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ALTON - The Great River Road Run is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Downtown Alton. The race features both a 10-mile and 5K run.

Top finishers in different age groups receive a medal and there is an official race long-sleeve T-shirt.
A key point, entries are still taken this morning at Mac's in Downtown Alton where registration and race pickup information is available.
Race Director Russ Colona is interviewed on Our Daily Show! interview above and says more race entries are needed to make the run a success.

The Alton Road Runners Club is a non-profit organization.

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"Our main source of fundraising for everything we do comes from the Great River Road Run. We always have a great turnout for the race and it is what funds all of our other community races and events.

"This race helps fund our Summer Running Series in the summer, with the Alton Memorial Family Run, the Pee Wee Run, and the Dash-n-Glow. With each race providing a T-shirt, refreshments, or prizes. Another event this helps us do is the Track Series in June, helping us put on five days of racing around the track and EAWR HS. And the last event it helps us do is our wonderful Cross Country Runner of the Year Banquet. An event that brings together 17 high schools from around the area to honor their outstanding runners from the Cross Country Season.

"Your race and all of our proceeds will go towards putting on all of these amazing events that help bring the community together and to promote running to the younger generation and help build and maintain the sport that we all love. If you have any questions about our events or the club you can find answers here.

"We appreciate all of those that will run in our race this year because it will help our club put on all of our yearly events in the future for years to come."

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