Walkers on the 11k walk will see the Elijah Lovejoy Monument.
Corrected driving instructions to start point for walk.
From Illinois( I-270): take IL-255 North to Exit 6 route IL143 turn left on IL-143. Stay in left hand lane after going through Wood River to stay on IL-143 at Route 3 intersection. IL-143 turns into Landmarks Blvd. at Clark Bridge in Alton. At second light after bridge turn left on Henry Street. Turn left on to Riverfront Drive to Picnic Shelter (behind the Liberty Bank Amphitheater).
From St. Louis (I-270 N): take MO-367/67 North across Clark Bridge, turn left onto Landmarks Blvd. At second light turn left on Henry Street. Turn left on to Riverfront Drive to Picnic Shelter (behind the Liberty Bank Amphitheater).
Walker will see the historic site of the Lincoln Douglas debate.
Walkers enjoyed the cooler temperatures & a fun walk. After the walk walkers were treated to a beautiful rainbow. Mother nature was being very good to the walkers.
The Heat was on, but the walkers enjoyed the walk at the Shrine.
Walkers can view the Robert Wadlow statue on the walk. Walkers may purchase an embroidered patch depicting Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world. The patch will be available for $4 at the start table. Only 50 patches will be available for purchase.
Walkers enjoyed walking 5k on a warm & humid spring morning.
Come help celebrate the Bicentennial of the state of Illinois. Walkers will view the Lincoln-Douglas Debate site & will continue through historic Alton, Illinois. Alton was part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War & home to Robert Wadlow, the tallest man. Walkers can view the Robert Wadlow the Tallest Man Statue. Those wishing to join the Underground Railroad Tour should make reservations for the 1:00 pm tour by calling 800 258-6645 or sign-up online: visitalton.com/shuttle. Cost $25 per person for a 2 hour tour. Starts at Visitor Center, 200 Piasa Street.
Watch for this beautiful caterpillar on the Main Street 5k walk. Both walks start at the pavilion by the beer stands.
Stay & watch the parade & see this float in the parade.
The Main Street 5k walk and the Cemetery 5k walk both pass the Marissa Academy monument.