Miles for Meso is a Mesothelioma Awareness Day race and fun run/walk dedicated to building awareness and funding research.

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Save the Date - The 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso Race is Scheduled

The Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk will return on Saturday September 26th, 2015. Please check back in the Spring 2015 for addtional details.


The 6th Annual Alton Miles for Meso Race

The Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk will returned Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 for their 6th annual event. Stay connected with the Miles for Meso community throughout the year by "liking" the Miles for Meso Fan Page on Facebook.

Miles for Meso is a 5K race and 2K fun run/walk  held less than 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis in historic Alton, Illinois. This exciting event takes place in September in celebration of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Presented by the Simmons Firm and coordinated by the Metro Tri Club, all proceeds from the event are donated to mesothelioma research.

The 2014 race raised approximately $25,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organazation (ADAO).

(Pictured left to right) John Simmons Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy, Linda Reinstein President and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), Jordan Zevon ADAO Spokesperson and Julie Gundlach mesothelioma survivor.


2014 Registration

Age Group 5K & Walker Registration

Online Registration for the 6th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk is now closed. Participants may register race day for a fee of $35.00. Please check back for details regarding the 2015 race in early Spring.

2014 Race Time

Age Group 5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk begins @ 9 a.m. Raceday registration will open at 7:30 a.m.


$35 Sept. 23 Race Day

Race Day registration is available and will open at 7:30 a.m.
Packet pick-up for anyone registered by Sept. 19 will be available the Friday before the race at the Simmons Firm building at 1 Court Street in Alton from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to download the PDF registration form >>>


Everyone who registers will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt. Sizes can only be guaranteed for those registered by Aug. 31. After that, sizes are given out in order of registration. So register early to ensure you get your size. 

2014 Prizes

The overall top five men and women who complete the 5K race will receive cash prizes. The top three finishers in each age group will receive medals. The top five men and women overall will be ineligible for the age group prizes. High school and college-level athletes are ineligible to receive cash prizes due to IHSA/MHSA and NCAA eligibility requirements. Alternative prizes will be given to student athletes in lieu of cash who place in the top five of the men's or women's category.

The top five men and women overall 5K finishers will receive the following cash prizes:

1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $200
4th Place - $100
5th Place - $50


Age Groups

The top three finishers in the below age groups will receive a medal. The age groups are as follows:

10 & under
70 & up


The Alton race is considered the flagship event for Miles for Meso. Since the Illinois river town hosted the first Miles for Meso race in 2009, the Alton race has raised $150,000 for mesothelioma research.

“It’s our goal to continue to use the Alton race as springboard for other races around the country,” said Mike Wever, Alton Race Director & president of the Metro Tri Club, the sports club organizing the event.


The Simmons Hanly Conroy Firm
One Court Street
Alton, Illinois, 62002

The back of the firm is located caddy-corner from Marquette Catholic High School on Fourth Street. The race's starting line will be near the intersection of Fourth and Alton streets.

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2014 Miles for Meso Sponsors

Thank you to our 2013 Gold Sponsors Jenner & Block, Fathom, the Tedrick Group, Acroplis Tech Group and First Clover Leaf Bank for renewing their commitment to sponsor the 5th Annual Alton Miles for Meso Race. In addition, thank you to first time sponsor Stratos Legal for their support at the Gold Level. It's thanks to the support of companies like them that Miles for Meso and the Simmons Firm is able to host such a sucessful event year and after year.

Sponsorship opprotunities are now available for our 2014 race. For more information about becoming a 2014 sponsor click here >>>

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