LA Marathon

Congratulations Angie!

Just a few days before World Down Syndrome Day, Angela Armenta became one of the first women with Down syndrome to complete a marathon when, on Sunday, she finished the LA Marathon (alongside her sister and PALS counselor Becky). You can find a summary of the race on Angela’s website. You can also vote to have the story of her marathon published in the NDSS newsletter. Meanwhile, we thought you’d enjoy some photos:



Only 4 days til the LA Marathon!

T.S. Eliot said April is the cruelest month, but he wasn’t training for a marathon in March. The March 18 LA Marathon is this weekend and the Armenta sisters are ready for it. If you want to follow their progress, see videos of Angela’s training group, or send her a note, check out her website here.


On a personal note, I recently ran a half marathon and a week later I was still walking like a duck. I’ve rarely been so exhausted or so relieved as when I got to the turnoff for half-marathoners, while marathoners like Angela and Becky continued on another 13+ miles. Keep up the training! We’re completely amazed at what you’re doing and everyone from Camp PALS will be cheering for you!

- Alex

Team Armenta

Have you ever run a marathon? It’s traditionally accepted as the most grueling of all sports events, and Camp PALS’ own Armenta sisters have decided to tackle one. The LA Marathon will take place on March 18, but Angela and Becky have been training for months. Just this weekend they completed their first half-marathon! Check out the story and a video here. Also have a look at this story about Angela’s training and her training partners. Congratulations on your half marathon, and good luck training for March – we’ll all be cheering for you!

~ Alex