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. Additional details are coming soon.

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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 $4000,000 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 and a decision has not yet been reached regarding if it will be in-person or not.

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2021 Registration Info

Virtual Registration Cost and Dates

Early Registration: $35   July 26 – Aug. 27

Regular Registration: $40   Aug. 28 – Sept. 10

Late Registration: $45   Sept. 11 – Sept. 26

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NOTE: Registration closes at midnight on the dates listed. The registration price includes shipping and handling.

Warrior Bib Registration

Cutoff to submit a loved one for the Warrior Bibs and Virtual Memory Poster is: Sept. 6
Warrior bib registration is managed by ADAO.


Everyone who registers will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt. Sizes can only be guaranteed for those registered by Aug. 27. After that, sizes are given out in order of registration. So register early to ensure you get your size.

Register by Sept. 10 to guarantee your shirt arrives in time for you to wear it on Race Day, Sept. 25.

Packet Pick-Up

In-person Packet Pick-Up details coming soon. Additional sponsor goodies and give-a-ways will be included with the packet. Current items include:

  • Miles for Meso moisture-wicking T-shirt
  • Lucky 13 Participation Medal
  • Miles for Meso booklet
  • Miles for Meso bracelet
  • and More!

2021 Virtual Race Schedule – Important Dates

Aug. 27 – Register by this date to guarantee your shirt size.

Sept. 10 – SHIRTS & PACKETS MAILED. Deadline to register and receive your shirt in the mail by Race Day.

Sept. 25 – RACE KICK OFF. Everyone registered will receive an e-mail about how to record their results. Share pictures, social posts of you and your loved ones walking or running by using the hashtag #MilesForMeso on Facebook and Twitter.

Sept. 26 – Last Day to Submit Your Time. This is the last day to go to and register your time using the ACIS RunKeeper Ap.

2021 Prizes

Everyone who registers will receive a “Lucky 13” participation medal.

Like in previous years, the Top Three Fundraising Teams will 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, along with the final fundraising number, will be announced on Oct. 4.

Miles for Meso Check Photo
Simmons Hanly Conroy leadership presents a $25,000 check to ADAO President Linda Reinstein and ADAO volunteers after the 2019 race at the sponsor banner.

2021 Miles for Meso Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 Diamond Sponsors: BDO, Classic Graphics, First Mid Bank, Jenner & Block, Lockton, Pohlman Court Reporting, Sokolove Law, SPaszkiewicz Litigation Services, and The Bridge Church.

We are also thankful for our 2021 Platinum Sponsors: Acropolis Technology Group and

It’s thanks to the support of companies like them that Metro Tri Club and Simmons Hanly Conroy are able to host such a successful event year and after year.

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.