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Charities & Scholarships


The Lake Tahoe Marathon is a 501(c)3 non profit tax exempt organization. It's purpose is to provide a class event for runners to enjoy Lake Tahoe. Grants and scholarships are distributed, but not limited, to Lake Tahoe youth teams and clubs. Individual High School scholarships of $500 are given to students who have volunteered time to the Marathon for at least two years, are going on to college, are good citizens, and provide the recommendations of their teachers and/or coach. Scholarships are decided by the Lake Tahoe Marathon Scholarship Committee and distributed at the student's high school awards night in June.


Grants/Donations have been Awarded to:

  • Black Bear Pipe Band

  • Fallon Families First

  • Joints in Motion

  • Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation

  • League to Save Lake Tahoe

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • National Brain Tumor Society

  • North Tahoe High School Cross Country Team

  • NY Police & Fire 

  • Widows and Children's Fund

  • O.P.E.N (Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs)

  • Pancreatic Walks and Runs

  • Run for Diabetes

  • Running USA Olympic Training Team

  • South Tahoe High School Cheerleaders, Cross Country Team, Jr. Naval ROTC, Golf Team, Volleyball Team, and Girls Basketball Team

  • South Tahoe Boys & Girls Club

  • South Tahoe French Club

  • South Tahoe Dug Out Club

  • South Tahoe Middle School Club Live

  • South Tahoe Seniors

  • Special Olympics

  • Tahoe Arts Project

  • Tahoe Heat Girls Softball

  • Team Cure Challenge


STAT Grant

A Special Lake Tahoe Marathon Grant of $2300 was given STAT to pay for 20 Fair Share Scholarships for South Tahoe High School or South Tahoe Middle School Athletes who otherwise could not afford the student athletic fee for 2005-2006.

Local High School Student Scholarships


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