTEREST IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM OR HOMELESSNESS TO TAKE ACTION, AS WELL AS STIR RUNNERS TO LACE UP THEIR SHOES. Los Angeles Times
HIGHLY MOTIVATIONAL... ILLUSTRATES HOW REHABILITATION CAN BE FOSTERED IN THE MOST UNLIKELY WAYS. Hollywood Reporter
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING DOCUMENTARY WITH LESSONS ON HOW WE CAN ALL BE BETTER HUMANS. Film Festival Today
A BRILLIANT PIECE OF DOCUMENTARY CINEMA! Michael Moore, Academy Award-Winner

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