Yvette’s Senior Story: There is no Stopping Me!

We are like mail carriers. Through rain and shine, we run. There is no stopping us. At a certain point in every marathon, my mind weakens and the fear I had broken reappears. I build a wall, and begin to believe that running a marathon is the most idiotic idea. My limbs become spaghetti noodles, […]

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Fina’s Senior Story: Pushing towards Success

I actually started Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA) last year, but I didn’t last. After the Holiday Half Marathon, I ate so much over winter break and never ran because I thought it wasn’t that serious. Then, when we had practice for the 18-mile and I was gasping for air like I got the wind […]

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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 […]

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Melissa’s Senior Story: Determination!

Thank You, Students Run LA! I cannot describe the joy that I felt when I crossed my very first finish line at the SRLA Kick-Off at Dockweiler Beach on September 22, 2012. I cannot describe the adrenaline that I felt as I ran those last few steps towards the finish line, while my mother and […]

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Lily’s Senior Story: LA Beyond the Car Window

The biggest opportunity that Students Run LA gave me was to see and experience Los Angeles in a different light. I was born and raised in Los Angeles but for the last 18 years the only parts of Los Angeles I’ve seen have been through the glass window of my fathers car. I have lived […]

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Luis’ Senior Story: Breaking Down Mental Barriers

It is graduation season! Today, we launch a new series to highlight SRLA seniors who won SRLA scholarships. To kick off this series is Luis:   Growing up in East Los Angeles, it seemed like there was no paved road to a career; the only way to make a living was through physical labor. In a […]

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2017 Alumni Run Ambassadors!

28 years and running strong! Students Run LA is celebrating its alumni at its 2nd Annual Alumni Fun Run on Sunday, June 11th in Griffith Park. Helping us spread the word about this fun event are 5 Alumni Run Ambassadors. They share a little more about themselves below: My name is Carlos Aldape. and I […]

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Students Share the Impact of SRLA Leaders!

Do you remember your favorite teacher or coach? the one who listened? the one who cared? the one who made a difference? For many SRLA students, they need not look further than their SRLA Leader to find their favorite.   Here’s how our students describe the impact of their SRLA Leaders: Eladio at Gertz-Ressler Complex: “One […]

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Senior Stories – Nothing is Impossible for Diana!

I have been part of the SRLA family for 3 years. I entered when I was a freshman, and now I realize how fast time has passed by since I am a senior. I feel happiness yet sadness knowing this will be my last year in SRLA. I remember my first season like as if […]

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Senior Story: Keily Achieving Goals

My name is Keily and I am currently a senior attending Hamilton High School! Students Run LA is one the best experience I ever faced in my life. This not only impacted my life in a positive way but also, helped me view different aspects of life that pushes me forward. Running a marathon is […]

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