California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The CDCR operates all California state adult prisons and juvenile facilities, oversees a variety of community correctional facilities, and supervises all adult and juvenile parolees during their reentry into society. There are 33 state adult prisons in California, and eight juvenile facilities ranging from minimum to maximum security custody.  San Quentin is an all male state prison housing Level 1, 2, and condemned inmates.  There are approximately 4,000 inmates at San Quentin.

The 1000 Mile Club is one of the many volunteer programs offered at San Quentin Prison through the Office of Community Partnerships.  Like all established volunteers at San Quentin, the 1000 Mile Club coaches are provided with annual  classroom training in prison rules and regulations and proper conduct.  

More information can be found on the CDCR website and on Wikipedia.


Tamalpa Running Club

1000 Mile Coach Diana Fitzpatrick  winning the 2014 Dipsea Race

1000 Mile Coach Diana Fitzpatrick  winning the 2014 Dipsea Race

The Tamalpa Running Club is the largest running club in Northern California with over 700 members and is the nonprofit sponsor of the San Quentin 1000 Mile Club.  All three San Quentin coaches -- Frank, Diana, and Kevin -- are longtime active members of Tamalpa.

Tamalpa hosts numerous races and events throughout the year including the 10-race Tamalpa Club Running Series (TCRS), the Marin Memorial Day Race, the Headlands 50k, The Johnny Lawson Challenge and Bobcats youth running.  Multiple weekly track workouts and group trail runs on Mount Tamalpais are available.

The 1000 Mile Club offers a free Tamalpa Club membership to runners who parole from San Quentin.   Many local runners take advantage of this offer.

Anyone -- local or far away -- can join Tamalpa.  If you are a USATF member, our club number is 100.


Eddie Hart Foundation

Eddie Hart represented the United States at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.  Eddie anchored the gold medal winning 4 x 100 m relay team.  Despite bringing home gold for the relay, Hart is probably better known for having missed his quarterfinal heat in the 100-meter individual sprint, despite being one of the then record holders at 9.9 seconds.

Eddie comes to San Quentin several times a year to speak with the 1000 Mile Club about running form and strategy and the transformative experience of 1972.  Eddie's message of taking the heartbreak of 1972 and using it as a source of empowerment resonates with the 1000 Mile Club members.

Eddie Hart runs the Eddie Hart All in One Foundation in Pittsburg, California.  Eddie uses track and field as a way of helping youth use their energy in a positive way.  The All in One Foundation hosts running clinics and track meets and provides education and social guidance to youth.

We are very lucky to have Eddie Hart as part of the 1000 Mile Club.  His message transcends all ages.

Two track stars of Pittsburg High School -- Ralph and Eddie

Two track stars of Pittsburg High School -- Ralph and Eddie


Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

Ghilotti Bros., Inc. of San Rafael has been an unwavering supporter of the 1000 Mile Club since its inception in 2005.  Ghilotti Bros. has generously provided access to their office equipment so that we can minimize our overhead expenses and maximize our impact to club members.

By loaning their employees and equipment, the 1000 Mile Club is able to provide traffic control and course marking for several local running races.  In the process, we raise funds for the 1000 Mile Club and provide valuable volunteer opportunities for men who have paroled and want to give back to their sport.