Miles for Mesothelioma 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk in Alton, IL

I’ve been asked to spread the word about a 5K race to help raise awareness for mesothelioma that takes places in Alton, Il on Saturday, September 22..  Please let your friends know about the event (for which there are some really good prizes) by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post

Miles for Meso 5K

Miles for Meso is a 5K race and fun run/walk for mesothelioma awareness and research.  Presented by the Simmons Firm and coordinated by the Metro Tri Club, the race seeks to bring local communities together and support research, institutions and advocacy groups in the shared fight against mesothelioma. 100% of the proceeds benefit mesothelioma research.

Event Details

The event will be split into two separate events.

  • The Age Group 5K event, geared toward amateur and recreational runners and the 2K Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m.
  • Professional athletes from across the country will compete in the Elite race that begins at 9:30 a.m.


Awards will follow the Elite race at 10 a.m. Awards for the men and women’s elite races are as follows:

  • 1st Place – $1500
  • 2nd Place – $750
  • 3rd Place – $500
  • 4th Place – $250

Cash prizes will be given to the top three non-elite 5K winners as well:

  • 1st Place – $250
  • 2nd Place – $150
  • 3rd Place – $100.
  • All registered participants in the 5K, and 2K events will be eligible for three $100 drawings!

Registration Deadline

Registration for the event ends on September 18 at 11:59 p.m., and won’t be available the day of the race for elite runners.  For a direct link to Registration for the event click here.

Event location

The race will take place at the Simmons Firm, across from Marquette Catholic High School on
 One Court Street, Alton, IL

Mesotheliona is a rare cancer linked to exposure to asbestos that has no known cure.  To learn more about the courageous people affected by mesothelioma, click here.

I am not affiliated with the Simmons Firm but wanted to help spread the word about this race for a cause.  Please pass it on.