synopsis

Skid Row Marathon is the uplifting and inspiring story of an unlikely group of individuals from LA's Skid Row, who receive a second chance at life, all brought on by a simple act of kindness.

Follow the story of High Court Judge, Craig Mitchell as he coaches a long-distance running club from the Midnight Mission on Skid Row. Using the redemptive power of running and the camaraderie of the group, marathon training raises the spirits of Skid Row's inhabitants and gives a sense of purpose to a group of people who are homeless, addicted or coming out of the prison system.

"One horrendous act does not define a person in his entirety" and so the film highlights the transformation of homeless and often helpless individuals into sober, rounded and functioning members of society.

This feature will be preceded by an exclusive 10 min film exploring the transformative powers of running. Including Interviews with The Running Charity, Olympic Gold medalist Jo Pavey, BBC’s Vassos and Sophie Raworth, CEO of parkrun, and best selling Author & columnist Bryony Gordon.

They discuss what running means to them and how it has helped them throughout their lives, providing inspiration and context to the main film.

Each attendee will have access to a digital goodie bag which will include exclusive competitions and discounts.

Preview Screenings
Visitors to the Virgin Money London Marathon registration expo will have an opportunity to see this inspiring story before embarking on their own marathon journey via exclusive London preview screenings at O2 Cineworld and Everyman Canary Wharf from the 18th - 21st of April.

Meet the Judge
Come see Judge Craig at O2 Cineworld, on Saturday 21st April at 1pm see Skid Row Marathon followed by an exclusive live Q & A hosted by Broadcaster Martin Yelling featuring Judge Craig Mitchell, Director Mark Hayes, Producer Gabi Hayes and Alex Eagle Co-Founder of The Running Charity.

All attendees to the preview screenings will also receive a copy of Runners World.