The 8th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Returns Sept. 24, 2016
The Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk will returned Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 for its 8th 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 3K 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 Simmons Hanly Conroy and coordinated by the Metro Tri Club, all proceeds from the event are donated to mesothelioma research and awareness. This year's race will benefit the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
The 2015 race raised approximately $30,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). The amount is the highest amount an Alton race has raised to date.
(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.
2016 Registration Info
Age Group 5K & Walker Registration
Online Registration for the 8th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk is open!
Early Registration: $25 July 8 - Aug. 31
Regular Registration: $30 Sept. 1-19
Late/Raceday Registration: $35 Sept 20-24
NOTE: Online Registration closes at midnight on Sept. 22.
Race Day registration is available and will open at 7:30 a.m. Cash, check and credit will be accepted on site the morning of the race.
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.
Packet pick-up for anyone registered by Sept. 16 will be available the Friday before the race in the auditorium at Simmons Hanly Conroy, 1 Court Street in Alton from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Otherwise, packets can be picked up the morning of the race starting at 7:30.
2016 Race Day Times
7:30 a.m. - Race Day Registration opens
7:30 a.m. - Vendor Fair and Kids Zone open
8:00 a.m. - Meso Warrior Bib Group Photo
8:30 a.m. - Pre-race Ceremony begins
9:00 a.m. - 5K Race/2K Fun Walk begins
10:15 a.m. - Awards Ceremony begins
The overall top five men and women who complete the 5K race will receive cash prizes. The top three finishers in each 5-year 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
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 $155,000 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.
Simmons Hanly Conroy
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.
2016 Miles for Meso Sponsors
Thank you to our 2015 Platinum sponsors: Acropolis Technology Group, Stratos Legal, and The Bridge Church. We are also thankful for our Gold Sponsors Classic Graphics, Fathom, First Clover Leaf bank, Jenner & Block, Pohlman USA Court Reporting, Sokolave Law, and the Tedrick Insurance Group. for renewing their commitment to sponsor the 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso Race. It's thanks to the support of companies like them that Miles for Meso and Simmons Hanly Conroy is able to host such a successful event year and after year.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for our 2016 race. For more information about becoming a 2016 sponsor click here >>>