Alton Main Street is planning for a big day this fall, with the return of the Challenge of the Bluffs Run.  Following an attempt at a spring race, the run will return to the fall and be held on Saturday October 18 through the Christian Hill neighborhood.  Following the race will be the Chili Cook Off.

Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany says they are trying to re-fresh the run and build an entire day for the family in downtown Alton:

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There are several different categories for Chili Cook-Off entries, as well as the coveted People’s Choice award.  The Chili Cook-Off runs from noon – 3pm, with live music continuing until 10pm.  Go to for a full schedule of events.


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