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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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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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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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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