Why She Runs – Brittany Payton’s LA Marathon Story
“Running has been my savior,” says Banning High School senior Brittany Layton. While successfully completing a 26.2 mile marathon might seem like a huge feat for most people, to Brittany Layton it is just one of the many monumental obstacles she has had to overcome in her short life.
Layton, who has gone from living on the street and in homeless shelters with her mother and four siblings to wondering where her next meal was going to come from, is no stranger to having to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. All that changed when she discovered Students Run LA and began to develop a passion for running.
Students Run LA (SRLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Los Angeles’ at-risk students in transforming their minds, bodies and lives through the successful training and completion of the Los Angeles Marathon. By emphasizing values like goal-setting, discipline and perseverance, SRLA not only equips students with the tools they need to successfully complete the run, but they also teach them the skills they will need to be successful in the next major phase of their lives. Every year, SRLA works with over 2,500 students from more than 150 Los Angeles area schools providing a supportive environment where students receive the inspiration, encouragement and incentives needed to accomplish anything they put their minds to – even a 26.2 mile run.
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