The Skid Row Running Club

Healthy Skeptic, MD

Nov 26 2021 • 32 mins

In 2012, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell decided he wanted to improve public safety from a new angle. He always loved running, and suspected the discipline it taught him might help others -- particularly those struggling with addiction and homelessness. He founded the Skid Row Running Club, which has now helped hundreds of people improve their mental and physical health. In today's Thanksgiving special episode, I discuss the origins of the club with Judge Mitchell as well as Board Member Eric Barrera, who himself used running to help overcome his addiction and homeless challenges.

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