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Run with a Pro Silent Auction

Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:13am

The Simmons Law Firm will be hosting 3rd Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 2K Walk this coming weekend. This year’s race organizers are excited to have professional runner & Edwardsville, Ill., native Stephen Pifer attending the race as the “celebrity starter.”

Pifer has set several track and cross country records during his career and currently runs professionally for the Oregon Track Club, the running club which coordinates the Olympic Trials. Pifer is also professionally sponsored by Nike. 

During the upcoming Alton Miles for Meso race, Pifer won’t be competing. Instead, he will be raising funds for the Meso Foundation. All race participants will have a chance to win a special “Run with a Pro” prize package. A silent auction will be set up in the registration tent prior to the race where runners can place a bid up until 8:30 on Saturday morning.

If you win, Pifer – who will be competing in the upcoming 2012 Olympic trials - will run the 5K with you at the pace of your choice. The winner’s package also includes an Oregon Track Club Flag, a Nike Oregon Track Club dry fit T-shirt and a photo autographed souvenir card from Stephen. To participate, head to the registration tent on race day and make a donation bid using your race number. All proceeds will benefit the Meso Foundation.

Good Luck!


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