Alton Miles for Meso 5K Raises $25,000 for Asbestos Charity

5 people hold a large "Miles for Meso" check awarded in 2022. The check is for $40,000

Thank you for being a part of the Miles for Meso community and for supporting the 11th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk. This year’s race had more than 1,200 participants, and we’re thankful to everyone who took part in the day’s festivities.

Below is more information regarding post-race results and how you can continue to be involved.

Funds Raised

This year, the race raised $25,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban of asbestos and providing support to victims of asbestos-related diseases.

The top three team fundraisers for this year’s race are:

  • Georgie Porgie’s Meso Patrol
  • The Friends and Family of Virgil E. Williams
  • Biking for an Asbestos Ban


Alton Miles for Meso 5K Raises $25,000 for Asbestos Charity

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s race. Brice Pavey, of St. Louis, won first place overall in the men’s division with a time of 15:18. First place overall in the women’s division went to Julia Kohnen, of Florissant, Missouri, with a time of 16:58.

The top overall winners who received cash prizes are as follows:

Men’s Top Overall

  1. Brice Pavey, St. Louis, 15:18
  2. Tony Wang, Ellisville, Missouri, 15:48
  3. Caleb Emberton, St. Charles, Missouri, 15:57
  4. Luke Padesky, Maryland Heights, Missouri, 16:08
  5. Mark Paulson, Glen Carbon, Illinois, 16:10

Women’s Top Overall

  1. Julia Kohnen, Florissant, Missouri, 16:58
  2. Laura Hillard, Columbia, Missouri, 17:53
  3. Aaryn Edge, Genoa City, Wisconsin, 18:18
  1. Jessica File, St. Charles, Missouri, 19:26
  2. Lisa Cary, Eureka, Missouri, 19:43

To see a full list of race results, click here.

Race Photos

Pictures from this year’s race are located on the Simmons Hanly Conroy Flickr account here.

Share Your Story

Alton Miles for Meso 5K Raises $25,000 for Asbestos Charity

As a show of solidarity and community, ADAO highlights the stories of those who have been affected by asbestos and mesothelioma through their “Share Your Story” feature on their website. If you are a mesothelioma warrior, consider sharing your story with others battling an asbestos-related illness.

Click here to share your story.

Click here to read stories from other meso warriors.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Diamond Sponsors: Pohlman USA Court Reporting & Litigation Services, Impact Strategies, First-Mid Illinois Bank, BDO (Stone Carlie), Sokolove Law, and The Bridge Church.

We are also thankful for our Platinum Sponsors: Jenner & Block, Acropolis Technology Group and Lockton Companies; and our Gold Sponsors: GRP Mechanical Contractors, Thompson Reuters, Find Law, Classic Graphics, Building Stars (Dwyer Cleaning),, Kiku Obata & Co., and Fast Eddie’s Bon Air.

It’s thanks to the generous support of companies like them that allows Simmons Hanly Conroy to host such a successful event year after year.

Miles for Meso Returns

Planning for the 12th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk has already begun. The race will return Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Be sure to mark your calendars.

We hope to see you next year!

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