Our Impact

Since 1989, more than 70,000 students have participated in Students Run LA (SRLA). The growth of the program has only increased its success. Each year:

  • More than 95% of the students who start the marathon, finish the full 26.2 mile course.

  • In 2019, more than 560 seniors completed the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon; 99% of them graduated from high school in June, and 94% of them have plans to go to college. 390+ are first-generation to attend college!

SRLA students participated in a pre and post season survey for the 2018-19 season. For the full report, click here. Comparing results, highlighted below are how their habits changed over time:

Even after the SRLA program ended, 89% of responding students reported being “likely” or “very likely” to continue exercising.

SRLA students incorporated more exercise into their daily lives during the course of the SRLA season.

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After training with SRLA, students made better food choices by consuming less fast food and soda and eating more fruits and vegetables. 

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Beyond the numbers, students best describe the impact of the SRLA program. Here’s just a few of the things SRLA students have shared:

Student Run Los Angeles pushed my limits physically as well as mentally. Through the hardships, I discovered that I had strength inside of me to keep going and a strong support system. — Tanya, Class of 2019

I’ll hope to do [SRLA] all again next year because despite any pain it has caused it also gave me hope. I know I can finish because I have friends in and out of SRLA that are inspiring me to push and who have helped me step by step to get me where I am today. — Kalel, Class of 2022

Since running, I have been able to rediscover the beauty that life has to offer and its endless possibilities. Now I allow myself to dream and be the best version of myself. — Arely, Class of 2019

To read more student stories in their own words, be sure to check out our blog.