Our Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of Students Run LA is to challenge at-risk secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a truly life-changing experience: The training for and completion of the ASICS LA Marathon.

SRLA Objectives

To carry out its mission, SRLA has five key objectives:

  • To provide teacher mentors who assist students in their training and who reinforce the lessons of responsibility, discipline and goal-setting.
  • To support students in tackling a supremely difficult goal, to break down their mental barriers to this goal, and to create “can do” attitudes.
  • To introduce students to the pleasure of running, encourage students to develop the habit of physical fitness, and teach students aspects of healthy living.
  • To create an opportunity for students of all ethnic groups, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds to meet one another and experience an important sense of belonging.
  • To offer a program in which all students are welcome, all have the same chance to achieve the goal, and all become winners.

For many of the students, training for a marathon represents the first time that they have committed to a specific goal. By providing them an opportunity for incremental accomplishment and a supportive environment to help them on their way, SRLA gives the students the inspiration, excitement and encouragement to accomplish their goal.

  • Students Run LA needs your help to continue changing the lives of at-risk youth. All contributions make a difference, so please consider donating today.
  • Take a look at the SRLA Student HQ for photos, stories, and more!