Join EtchRock for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Skid Row Marathon.
When a criminal court judge starts a running club on Skid Row Los Angeles and trains a group of homeless people to run marathons, lives begin to change. Four runners rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn. Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity.
The film won awards at the recent LA Film Festival. It’s is a story about rediscovering dignity, empowering change, supporting personal transformation, and helping people at the very fringes of community find themselves, their self-worth, friendships and community again.
Hosted by Performance Coach and Founder of UK’s most popular running podcast Martin Yelling, the screening will take place in London’s West End on Saturday September the 2nd at 3.30pm at the Prince Charles Cinema (7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY, UK).
After the film, you can stay for a panel discussion with filmmakers Mark and Gabi Hayes from Los Angeles.
Proceeds from the screening are going to the UK based The Running Charity, who believe that running builds resilience, confidence and self-esteem. The Running Charity improves the lives of 16-25 year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Alex Eagle, the co-founder of the charity will also be present on the day.