On Sunday, October 15, 2023, Weimar University was back and even bigger at the Lake Tahoe Marathon. With around 160 participants, Weimar University had representatives in every event of the day including the 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, Full-Marathon, and 72-mile Midnight Express Ultramarathon around the entirety of Lake Tahoe. Staff, students, and faculty from both Weimar University, Weimar Academy, and Weimar Elementary took to the beautiful course for the purpose of raising funds for Weimar University’s scholarship fund.
While the focus of the run was the goal of raising money for students, it was also an opportunity to foster a sense of family among all who attended. Tanya Schulterbrandt, Weimar University’s Student Finance Advisor, remarked on the camaraderie of Weimar’s team. “I’ve participated in many marathons and have enjoyed them all. I find exercise is a fantastic way to come together with friends and family. The Tahoe Marathon was an exceptional experience because not only was I able to enjoy a beautiful location, but I was able to do it with my Weimar family. And crossing the finish line after being so tired was so reviving as every Weimar family member encouraged me to finish strong in the run we all participated in together!”