When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. SKID ROW MARATHON follows four runners as they rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of addiction at every turn.They receive a second chance at life through a simple act of kindness.


1 hour 15 minutes

Expected to Attend: Gabi Hayes, Producer & Judge Craig Mitchell, Film Subject

Mark Hayes
Gabi Hayes

Directed by Mark Hayes & Gabi Hayes

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