20th Annual Friendship Run
On Saturday, February 8th, SRLA will host the 20th Annual Friendship Run. Inspired to bring communities together after the devastating Rodney King riots, SRLA staged the first Friendship Run in South Central LA in 1995. Today, the 18-mile course consists of two 9-mile loops starting in Hansen Dam Park, near the site where Mr. King was pulled over by the police. The focus of the race – to celebrate peace, kindness and friendship – is as relevant today as it was when it began. Register now!
Congratulations SoCal Half Marathon Finishers!
Congratulations to all the students and Leaders who completed the SoCal Half Marathon! Race results are available here. SRLA Cares was able to collect thousands of T-shirts for shelters around the Southland. Next up: Friendship Run on February 8, 2015.
SRLA BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!
Annual Leader Conference
Over 200 SRLA Leaders gathered on Tuesday, July 29th at the California Endowment for our annual Leader Conference featuring a variety of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities. Everyone learned a lot and is ready to kick off the 26th season of SRLA! At the conclusion of the day, the Leaders attended the Dodgers game, and had a chance to watch the Dodgers soundly defeat the Atlanta Braves!
25th Anniversary Gala!
SRLA celebrated its 25th anniversary with 275 guests on Thursday, May 8th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. The event featured KTLA Morning News Co-Anchor Chris Schauble as emcee and honored the ASICS LA Marathon with the Founder’s Award and Costco with the Catalyst Award. As part of the opportunity drawing, a 2014 Honda CR-V was raffled off to SRLA Coordinator and Banning High School Leader Joe Mendoza! The crowd was also treated to a fantastic video chronicling the past 25 years, and was addressed by SRLA alumna Ivania Zepada, who ran with SRLA for 6 years and is now a sophomore at Brown University. Check out this terrific event recap by LA Marathon Broadcaster, Toni Reavis. Over the past 25 years, SRLA has made a significant impact on the lives of more than 54,000 youth in Greater Los Angeles.
ASICS LA Marathon
What a day! With temperatures in the high 80′s by midday in Santa Monica, Students Run LA still managed to see a 99% finisher’s rate in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon (our 25th anniversary race). Read race recaps from students at Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School here. Congratulations to all the students and Leaders who completed the 26.2 mile journey, and a huge thank you to the friends and family members, sponsors, board members, and Running Them In volunteers who helped them get there. Check out our media coverage on KTLA, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Pasadena Star News, and more!
Learn More About SRLA
Watch the videos below to learn more about us:
2011 LA Marathon (in the pouring rain)!