Peggy Lanier Memorial Run September 28th
Pancake Breakfast and Costume Prizes
Macon East Academy
September 28 8am
Macon East Academy
Early in the spring of 1995, with a declining school enrollment, the Foundation Membership, Administration and Board of Trustees of Macon Academy made an official decision to relocate Macon Academy from Tuskegee, Alabama to an area in east Montgomery County near the community of Cecil, Alabama. Many of the Macon County families were in favor of this move because there seemed to be no way to continue the institution at that location.
When the doors of Macon Academy in Tuskegee were finally closed, there were 62 students enrolled in the school. Approximately 45 of those made a commitment to attend the new school that would open under a new name. The transition of events during the first summer of the re-location effort was astounding. The administration and the entire Macon family worked from daylight to dark, with meetings almost every night. The decision to relocate began to show promising results through the persistent and dedicated efforts of a small group of supporters as the people in Montgomery County began to respond and show interest in the new school.
Macon East Academy officially opened its doors for operation with 125 students in September of 1995. In the last two weeks before school opened, the enrollment had jumped from 77 to 125 students, a clear sign that growth would come.
Accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association
Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
Accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation
Peggy Lanier Scholarship Fund
Please plan to contribute, for a tax- deductible donation, to the 2019 scholarship fund. A table will be set up at the race for your contribution.
"Oh, the places you'll go!"
Peggy Lanier was a life-long runner and avid supporter of Macon East Academy. Her love of education was evident to all and after her death in 2017, this run was started in her memory.
With a group of her friends and relatives' support, the inaugural run took on a life of its own. Peggy ended every board meeting with the famous Dr. Seuss quote "oh, the places you'll go," and with this mantra, we run on into the future of this special school.
This will be a timed event and there will be awards in some divisions. Below are the runs.
DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
TIMES: Registration begins at 6:30am closes at 7:30am
5k at 8 am
1mile at 8:30 am
Biscuit Dash at 8:30 am
PLACE: Macon East Academy
FEATURES: A pancake breakfast, free to all runners, will be provided after the race along with awards and door prizes. $5 for non-competing breakfast
REGISTRATION: Online registration available by clicking the link at the top of the page. You can also register at the school office. Make checks payable to MEA.
Early Registration $25
Running Club Members $20
Walk-up Registration $30
MEA Students $10
*all races include breakfast for participants and a chance at door prizes*
T-SHIRTS: Guaranteed only to runners who register before September 15th.
AWARDS: Best Costume for each division
Most class or team participants
5k: Awards to top three male and female finishers
*no duplication of awards*
1 Mile: Awards to top three male and female
A great first 5k for beginners, but challenging enough for seasoned runners. The course is mostly flat with a turn-around at the half-way mark.
Also a great race for beginner runners or young participants!
Want to take a walk or jog less than 1/2 a mile to the John Hall store for a biscuit? Sign up for this run and feel like a pro!
Don't want to leave the comfort of your home on a Saturday morning? Enter in this division and we will have a T-shirt for you to pick up!