Who we are...

Athletes United is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on our youth in the South Lake Tahoe community. Our mission is to foster the participation and enjoyment of endurance sports so that kids are engaged in a healthy, active lifestyle. It is our hope that this leads to a future of health, fitness, positive choices and many, many successes.

Through your generous donations and the hard work of the AU team of volunteers, we are able to support local youth in their sports endeavors.

Athletes United's main source of fundraising comes from serving as the volunteer coordinator for the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon and from donations from participants of the race. AU has granted over $50,000 back to the South Shore Community over the last five years. Here are a few of the ways we've given back: Rec Center Scholarships, funding for elementary school track meets, kids triathlons, equipment for track and cross-country teams.

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Organizations we support...

Alta Alpina Composite

Boys and Girls Club South Lake Tahoe

Douglas County Kiddie Kickers

High Sierra Softball

Lake Tahoe Community College Men's Soccer

Lake Tahoe Education Foundation


South Lake Tahoe Pop Warner Cheer

South Tahoe High School Girls Cross Country

South Tahoe High School Key Club

South Tahoe High School Girls Soccer

Whittell High School

Additional areas of support:

Rec Center Scholarships

Funding for elementary school track meets

Kids triathlons

Equipment for track and cross-country teams

Equipment for swim club


Athletes United can ease the demands of your event by providing a variety of event services:


  • Expo Registration & Coordination

  • Volunteer Coordination

  • Finish Line Coordination

  • Course Marshalling

  • ...and more!


Athletes United taps into the power of our people for event staffing and race-day support. From Registration to Aid Stations we have the connections and the experience to make sure your event has the support it needs!