Posted on September 1, 2019
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 11th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Race and 3K Walk/Fun-Run! If you’ll be in Alton, Illinois on September 28, 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 include everyone near and far: Mesothelioma Warriors, victims, concerned citizens and runners – you’ll see multiple options for virtual participation in the details below.
- Honor or Remember a Mesothelioma Warrior with Tribute Bibs (Your Location)
Participants run or walk in this race to honor Meso Warriors by wearing bibs dedicated to them. Anyone can submit a name for a bib. There is no cost for the submission and the submission deadline is Sept. 15.
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 $33 registration donation, you will receive a free t-shirt. All your contributions go toward ADAO’s advocacy efforts and make a major difference. To ensure delivery of your t-shirt for race day, you must register by Sunday, September 15, 2019.
When race day comes around – Sept. 28, 2019 – we encourage you to 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!
- 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 $30 through Sept. 13, and increases to $35 thereafter. Registration is $40 on the day of the race.
ADAO will be hosting a “Miles for Meso” Warrior Community Dinner for registered in-person racers. This dinner will take place Friday, Sept. 27 at Tony’s on Piasa St. in Alton, IL, at 6:00 p.m. CST. Please RSVP by September 13 at 6 pm CST.
This is the 11th 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 advocacy, community support programs, education efforts, and awareness campaigns. The Alton Miles for Meso race has graciously designated ADAO as its official beneficiary every year since 2014, raising a total of $155,000 for our organization. Your contributions are the life force behind ADAO’s work, and enable us to continue pushing for change and public health protection!
And one final announcement! The 2019 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s Miles for Meso “Biking for a Ban” Team is finally set. This year’s team includes: Marilyn (team captain), Ann, Courtney, Jess and Mike, Jill Cagle, Jill and Nancy Waite, and Julie! Thank you to all of them for their work making this event a success!
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 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 honoring 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:
Regular Registration: $30 until Sept. 13th
Late Registration: $35 until Sept. 21st
Raceday Registration: $40
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 $33 and includes a t-shirt that will be mailed to you (shipping and handling included). Please register by Sept 13. to ensure you receive your shirt in time to wear it on race day, Sept. 28.
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 28, 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 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I just donate to ADAO without running?
You can donate to ADAO here. 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.
To be near the race in Alton, book the Best Western Plus Parkway Hotel, 1900 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002 USA 618-433-9900
How long will it take to get a shirt for the Virtual Race?
You must register by Sept. 15 to guarantee receiving your Virtual Race t-shirt by raceday. 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 upcoming 16th annual conference in Washington, DC.
How may I help?