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

- Cesar, Aliso Continuation High School



SRLA Alumni Speaker Ivania Zepeda, along with her SRLA Leader Bardo Baluyot, KTLA Morning News Anchor Chris Schauble, and her mother, Vilma

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!

SRLA Cares Shoe Collection and Record Breaking Attempt

SRLA Cares is collecting used rubber-soled shoes to donate to Soles For Life,  a non-profit organization that collects shoes and sells them to an exporter. Help us reach our goal of collecting 26,200 pairs, which would break the Guinness World Record for “Most Shoes Collected for Recycling.”


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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