Homeless Runner Embraced by San Francisco Marathon

Homeless Runner Embraced by San Francisco Marathon


Homeless runner Ronnie Goodman longed to run in the San Francisco Marathon in July. His story so touched the race’s organizers that they have made him a special part of the event.

Not only that, readers pooled their resources, after The S.F. Chronicle ran a story, so they could pay the $120 entry fee for the 53-year-old artist who sleeps under a San Francisco freeway.

Now, race organizers are featuring him as a fund-raiser for one of his favorite organizations — Hospitality House, a homeless resource center whose community arts program has helped Goodman hone his craft for years.

(READ the story in the San Francisco Chronicle)

Painting by Ronnie Goodman – Story tip from Jola Zandecki