The 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Returns Sept. 26, 2015
The Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk will returned Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 for its 7th 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 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
The 2014 race raised approximately $30,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organazation (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.
2015 Registration Info
Age Group 5K & Walker Registration
Online Registration for the 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk is now open.
$25 June 29 - Aug. 31
$30 Sept. 1 - 20
$35 Sept. 21 - Race Day
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.
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. This year's T-shirt color is electric blue.
Packet pick-up for anyone registered by Sept. 22 will be available the Friday before the race in the auditorium at Simmons Hanly Conroy, 1 Court Street in Alton from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Otherwise, packets can be picked up the morning of the race starting at 7:30.
2015 Race Day Times
7:30 a.m. - Race Day Registration opens
7:30 a.m. - Vendor Fair and Kids Zone open
8:40 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.
2015 Miles for Meso Sponsors
Thank you to our 2014 Platinum sponsors: Acropolis Technology Group and The Bridge Church. We are also thankful for our Gold Sponsors Jenner & Block, Fathom, the Tedrick Group, First Clover Leaf Bank, Stratos Legal for renewing their commitment to sponsor the 6th 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 sucessful event year and after year.
Sponsorship opprotunities are now available for our 2015 race. For more information about becoming a 2015 sponsor click here >>>