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Hero of the Week: Judge Craig Mitchell


Find out how you can nominate a “Hero of the Week” at the bottom of the page.


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

This week we’d like to recognize a Superior Court Judge out of Los Angeles by the name of Craig Mitchell.

Judge Mitchell started a running club for people who were in recovery from addiction and homelessness. The Judge, as many call him, had been running for 15 years, and on a trip to L.A.’s shelter known as The Midnight Mission, he was moved by all the people he met, people trying to better themselves. And, he had this crazy idea to start a running group for people there.

It started out with just two or three folks back in 2012, but it has grown to a community of runners that train throughout the Skid Row area in Downtown L.A., an area that is overpopulated with homelessness. The ones who train with the Judge go on to run an international marathon if they stick with the program.

It’s been so successful that he has watched lives change through the sport. Many of these runners are now back on their feet working full time jobs.

For more, check out this story.

Kix’s Response:

What an amazing and inspiring story, and one that has become a documentary called Skid Row Marathon. So, this week we honor Judge Craig Mitchell as our Hero!




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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