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 Mr. Magaña or the Athletic Director, Mr. Cosgrove!

Coach Practice Facility Event
 Coach Kelly, Coach Magaña, and Coach Aspinwall Port of Los Angeles HIgh School & 22nd Street Park Participate in the Los Angeles Marathon

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)
on this page in relationship to the on-going pandemic. 
The calendar is tentative under an ever evolving health crisis and will continue so until further notice driven by Department of Health guidelines with student-athlete health and safety as our top priority.
Any athlete interested in playing sports must submit a new athletic packet and updated physical to the Athletic Director, Mr. Cosgrove.