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Registration Opens for 3rd Annual Alton Miles for Meso

Posted on Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:58am

Miles for Meso is excited to announce that early registration for the Third Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run is now open. The race, which is hosted by the Simmons Law Firm and coordinated by the Metro TriClub, takes place Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Simmons Law Firm Building, One Court Street, Alton, Illinois, which is located 30 minutes north of St. Louis.

Click here to register online and get the early bird rate of $15!

Or click here to download the PDF Registration Form.

After Sept. 14, general registration goes into effect for $20. And the day of the race, the price is $25. For elite runners, registration costs $20 through Sept. 14, $25 after that and is unavailable on race day. The first 500 participants will receive a free, long-sleeved Miles for Meso T-shirt.

This year’s race organizers have incorporated several new features to help promote awareness of asbestos and mesothelioma. The most exciting new change is a more than 3 fold increase in total prize money for participants who register as elite runners. The top 5 male and female elite winners will now vie for $6,200 in prize money.

First Place: $1,500
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500
Fourth Place: $250
Fifth Place: $100

To be eligible for cash prizes, runners must be registered as elite status. Additional prizes will be awarded to first through third place runners in all age groups. Elite runners are ineligible for age group awards.

Click here to read the firm’s official announcement about the increased winnings!

Additional changes include street closures from the city of Alton, partnering with local businesses for travel discounts and additional family-friendly activities before and after the race.

To receive additional updates about the Alton Miles for Meso, send an email to

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