Kaiser Permanente Running Them In Volunteers

6 Ways to Support SRLA this Season!

Join the SRLA community this season! Here’s how:   Volunteer! Each month, 3,500+ SRLA runners participate in a community race. Volunteers are needed to support and encourage these runners. Interested? More information is available here.   Join Team SRLA! Want to run the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and support SRLA? Enjoy awesome benefits as you support […]

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2016 Annual Leader Conference Recap

While our future marathoners were enjoying their final days of summer break, over 200 enthusiastic leaders representing more than 140 schools and groups dedicated a full day to attend our SRLA Marathon Leader Conference on August 2, 2016. This day of instruction, presented through workshops and speakers, represented the first real day of the 2016-2017 […]

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Leader Spotlight: Hajera Qavi

Hajera Qavi, though petite in stature, is a colossal presence among her students and fellow Leaders at SRLA. She has no shortage of energy and creativity, and has the ability to welcome every opportunity as a growth experience. Hajera’s enthusiasm and dedication to her career, students, and hobbies seems without bounds. We at SRLA are […]

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Alyssa’s Senior Story: Pushing Limits!

  Students Run LA has made a huge impact on my life and has shown me how far I can push myself, how strong I really am, and what I can accomplish through practice, dedication and courage.   Twenty-one miles in, five point two miles more to go! At this point I wanted to give […]

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Chris Acosta

Leader Spotlight: Christopher Acosta

Earlier this week, our VOLUNTEER LEADERS took time out from their summer vacations to spend a day with SRLA. At our Annual Leader Conference, Leaders learned important training strategies, nutrition tips, cross-training opportunities, program philosophy, and more! Presenting a program on how to incorporate yoga into training was one of SRLA’s very own, Christopher Acosta. We are so […]

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Leader Spotlight: Louis Bonsteel IV

Students may still be enjoying their summer vacation, but our SRLA Leaders are already getting set for the 2016-17 season. In fact, they’re headed back to the classroom on August 2nd to learn important training strategies, nutrition tips, cross-training opportunities, program philosophy, and more! Presenting a program on how to finish strong is one of […]

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Leslie’s Senior Story: “No Worries Race Days”!

When I first joined Students Run LA I couldn’t wait for the monthly races to begin. I remember anxiously waiting for September for the first race at Dockweiler Beach. Throughout the months I realized that SRLA had given me one opportunity which I will always be thankful for; the opportunity to simply live with no […]

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On course in Yakima, WA

Leader Spotlight: Sharon Kerson

Sharon Kerson signed on with SRLA as one of the original leaders who was attracted to the crazy idea of training high school students to complete a 26.2-mile marathon.   Sharon left leading a SRLA group when she retired from teaching, but she continues to support the program in so many ways. And, as you will […]

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Middle school when?

Inaugural SRLA Alumni 5K Fun Run!

What a beautiful day it was for the Inaugural SRLA Alumni 5K Fun Run/ Walk! More than 200 participants came out to celebrate. SRLA alumni reconnected with each other, their leaders, and the greater SRLA running community. Here are just a few of the folks on the grounds that day: The 5K run kicked off […]

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STAR Award Spotlight: Phil Hale

Phil Hale represents SRLA at the Southern California Indian Center (SCIC), and is a member of the Navajo Nation. As part of this cultural connection, Phil is also a fancy dancer and ceremonial singer. Phil not only gives of his time to train and mentor students in SRLA, he is dedicated to native youth by […]

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