The story of Los Angeles judge Craig Mitchell, and the running group he helped set up to support the homeless, is now a feature length documentary film.
Skid Row Marathon follows the lives of the residents of the Midnight Mission Shelter. A recovering single mother and a paroled murderer are among the group who train together and with Judge Mitchell's support take part in international marathons in Accra (Ghana) and Rome.
The film tracks the runners over the course of three years as they battle with the ups and downs of addiction. It's a story of how people at the margins are given a chance to reconnect with life, society, and their own dignity.
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