Updated on July 23, 2018
Posted on May 31, 2018
10th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Race and 3K Walk/Fun-Run Registration is officially OPEN!
This year there are four ways to participate — read on to find the option that fits best for you!
Dust off those running shoes–it’s almost time for the 10th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Race and 3K Walk/Fun-Run! If you’ll be in Alton, IL on September 22, this race is the place to be. In addition to the race on Saturday, there will be family-friendly activities and a special performance by Jordan Zevon. If you can’t make it to the event in person, fear not! ADAO has designed the event to support Mesothelioma Warriors, victims, concerned citizens and runners from near and far–you’ll see multiple options for virtual participation in the details below.
1. Honor or Remember a Mesothelioma Warrior with Tribute Bibs (Free)
Runners/walkers in the race honor or remember Meso Warriors — victims of asbestos-caused diseases, as well as their families and loved ones — by wearing bibs dedicated to individual Meso Warriors while participating in the race. Unlike joining the Virtual Race as a runner, there is no cost to submit a name – name submission deadline is Sept. 7.
Mesothelioma Warrior Heather Von St. James explained how meaningful this tradition is for patients and families: “The virtual teams are probably my favorite part, seeing the runners running the race on behalf of mesothelioma patients all over is not only incredible, but humbling.”
2. Register as a Virtual Runner – Join a Virtual Team or Start Your Own (Your Location)
Can’t make it to Alton, IL on race day? No problem — join in as one of our virtual Miles for Meso runners! Just register online as a racer, and with your $30 registration donation to ADAO’s advocacy efforts, you will receive a free t-shirt, and our deepest gratitude. To ensure delivery of your t-shirt for race day, you must register by Friday, August 31, 2018.
Then, on race day – Sept. 22, 2018 – get together with your team and wear your shirt. Some virtual runners will walk around the block, or run a 5K course they know about in their own neighborhood. Take a picture of your virtual crew wearing their shirts and share it on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #milesformeso!
3. Register as a Miles for Meso Walker or Runner (Alton, IL)
Of course, joining the race in person is always an option. Walk or jog in the lower-key 3K fun run, or if you really want to get your blood pumping, go for the 5K race! Registration is $25 through Aug. 26, $30 from Aug. 27 through Sept. 16, and increases to $35 thereafter for registration. Registration is $40 on race day.
4. RSVP for the Mesothelioma Warrior Community Dinner on Sept. 21 in Alton, IL
ADAO will be hosting a “Miles for Meso” Warrior Community Dinner for registered in person racers. This dinner will take place Friday, Sept. 21 at Tony’s on Piasa St. in Alton, IL, at 6:00 p.m. CST. Please RSVP by September 20 at 6 pm CST. Click here to RSVP.
This is the 10th year that ADAO Platinum Sponsor Simmons, Hanly, Conroy LLC will be putting on this fabulous event. All proceeds from the Miles for Meso event will go directly to ADAO’s asbestos awareness, advocacy, community support, and education efforts. Since 2014, ADAO has been the designated beneficiary for the Miles for Meso race in Alton which has raised $130,000. Your contributions are the life force behind ADAO’s work and enable the largest asbestos victims’ advocacy group in the U.S. to continue pushing for change and public health protection!
Still have questions? See our FAQ Section Below!
Together, we make change happen.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do I have to be a registered Miles for Meso Racer to attend ADAO’s Friday night Mesothelioma Warrior Team dinner?
Yes, you must be registered as an “in person” runner.
How much does it cost to put my loved one’s name on a runner’s bib?
There is no cost to honor your loved one by having their name put on a bib. These commemorative bibs will be worn by runners/walkers participating in person at the Alton Miles for Meso race.
How do I register as a Miles for Meso Racer?
How much does it cost?
5K Race/3K Walk fees:
$25.00 through Aug.26
$30.00 Aug. 27 – Sept. 16
$35.00 Sept. 17 – Sept. 20
$40.00 Sept 22 (race day)
Do I have to register to get a Miles for Meso shirt?
Yes, either as a virtual racer or an in person racer.
May I start a team, even though I’m not running?
Yes, you may start a Virtual Team. Registration for the Virtual Race is $30 and includes a t-shirt that will be mailed to you (shipping and handling included). Please register by Aug. 31 to ensure you receive your shirt in time to wear it on race day, Sept. 22.
May I buy a race shirt?
Yes, if you register for the Virtual Race, you will get a race shirt.
What is the Miles for Meso registration deadline?
The deadline for all events is September 22, 2018. Click here to view the various pricing levels and details on the Alton Miles for Meso registration page. If you have questions about the registration process, contact the Miles for Meso team directly by calling toll free: 1-877-304-6376.
How do I just donate to ADAO without running?
https://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/donate. We appreciate and accept all donations. Thank you for your support!
What is the nearest airport to Alton, IL?
Lambert–St. Louis International Airport
What hotel should I book?
To be near the airport, book the Marriott St. Louis Airport, 10700 Pear Tree Lane, St Louis, Missouri 63134 USA 314-423-9700.
Discounted rooms will be arranged at a local hotel — check back soon for details.
How long will it take to get a shirt for the Virtual Race?
You must register by Friday Aug. 31 to guarantee receiving your Virtual Race t-shirt by September 22. We can not guarantee on-time shirt delivery for late registrations.
What will ADAO be doing at Miles for Meso?
We will be sharing educational material on how to identify asbestos and manage the health risk, providing updates about our progress toward federal action to ban asbestos, and sharing details about ADAO’s 15th annual conference in Washington, DC.
How may I help?