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February 2014

Students Run LA 2014

Students Run LA Friendship Run 2014
The 18-mile Friendship Run be- gan in 1996 as a training run for students participating in the SRLA program. The event is open to the community and we welcome runners of all ages to take on the challenge with the 3000 SRLA
runners. The event is now in its 18th year and SRLA is in the 24th season since forming in 1989.
Students Run LA
The mission of Students Run LA is to challenge at-risk secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a truly life-changing experience: The training for and completion of the ASICS LA Marathon.
SRLA Objectives
To carry out its mission, SRLA has five key objectives:
  • To provide teacher mentors who assist students in their training and who reinforce the lessons of responsibility, discipline and goal-setting.
  • To support students in tackling a supremely difficult goal, to break down their mental barriers to this goal, and to create “can do” attitudes.
  • To introduce students to the pleasure of running, encourage students to develop the habit of physical fitness, and teach students aspects of healthy living.
  • To create an opportunity for students of all ethnic groups, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds to meet one another and experience an important sense of belonging.
  • To offer a program in which all students are welcome, all have the same chance to achieve the goal, and all become winners.
For many of the students, training for a marathon represents the first time that they have committed to a specific goal. By providing them an opportunity for incremental accomplishment and a supportive environment to help them on their way, SRLA gives the students the inspiration, excitement and encouragement to accomplish their goal.