2014 Race the Lake of the Sky
The inaugural event in 2012 blew our minds! We were surrounded by the sport’s top athletes, top companies, amazing vendors, and of course…great friends and family. Our community expanded to include a whole new network of people who love the water as much as we do. The support from our volunteers, the athletes, the vendors and our small mountain community is what makes our race unlike any other. We have been diligently working to upgrade the event each year. It is our hope that Race the Lake of the Sky will continue to thrive and become a symbol of excellence. Bigger is not always better but in this case, that is what seems to be happening year by year. As the event grows our aim is to stick passionately to our roots by bringing the SUP community together for a great weekend of paddling and fun. Amateurs and elite athletes alike come together on the water to make memories, enjoy the camaraderie and friendly competition, while pushing each other to paddle a little harder and a little further. Whether you are spectating, cruising, or pushing the limits by giving your all out best, this event is for everyone of all ages and all abilities.
Last year we dedicated the event in loving memory of our dear friend and mentor, Robert I. Bender, M.D., who inspired us by his example to give it your all even in the most difficult and trying times. Dr. Bob has left an indelible mark on South Tahoe Standup Paddle.
Race the Lake of the Sky is held at one of the most breathtaking locations on earth, the south shore of Lake Tahoe. We hope that you can join us June 28th-29th to experience the jewel of the sierra.
Click here to read more about last years race in the Tahoe Daily Tribune.