SRLA Kickoff 5K at Dockweiler Beach

A great start to the season! Check out our race day video!

More race day pictures can be found HERE.



Sunday, September 24 at 7:30 am


Dockweiler Beach
9300 Vista del Mar
Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Course Description

SRLA Kickoff 5K will start at 7:30am. The race start is on Vista del Mar and will finish inside of the parking lot/event staging area down near the beach. This is an out and back 5K so runners are encouraged to not crowd the start line and to stay to the right on the course (do not cross the center divider) so as not to impede oncoming runners.

Please click HERE for a course map.


Registration for the SRLA Kickoff 5K is now open to the public, ages 18 and older.

$30.00 – Early Registration thru Friday, September 8, 2017

$35.00 – Registration thru Friday, September 22, 2017

Online registration closes on September 22, 2017 at 11:59 a.m.

No Race Day Registration.

Space is limited!


All proceeds benefit Students Run LA. Students Run LA has a NO REFUND policy.


From 405 Freeway:

  • Transition onto the I-105 W toward EL SEGUNDO, when the freeway ends continue straight on W IMPERIAL HWY.
  • From W IMPERIAL HWY, cross over Vista del Mar to the parking area entrance.
  • Once inside the parking area, go left to the second parking lot north of Imperial Hwy, unless directed otherwise.

Click HERE for Google Map directions.


Please follow the directions of any posted signs if attempting to park on the street.  Vista del Mar will be marked as no parking for the run and cars may be ticketed or towed. Cars will be charged $5 to park at the beach (this is a discounted rate for the event). The event staging and bus parking will be in the third lot. Car parking will be in the first two lots.

Please plan to arrive early, with $5 in hand, as the parking entrance will close once the run begins.

Cars and buses parked inside the beach parking areas will be NOT be allowed to begin departing until 9:30 am NOT BEFORE!


Event Info

All runners will receive a finisher medal, SRLA shirt, water, and snack. Please pay attention at the t-shirt area, as there will be multiple lines available for this distribution. We ask all runners to be patient as the t-shirt line may be very long, especially as the bulk of SRLA runners are finishing at the same time.

Students Run LA uses the process of training for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon to teach our students how to set a goal and work hard to complete it. Over the 7-month training period the students learn how to transfer these skills into their education and their lives. This race (and SRLA in general) is not competitive. SRLA’s motto is “complete NOT compete.” So there will be no overall or age group awards for this race.

SRLA Cares: Every Penny Counts!

SRLA Cares is encouraging all runners to collect pennies in support of United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles, the National Ataxia Foundation, and Hurricane Harvey Relief. All funds collected will benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities and degenerative diseases of the nervous system.

Run Results

To view public runner results, click here.
To view SRLA participant results click here.

Race Day Experiences and Pictures

Curious to learn more about the race? Check out stories and pictures from our 2016 SRLA Kick-Off 5K by Nelly and Fidel on our blog. See pictures from SRLA’s entire 2016-17 season, including pictures from the 5K, on our Highlight Gallery.


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