The Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk

12th Annual Event is a Virtual Race Starting on Sept. 26

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. This year’s event is a virtual race, meaning that anyone anywhere can register and participate. All proceeds will benefit the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.


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 $350,000 for mesothelioma research.

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, the 2020 Alton Miles for Meso race will be a virtual 5K run and 3K walk. This will allow anyone anywhere to register and participate.

Join the Virtual Race!

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2020 Registration Info

Virtual Registration Cost and Dates

Early Registration: $30 July 27 – Aug. 28

Regular Registration: $35 Aug. 29 – Sept. 16

Late Registration: $40 Sept 17 – Oct. 2


NOTE: Registration closes at midnight on the dates listed.

Warrior Bib Registration

Cutoff to submit a loved one for the Warrior Bibs and Virtual Memory Poster is: Sept. 11
Warrior bib registration is managed by ADAO. Click here for more info.


Everyone who registers will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt. Sizes can only be guaranteed for those registered by Aug. 28. After that, sizes are given out in order of registration. So register early to ensure you get your size.

Register by Sept. 16 to guarantee your shirt arrives in time for you to wear it on Race Day, Sept. 26.

Packet Pick-Up

In-person Packet Pick-Up is canceled for 2020. All shirts will be mailed. Additional sponsor goodies and give-a-ways will be included with the packet. Current items include:

  • Miles for Meso booklet
  • Miles for Meso bracelet
  • Miles for Meso hand sanitizer
  • Miles for Meso neck gaiters
  • and More!

2020 Virtual Race Schedule – Important Dates

Aug. 28 – Register by this date to guarantee your shirt size.

Sept. 16 – SHIRTS & PACKETS MAILED. Deadline to register and receive your shirt in the mail by Race Day.

Sept. 26 – 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.

Oct. 2 – Last Day to Submit Your Time. This is the last day to go to and register your time using the ACIS RunKeeper Ap. This is also the final day of late registration.

Oct. 8 – Participation medals mailed and Top Team Awards announced.

2020 Prizes

Because the Alton race is going virtual this year, no cash prizes will be awarded. Instead, finisher medals will be awarded to everyone who uploads a time to the Alton race’s virtual results page by the Oct. 2 deadline. Participants can expect to receive their medals in the mail the following week. Anyone who signed up during late registration will also receive their shirt and packet at this time.

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. 8.

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.

2020 Miles for Meso Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Diamond Sponsors: Impact Strategies, BDO, Pohlman Court Reporting, The Bridge Church, Sokolove Law and First Mid Bank.

We are also thankful for our 2019 Platinum Sponsors: Jenner & Block, Lockton and Acropolis Technology.

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.

2020 Sponsorship deadlines:

Sponsorship deadline for 2020 is Aug. 21.

Sponsor items to be included in the race packets must be received by Friday, Sept. 11.