Lesly’s Senior Story

I’m sitting on the floor with one of my running shoes in one hand and the shoe foam cleaner bottle in the other. Spraying the outsides of my shoe with the metallic scented white foam is only the beginning of my preparation. I look smirkingly at the dirt on my shoe- “well that was a […]

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Ricky Martin Shares His Story!

  Hello, My name is Ricky Martin. I am a freshman in college at Northern Arizona University. When I was in 7th and 8th grade, I completed the LA Marathon with the help of Grace Yokley Middle School and Students Run LA.   It was a life changing experience for me. I grew up in a […]

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Tianna Shares her SRLA Story!

Tianna reached out to SRLA through our website. She’s now attending college at Cal State Northridge (CSUN) and still participates in SRLA with the group at Mt. Gleason Middle School. Here’s her story: I joined SRLA in 8th grade back in 2005 and completing the marathon changed my life. I joined the program to find a family […]

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SRLA’s Unsung Hero: Harry Shabazian

  On March 6, 2016, the California Community Foundation unveiled “Portraits of Compassion,” a photography exhibit showcasing 30 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County: everyday people doing extraordinary things. SRLA’s Harry Shabazian is one of them! For more than 30 years, Harry Shabazian was a teacher at Boyle Heights Continuation high school in East Los […]

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Noah: The Pit Stop that Saved My Marathon!

Four A.M. I feel a sudden shock: It’s Marathon day! I launch myself out of my hotel room bed and walk into the bathroom I share with my family. I open a blue case of contact lenses, and I put them in my eyes immediately to correct my awful vision. I blink a few times […]

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Virgen: Thank You, SRLA!

My overall experience with Students Run LA has been perhaps the most amazing experience of my teenage life. I joined SRLA during my Sophomore year in 2013 –  and it has been a journey that I really enjoyed taking – every step of the way. It’s a very big accomplishment that I never thought possible. […]

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Dayana: Last SRLA Race but Memories are Forever!

  SRLA is grateful to Dayana (who is pictured with her sister, Christine, a SRLA runner, too!) for chronicling her final season with SRLA! Dayana has written a blog post on every race, including the 5K, 10K, 15K, half marathon, and 18-mile run!  Here’s her last blog entry on the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Like […]

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Hannah: Thanking her 7th Grade Self!

Hannah, an 8th grader at Virgil Middle School, shares her SRLA experience. I chose to run with SRLA beginning of 7th grade to discover what I can endure. Most people know me as the extremely short girl at school, but I wanted to be more than just that. I was very skeptical at first, seeing […]

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Nelly: 1st Marathon Experience!

  Hello Official Marathon Finishers! I’m Noelia Medina, or Nelly, and I’m a Junior at Cesar Chavez Learning Academies in San Fernando, CA. I’m here to write about my first Marathon experience! Joining SRLA was definitely the best decision of my life. Not only did it make me physically & mentally stronger, but it made […]

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Los Angeles Marathon Ultimate Running Playlist

We recently asked our student runners on social media what their favorite songs to listen to while they run are. We took all of their responses and put together this ultimate playlist on Spotify right in time for the Los Angeles Marathon this weekend. Listen and enjoy!

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