Students Run LA

The mission of Students Run LA (SRLA) 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 LA Marathon. Every year, a motivated group of POLAHS teachers and students participate in SRLA!

Los Angeles Marathon

SRLA 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.

To participate in SRLA, please contact Ms. Kelly  or the Athletic Director, Mr. Martinez!

Coach Practice Facility Event
Port of Los Angeles High School
22nd Street Park
Participate in the Los Angeles Marathon

Incoming POLAHS 9th Grade Student - Athletes and All Returning POLAHS Student - Athletes:


For the new school year 2022/2023, all returning student/athletes and incoming and enrolled 9th grade student - athletes need to turn in new athletic packets with a current physical (physicals are only valid for one year from the date of doctor signature) beginning on

July 1, 2022 (first day of acceptance of new packets) onward.  I encourage you to get your packets in early with the new school year as the forms must be completed and correct - high school athletics is monitored closely and must be cleared by the school before participation is allowed.  You may access the athletic packet by clicking on the attached scanned form and print it out and fill it out or come by the front of the school office and pick up a printed hardcopy.


To access the scanned form to print out:




Mr. Cosgrove

Director of Athletics

Port of Los Angeles High



May 5, 2021


The following information just came out from the State CIF office:


April 30, 2021

Re: CIF 2020-21 Participation Census


Due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to education-based athletics,

the CIF State Office will not be conducting the annual participation census for the 2020-

21 school year.

However, this does not negate California law (Education Code Section 221.9) that

requires all public primary, secondary, and charter schools offering competitive

interscholastic athletics to report on their school website (or district website if no school

site exists) information about boys’ and girls’ athletic participation by the end of each

school year.




March 4, 2021


Important updated documents and links regarding COVID-19 as shared by the CIF State office, California Department of Public Health, and the LA County Department of Public Health.


Here is the link to the page for your resources. Please review at your convenience-


Feb. 23, 2021


As you may know, the weekly county COVID-19 adjusted case rate was released today. The Los Angeles  County rate is 12.3. Last week the Governor, in conjunction with the CDPH, released new guidance in the return to play for high school sports. Outdoor sport competitions are allowed to resume on February 26  once a county’s adjusted case rate falls below 14 cases per 100,000 people. Please find attached the current Education-Based Athletics COVID-19 Modifications as well as the data chart showing the county’s numbers.


Even though the county has met the guidance requirements, your district/charter/school MUST give their approval as well. You will need to contact those entities to know when you will be able to proceed.


Vicky Lagos, Commissioner


CIF Los Angeles City Section

10660 White Oak Ave, Suite 216

Granada Hills, Ca 91344


February 23, 2021 Map & County Tier Status:





Feb. 19, 2021


The latest from Vicky Lagos, CIF Commissioner on Sport Competition Modifications:


Good Afternoon!


Please find attached the update from the CDPH and CIF State office in regards to Education-Based Athletics and the current COVID-19 modifications.


While this is exciting news and a step forward, we still have a long way to go.


Understand that schools may only have competition when Los Angeles County meets the adjusted case rate of 14 to 100,000 cases or below. The data comes out each Tuesday. Until that time those sports not in the qualifying tier can only condition. Also, the county health department, your district or charter, or school can choose to make things more stringent.


I encourage you to read in entirety the CDPH bulletin. You will find information, both mandates and recommendations, for requirements for participation, testing, travel, guidelines for spectators, return to sport after infection, etc.


The State CIF will follow-up with FAQ’s shortly.


Have a great weekend!


Vicky Lagos, Commissioner

CIF Los Angeles City Section


CIF Sports CV-19 Guidelines v5 (4)


Please read the latest information from the CIF State Office  - an update on Bylaw 600 released February 10, 2021:


PR#8 2.10.21 CIF Update re Bylaw 600 (3)

Please read the latest information dated January 19, 2021 - an athletic update from Vicky Lagos, CIF Los Angeles City Section Commissioner. :
CIFLACS Season 1 Update (2)
Season 1 Sports (2)
CIF Sports CV-19 Guidelines 1.21.21 (2)
Also please read the latest December 1, 2020 announcement on educational based athletics from the State of California CIF office titled,

Statement Regarding Education-Based Athletics for 2020-21 School Year

and the December 2, 2020 announcement from our CIF-LA Section Commissioner Vicky Lagos titled,
CIFLACS Season 1 Update (1)