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Miles for Meso


Sep 21 2013


Alton IL

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Metro Tri Club


  • 5K or Less



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Miles for Meso is a 5K race and fun run and walk for mesothelioma cancer awareness and research. It is an advocacy initiative of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation. Since launching in 2009, there have been multiple annual Miles for Meso events in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Virgina and Florida. Over $160,000 in proceeds from all the races have gone to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding better treatment options for this rare and aggressive cancer. The 5th Annual Alton Illinois Miles for Meso 5K is the flagship event. Alton has festival atmosphere with bounce houses,face painting, entertainment and a prize money elite category. Citizen race has 5 year age group awards and was the RRCA 5K Illinois State Championship the past several years

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