26.2 to Life: The San Quentin Marathon is a feature documentary about The 1000 Mile Club, San Quentin State Prison’s organized, volunteer-run long distance running club. The members of the club have committed a range of crimes, from murder and armed robbery to drug related violations. Many are serving life sentences. They are physically and racially diverse and range in age from their 20s to 70s.
For the men on the inside, running gives them a chance to see themselves as something other than the sum of their crimes and to experience freedom – or something like it.