Leader Spotlight: Joe Mendoza

  Joe Mendoza is one of the more recognizable members of Students Run LA, that is if you are flirting with that 15-16 minute pace out on the course! Joe, along with Eric Spears, serves as one of the infamous but ever so motivating “flagmen” near the back of the pack. In addition to that […]

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Leader Spotlight: Lin Joy Hom

              Lin Joy Hom is one of our longest serving leaders, one who comes back year after year ready to train and mentor a new group of students. Lin Joy is a former Star Award recipient, one who always adds sparkle to any event. She is also an invaluable […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chante Calzada

  The heartbeat of Students Run LA is its outstanding cadre of volunteers, from the marathon leaders to its dedicated corps of support volunteers. SRLA depends upon these volunteers to organize, manage, and generally take charge of any one of a myriad of stations to insure the success of any SRLA event. Chante Calzada is […]

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Leader Spotlight: Ray Eason

Where to even begin in describing the contribution made to SRLA by First Sgt. Raymond Eason? Besides his duties to his students at Garfield High School, Raymond acts as a de facto photographer for the program. Regardless of the event, he can be counted upon to provide many excellent pictures to document the day. First […]

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Thank you, UnitedLA!

UnitedLA – what an afternoon! THANK YOU from SRLA!   On Sunday, August 6th, the LA running community came together for the 3rd Annual UnitedLA Picnic. More than 50 different running groups were represented including: Mark Casas (aka @RunnerMarx) is the mastermind behind this event, which started more than 3 years ago. His vision was […]

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Leader Spotlight: Juan Rodriguez

  A former Star Award winner, Juan Rodriguez has continued to give his time to SRLA by going above and beyond the usual expectations of our leaders. Whenever asked, he has willingly accepted challenges and extra duties with a positive attitude. Most recently, Juan took on mentoring a group of young students at nearby Independence […]

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Leader Spotlight: Brian Pfeffer

  Brian Pfeffer, a 2017 Star Award recipient, embodies the best qualities of an SRLA Leader. Brian is an energetic, passionate and proactive Leader who inspires his group of students to willing go those extra miles with him. No task asked of Brian is beyond his scope or inclination. When asked, he has created an […]

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Kimberly’s Senior Story: Achieving Good Health

SRLA has made me a healthier person by helping me normalize my cholesterol levels and stabilizing my weight. I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life because I gain weight extremely easily and I began struggling with my cholesterol levels around the time that I was in middle school. I had to get blood tests […]

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Jonathan’s Senior Story: Finding Family

My name is Jonathan. I have been part of Students Run L.A. for 4 years. When I first started participating in SRLA I was in the 8th grade. My 7 th Grade English teacher, who is now my principal and my former physical education teacher, brought the program to our school. The SRLA program has grown significantly since […]

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Rose’s Senior Story: More than Average!

I have always been an average student. Basic grades, basic GPA, basic amount of work, and I never actually tried pushing myself to the limit because I knew that after high school, I wouldn’t be able to afford college. When hearing about Student Run LA from a couple of teammates, I thought it was crazy […]

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