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20th Annual QC Marathon

QC Marathon
the route of this year's Quad Cities Marathon

The 20th annual Quad Cities Marathon will be held this weekend - on Sunday morning - with the start and finish lines on River Drive in downtown Moline. Proceeds each year benefit  prostate cancer research and screening.

The course includes 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the Mississippi River. Each year, one lane of the I-74 Bridge is closed to vehicle traffic so runners, soon after the start, can cross the river from Moline to Bettendorf.  

In addition to the 26 mile marathon, there is a half marathon, marathon relay, and 5K - starting time for all the races is 7:30 am.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.