Our Impact

Since 1989, more than 63,000 students have been served by SRLA. The growth of the program has only increased its success. Each year:

  • More than 95% of the students who start the marathon, finish the full 26.2 mile course
  • More than 95% of the seniors who run the marathon, graduate from high school
  • More than 90% of SRLA graduating seniors have plans to attend college

In June 2016, 99% of the 717 seniors who completed the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon with SRLA graduated from high school, and 95% of them planned to go to college.

We know students who participate in SRLA:

  • Enjoy school and learning
  • Think school is not a waste of time
  • Are sure they will succeed when they set a goal
  • Are able to deal with their problems
  • Make better plans for after high school

27 years of Students Run LA:

  • 1,920,000 miles covered by SRLA participants during 2016-17 alone
  • 186,000 hours collectively given by the volunteer teacher/leaders annually
  • 117,000 pairs of running shoes
  • 82,000 training shirts
  • 63,000 students
  • 6,500 volunteer teacher/leaders
  • 1,640 scholarships awarded
  • 1 goal – completing the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.