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Alton Miles for Meso Packet Pick Up Info & Other Housekeeping Items

Posted on Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:59am

If you are already registered for the race, early packet pickup is available for both runners & walkers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the Simmons Law Firm building, 1 Court Street.

On race day, check-in and packet pickup lasts from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at the Registration Tent located in the parking lot directly across from Marquette High School on the corner of Fourth & Court streets.  Included in your registration packet is a navy blue, long-sleeved Miles for Meso T-shirt, your race number, and a race bag filled with sponsor goodies.

Parking on race day is available in several lots located north of the Simmons Firm building at the corner of Easton & Court streets, along Alby Street between E. 3rd and E. 5th streets and at Alton City Hall, 101 E. 3rd Street. Additional angled public parking is available along Market & E. 4th streets. Click here to view a parking map.

Alton’s brick streets, rolling hills and scenic Mississippi River view make the Miles for Meso course popular with both runners and walkers. (Take a video tour of the course!) Due to some overlap of the 5K Run and the 2K Walk courses, some areas have 2-way traffic.  Be cautious of on-coming traffic in these areas. Course Marshalls and signs will be placed along the course to help direct traffic, but please still take extra precaution along the 2-way runner traffic areas.

The Alton Police Department will direct traffic and close some streets along the course. The 5K route will be marked in ORANGE, including arrows spray painted on the ground and coordinating signs along the course. The 2K course will be marked with BLUE arrows and coordinating blue signs. If your race bib is blue, follow the blue arrows. If your race bib is orange, follow the orange arrows.

As another safety precaution, please leave your pets & headphones at home. They are NOT allowed. In addition, please limit stroller use on the course. If you plan to walk with a stroller, please be courteous and use the sidewalks for the safety of you and others.

The Age Group 5K and 2K walk will begin at 8:30. The Elite race will follow at 9:30 a.m. If you are an age group runner and still on the course past 9:30 please step off the course if you encounter the lead vehicles for the Elite Race.

Thank you, once again, for your participation in this year’s Alton Miles for Meso race. Last year, we raised $25,000 for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and, with your help, we’re hoping to once again make a difference in the fight against mesothelioma.

If you have any additional questions or concerns before Saturday, send an e-mail to or call our toll free number 1-877-304-MESO (6376).

See you on race day!

The Miles for Meso Race Committee


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