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Nipomo High School student runs to support Syrian refugee children at Los Angeles Marathon

Posted at 8:11 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 01:55:32-04
Nipomo High School student runs to support Syrian refugee children at Los Angeles Marathon

A 16-year-old boy from Nipomo is running for a cause at the 35th annual Los Angeles Marathon.

Jared Holland is a sophomore at Nipomo High School and participated in Sunday's marathon to support children in need.

He said he is running as a representative of the 11th Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Pismo Beach that provides basic needs to Syrian refugee children.

"I want to help the children who are on the run from poverty, starvation, and the lack of necessities, because they are people like us, only in the shadows just waiting to be noticed. I am also running for struggling women, because they also are casted in the dark, and, sometimes, they’re even scorned upon," Holland said on his donation page.

He finished the marathon in three hours and 27 minutes and 25 seconds with a sub-8 minute mile pace.

For the past few months, Holland has been collecting donations with his donation page called "Running for Those on the Run."

If you would like to donate, click here.