Scores of runners and walkers will be negotiating some streets in the Middletown Alton area this morning. It’s the 2015 Miles for Meso walk and run sponsored by the Simmons Law Firm. Last year’s event raised about $30,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
The road closures form a course that includes portions of 4th Street, Court Street and George Street. Some runners will travel as far north as Blair Street. Course marshals and signs will mark the route. If you are coming into town for the event, you are being directed to several lots located north of the law firm building at the corner of Easton & Court streets, along Alby Street between E. 3rd and E. 5th streets and at Alton City Hall, 101 E. 3rd Street. Additional public parking is available along Market & E. 4th streets.