“ If I can complete a marathon, graduating will be a piece of cake. ”

- Cesar, Aliso Continuation High School

SRLA Night at Dodger Stadium!

Join Students Run LA to celebrate the conclusion of our 26th season at Dodger Stadium on Friday, April 17 as the Los Angeles Dodgers battle the Colorado Rockies.  Stay afterwards to watch Friday Night Fireworks light up the sky!  Current SRLA students and their leaders who are part of a group that sells 50 tickets or more may be recognized in Centerfield during the pre-game ceremonies.  All tickets purchased support SRLA.  To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.  

Congratulations Finishers!

A hot one! Enduring record heat, more than 3,000 SRLA students and leaders raced alongside 200 Team SRLA charity runners at the 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Once again, they finished at a rate of 99%.  For SRLA participants, race day began with an early wake-up call to catch a 4:00 a.m. bus to Dodger Stadium. The sense of anticipation ahead of the start was palpable, but soon the SRLA teams were off and running, filling the race course with a sea of neon yellow SRLA race singlets. Greater Los Angeles came out to cheer on the marathoners, and familiar SRLA faces could be found at the support station at Mile 22. There, volunteers joined hundreds of SRLA students, running alongside them to provide the extra encouragement needed for the final leg of the race. Crossing the finish line was just the beginning of the celebration! SRLA students made the walk through victory lane and on to Santa Monica High School where post-race festivities awaited – finisher sweatshirts; a buffet of pasta, fruit, and dessert; and lots of family, friends, and SRLA team members to celebrate their completion of the ASICS LA Marathon! Check our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for photos, and post your own using #srlamarathon15.  Race results are available at www.lamarathon.com.

20th Annual Friendship Run a Success!

Congratulations to all the students and Leaders who completed the Friendship Run!  Photos are available for download, and race results are available here. SRLA Cares was able to collect over one TON of pasta for Caterina’s Club in Anaheim!   Thank you to our sponsors: Rebecca and Richard Lewis, ASICS LA Marathon, American Honda Motor Co.,  Nike, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA84 Foundation, Costco Wholesale, Niagara Bottling, Merrill Lynch, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Hansen’s Natural, Dole, Dixie, Kellogg, Fleet Feet Sports Encino, Los Angeles Police Department – Cadets Program, Georgia Pacific, and Summit Hill.   Also, huge thank you to our many, many volunteers!


After a year-long process of collecting used shoes, SRLA has officially broken the Guinness World Record for “Most Shoes Collected for Recycling.”  The old record stood at 16,407 shoes and SRLA’s new record is 18,302 shoes!


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.


Learn More About SRLA

Watch the videos below to learn more about us:

25th Anniversary Video

2011 LA Marathon (in the pouring rain)!






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