Hiding under a small slice of shade to escape the heat and humidity in Vietnam a couple days after we completed the Da Nang International Marathon.
Ben was one of the original runners. A heroin addict and living on Skid Row, he has lost 100 pounds and regained his joy for life.
Jim displays his medal from completing his second LA Marathon. Jim battled incarceration and alcoholism for 20 years. The running club was one of the many pillars that helped him in his sobriety. Balance, discipline and contrary action are the keystones of success that he developed thru running.
Derek, a native of Nashville came to LA to start a new chapter in his life after battling alcoholism for years. He has been a die hard member of the running club and looks forward to running his second international marathon next year.
Members of the running club getting ready at the start of a morning run. We run every Monday and Thursday at 6am from the Midnight Mission.
After a 12 mile run run that started and ended at the entrance of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, members take a picture with Santa Claus.
Group picture taken in Rome after a morning run.
A picture with Mark and Gabi Hayes, the couple behind the award winning documentary, Skid Row Marathon.
Celebrating another 5 mile morning run with our founder, Judge Craig Mitchell.
Club members representing the club at a local charity race.
Stopping at the intersection of 6th Street and Central in Los Angeles, as we are interviewed by a reporter from KPCC.
Skid Row Running Club helping to "Stamp out Hunger" with the US Postal Service in Westchester, CA.
Skid Row Running Club gathering at the front of the Midnight Mission, located in the epicenter of the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.
Runners finish their morning run down Crocker Street, passing by tents which the homeless frequently call home.
The half way point of our morning runs is at Hollenbeck Park located in Boyle Heights, CA.
Without food or water, Skid Row Running Club members transverse to the top of Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
The Skid Row Running Club with Father Boyle at the start of the HomeBoy Industries 5K Charity Fundraiser.
Judge Mitchell and Rafael waiting at LAX to board a flight to run the Rome Marathon. Our club uses marathons to instill discipline and a sense of achievement in its members.
We are a community of runners, running for social change and to raise awareness about issues surrounding homeless.
Skid Row Runners taking a celebratory group photo after running to support the homeless population at the Long Beach Mission 5K Charity fundraiser.
Ciprano battled serious addiction problems and homelessness. The Skid Run Running Club empowered Cipriano to take back control of his life and renew his sense of dignity.
Rebecca and Rafael take a media photo at the premier of the Skid Row Marathon at the LA Film Festival.
Taking a well deserved break after sprinting to the top of the hill to Disney Concert Hall.
Proudly wearing our new running gear from Ellen's Silk Screening.
On the right are two of our of Skid Row Run Club members who are LAPD Officers during the day.
Cass running over the 1st Street bridge on her way back to downtown Los Angeles.
Joining Blacklist LA for a Monday evening run to view various art work in the great city of Los Angeles.
Brenda, Rafael and Matt prior to beginning of night run in front of Los Angeles City Hall.
Arroyo Seco Bike Trial
Running on the Arroyo Seco bike path from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to the Midnight Mission in downtown LA with Judge Craig Mitchell.