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Miles for Meagan Miles for Meagan

Set your 7 mile personal record at a unique race to honor the memory of Meagan Margerum-Leys, a unique girl.

Event Overview

Date and Time: December 4, 2021, 10:00 am

Start and Finish: Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Charter Township, MI 48360

Distances: 7 mile solo run or walk, 3.5 mile x 2 relay run or walk, 0 mile donation only

Course: Paved bike path throughout. Safe, flat, fast. Single loop course, no major intersections. 141’ total elevation gain.

Field: Limited to 100

Cost: $100 entry fee, ALL proceeds to benefit Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. We have financial aid codes for individuals who want to participate. Email kklaphake@steinerschool.org to receive a code. 

Run/Walk Registration

Sign-up to Volunteer at the Run/Walk

Meagan joined Cynthia Wilson's class in 1999 as a 6th grader. She was passionate about language and was an accomplished writer and voracious reader. Meagan contracted an inoperable malignant brain tumor in 2003 and passed away in June of 2004, her freshman year in HS.  Her life’s final project was to start a book collection to be housed in a small reading room at RSSAA. She interviewed her teachers regarding books that they wanted to have on hand. After her death, her family and friends donated bookshelves, furniture, a computer, and books. In 2005, in honor of her 16th birthday, the reading room in the HS Stone House was dedicated.

Her dad, Jon, has been doing half-marathons every month for eight years and December marks his 100th month in a row and wanted to do something to celebrate. Thus, Miles for Meagan was born. The event aims to raise $10,000 for the purpose of enhancing the reading areas and experiences for students at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. You can donate directly to the Miles for Meagan Fund as well. 

Sponsors

The Margerum-Leys family

Canterbury Village

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Contact

Jon Margerum-Leys

jonml@comcast.net

(734) 276-1710