Thanks for supporting the 3rd annual OMG Fun Run!


Thanks all for coming out for the 3rd annual OMG Fun Run -- you really brought the fun! The names of those who placed in each division are below. Wow!!! You crushed it!!!

1st Man to the Top - Patrick Parsel (11 minutes)
1st Woman to the Top - Virginia Webber (14 minutes)
1st Girt to the Top - Tinley Sweeney (16 minutes)
1st Boy to the Top - Tyler Dore (19 minutes)

Most Laps Women - Beth Vollmer (4 laps), Kara Miffitt, (3 laps)
Most Laps Men - Alexander Larson (4 laps), Ryan Weibel (3 laps with a stroller!) & Patrick Parsel (3 laps)
Most Laps Girls - Emely Banks (3 laps)
Most Laps Boys - Austin Reichel & Max Fish (3 laps)

Best Team Costume - Nicole Ellingson, Julia Ashton & Virginia Webber
Best Costume Men's - Ryan Weibel
Best Costume Women's - Kara Miffitt
Best Costume Girl's - Juniper Schumaker
Best Costume Boy's - Dylan Powell

A big shout out to our main sponsors, Tahoe Center for Orthopedics/Barton Health and Sierra at Tahoe! We’d also like to thank Alpen Sierra Coffee for their sponsorship and hot beverages, and Getaway Cafe, Divided Sky, Century 21 Tahoe Paradise, South Tahoe Refuse, El Dorado County Supervisor - Sue Novasel, Got It! Real Estate and Development Corp., Kirkwood Rescue Avalanche Dog Foundation, Meeks, Pinnacle Group of Lake Tahoe, The Bar, The Studio, Affordable Construction Services, Alpine Septic and Plumbing, Bob Dog Pizza, Chevron, D & L Paving, Ed Cook Tree Service, Edward and Lea Investments, LLC, El Fresco, Elevate Wellness, Ernie's, Freel Perk, InSite Land Surveys, Jeff Chamberlain DDS, Moxy Fitness, NAI Global, New Visions Construction, Pretty Odd Wieners, Save Haven Chiropractic, Scott Leonard Plumbing, Steve's Transmission Service, Tahoe Yoga Shala, Tim and Kristi Cain Realtors, Tyler Fair Esquire, Verde, Tahoe Ale Worx, Rise, Kenny Curtzwiler Tahoe Mountain News and Tahoe Trail Bar.

Kudos also go to the California Conservation Corp, Lake Valley Fire District, CalTrans, the Department of Transportation, Tahoe Prep Hockey Academy, Skye Schumaker (Face painter) and Christian Broderson (DJ).

Thanks too to all those who came out and conquered Old Meyers Grade. We look forward to seeing you next year!

See you next year!

Join Us & Celebrate Our Community

 Photo by Rashid Dahnoun

Photo by Rashid Dahnoun

Whether you are a local or a second homeowner in Meyers/South Lake Tahoe, we’re neighbors. The entire community was affected by the Angora fire of 2007.

In recognition and in celebration of renewal, the Meyers Community Foundation in collaboration with Lake Valley Fire District, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA) and the United States Forest Service


Upcoming Meyers Community Events
Walk/Run with us at our annual OMG (Old Meyers Grade) Fun Run on June 4, 2017 from 10am-noon. Bring the entire family. Costumes encouraged! Register here.

Meet up at the Angora Fire Community Celebration on June 25, 2017 between 10am-3pm at Tahoe Paradise Park. Join the Lake Valley Fire Protection District for a day of fun for the entire family, with food, beverages, live music and activities! We look forward to seeing you to celebrate and remember the Angora Fire with first responders, local businesses and the Meyers community.

Volunteer with the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA). Angora Trail building days for the Angora Ridge/Fallen Leaf trail are set for 6/24, 7/9, 8/13, and 9/23. Learn about twice weekly trail work sessions and more at

Donate to help us build trail systems in and around Meyers/South Lake Tahoe and support other local projects here.

The Meyers Community Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving life in Meyers, California through its support and promotion of creative and sustainable local projects and community-enhancing events.
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Meyers Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) (#46-3770454).

Register Now for Fun Run on Old Meyers Grade

Register now for the second annual OMG Fun Run to be held Sunday, June 4 from 10am-12pm at the Old Meyers Grade in Meyers. Registration is now open through midnight June 3. Advanced registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under) and includes a free OMG t-shirt. Kids under 5 attend free. Registration the day of the event is $35 for adults and $15 for children and will be held onsite at Old Meyers Grade from 8:30-9:30am.

About 200 runners kicked off last year’s inaugural event, and for a few hours leopards, butterflies, world-class athletes and even a wagon train lined the grade. Costumes are encouraged and this year the best costume will receive a prize. Additional prizes will be awarded for the 1st to Reach the Top and Most Laps for the man, woman and child (12 and under) divisions. Winners in each category and participants who complete at least three laps will have their names posted on our website after the event.

Old Meyers Grade is located .1 miles up South Upper Truckee Road. The course gate-to-gate roundtrip is 2.6 scenic miles. The event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments will be provided.

The OMG Fun Run is presented by the Meyers Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers. Proceeds from the event will go to fund, support and promote creative and sustainable projects community-enhancing events in Meyers. 

Beacon Basin Now Open in Meyers, CA - Seeking Donations

  Todd Offenbacher and Mike Mosca practice searches at the new Beacon Basin located   at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers

Todd Offenbacher and Mike Mosca practice searches at the new Beacon Basin located at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers

A Beacon Basin for avalanche transceiver practice and training is now open at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers. As more people are getting out in the Tahoe backcountry, there is an increased need for individuals to learn how to use their avalanche safety equipment. The Beacon Basin is open Thursday through Sunday throughout the winter months.

The Meyers Community Foundation and Sierra Avalanche Center have donated the majority of funds for the Beacon Basin equipment to the fire department. The Lake Valley Fire Protection District will maintain it and coordinate free transceiver trainings once or twice per month.

The Meyers Community Foundation would like to help raise the remaining $1000 to pay for the Beacon Basin, and are reaching out to the community to get involved. Those interested in donating toward the Beacon Basin please go to All funds received will go toward the Beacon Basin and are tax deductible.

Additionally, the LVFPD is offering free air canister refills for backcountry airbags. The airbags keep people on the surface in case of an avalanche and are now required for ski patrol at almost every ski resort in the country. As the service is free, it will allow people to practice pulling the air bag prior to heading out on the mountain.

The Beacon Basin will not be open during larger storm cycles because of snow removal operations. For updates on trainings or announcements regarding the Beacon Basin, go to or call (530) 577-3737.

The Meyers Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers, California through its support and promotion of creative and sustainable local projects and community-enhancing events like the annual holiday tree lighting and the OMG Fun Run.

Third Annual Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap Postponed

The third annual Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap has been postponed due to weather until Sunday, October 23rd. Skis, snowboards, bikes, paddle gear, climbing equipment, and other outdoor toys will be available for sale from 11am to 3pm at the Westgate Center parking lot adjacent to the Divided Sky.

If you have quality summer or winter gear to sell, come on down! Merchandise registration will take place in the parking lot between 8:30am –10:30am; there is a $1 cash per item fee to register for the swap. Please no equipment over five years old. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Meyers Community Foundation to support sustainable projects in your local community.

Help out your local community while you stock your gear room with some gently used equipment. For more information about the swap please contact Rene Brejc at 530-545-0340.

See you there on Sunday, October 23rd!