The Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk
14th Annual Event Returns in 2022 on Sept. 24
Miles for Meso is a 5K race and 3K fun run/walk that has taken place in Alton, Illinois since 2009. Hosted by Simmons Hanly Conroy and Metro Tri Club, this exciting event coincides with National Mesothelioma Awareness Day in September. The 2022 event returns on Sept. 24, 2022 and registration is now open!
About the Race
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 nearly $400,000 for mesothelioma research.
In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, the 2021 Alton Miles for Meso race was organized as a virtual 5K run and 3K walk. This allowed anyone anywhere to register and participate. Because of the increasing numbers of the variant COVID strains and our wish to keep everyone safe, the Alton race for 2021 was only offered as a virtual option.
The 2022 race will return on Sept. 24, 2022 as both an in person and virtual event.
2022 Registration Info
IN-PERSON ONLINE REGISTRATION
Early Registration: $35, July 11 – Aug. 26
Regular Registration: $40, Aug. 27 – Sept. 9
Late Registration: $45, Sept. 10 – Sept. 18
NOTE: Registration closes at midnight CST on the dates listed.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Race day registration will be available on-site starting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on race day, Sept. 24. Cost is $45. Shirt sizes are distributed on a first-serve, first-come basis.
VIRTUAL REGISTRATION Costs and Dates
Virtual registration costs $40 and includes shipping and handling. Choose this option if you want your packets mailed to you.
Aug. 26 – Register by this date to guarantee your shirt size.
Sept. 9 – Deadline to register for the virtual race and receive your shirt in time to wear on Race Day, Sept. 24.
Sept. 23 – Everyone registered as a virtual attendee will receive an e-mail about how to record their results on Raceroster.com using the ACIS Runkeeper Ap. Share pictures, social posts of you and your loved ones walking or running by using the hashtag #MilesForMeso on Facebook & Twitter.
Sept. 24 – Virtual Race Kick off at 9 a.m. CST. Attend the virtual event on FB.
Warrior bibs are managed by ADAO. More details coming soon. Blank warrior bibs will be included in all the packets.
Everyone who registers will receive a 14th annual participation medal.
Cash prizes for the Top 5 men and women runners return. They are as follows:
High school and college-level athletes are ineligible to receive cash prizes due to IMSA/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 categories.
1st to 3rd place medals will also be awarded to the top 3 in-person runners according to the following age groups:
10 & under
70 & up
The top three fundraising teams will also receive awards to recognize their contributions to helping the Alton race reach its fundraising goal of $25,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. These awards and the final fundraising number will be announced on race day during the awards ceremony.
T-Shirts & Packet Pick Up
Everyone who registers will receive a long-sleeved, moisture-wicking T-shirt. Sizes can only be guaranteed for those registered by Aug. 26. After that, sizes are given out in order of registration. So register early to get your size.
Virtual attendees: Register by Sept. 9 to guarantee your shirt is ready in time for you to wear it on race day, Sept. 24.
Details coming soon. In-person runners/walkers should plan on picking up their packets at Simmons Hanly Conroy’s headquarters at 1 Court Street, Alton, IL a day or two before race day. Shirts may also be picked up on race day.
Current packet items include:
- Miles for Meso T-shirt
- Participation Medal
- Miles for Meso bracelet
- And more!
A packet reveal video will be shared on the Miles for Meso Facebook in September, so be sure to like and follow our page to get race updates.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. – Vendor Fair and Kid Zone Opens
8:15 a.m. – Warrior Bib Group Photo
8:45 a.m. – National Anthem
9:00 a.m. – 5K Race/3K Fun Walk Begins
10:15 a.m. – Awards Ceremony Begins
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.
2022 Miles for Meso Sponsors
It’s thanks to the support of companies like these that Metro Tri Club and Simmons Hanly Conroy are able to host such a successful event year and after year.
Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors: BDO, Classic Graphics, First Mid Bank & Trust, Impact Strategies, Jenner & Block, Pohlman Court Reporting, Paszkiewicz Litigation Services, Sokolove Law and The Bridge Church.
We are also thankful for our Platinum Sponsors: Acropolis Technology Group, Asbestos.com, Kiku Obata and Lockton.
2022 Sponsorship Deadlines
Sponsorship deadline for 2022 is Aug. 26.
Sponsor items to be included in the race packets must be received by Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.