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Early Packet Pickup & Parking Info for Alton Miles for Meso Race

Posted on Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:05am

The 6th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Family Fun Run is this Saturday and early packet pick up is available for everyone who has already registered for both the 5k and 2K events. Early packet pickup will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 at the Simmons Hanly Conroy building in Alton at 1 Court Street, across from Marquette High School.

On race day, check-in and packet pickup lasts from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Registration Tent located in Simmons Hanly Conroy’s main parking lot. Included in your registration packet is a golden yellow, 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 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 9 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Thank you, once again, for your participation in this year’s Alton Miles for Meso race. Last year, we raised $25,000 for mesothelioma research and support, and, with your help, we’re hoping to once again make a difference in the fight against mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

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

See you on race day!

Mike Wever
Race Director


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