Bix 7 Starting Line Won't Require Social Distancing
Thousands of athletes, runners, and walkers will rub shoulders and elbows next month when the Quad-City Times Bix 7 road race returns next month.
Race Director, Michelle Juehring, says in March, organizers announced the Bix will be held in person, but runners would have to start six feet apart and at 20 second intervals.
But in recent discussions with health officials and others, race organizers learned the COVID-19 restrictions are no longer necessary or required. And Juehring says her team is very excited to hold the Bix just like it's been done before in a normal year.
During the pandemic last year, the Bix 7 was held virtually. And this year's race will include virtual participants again.
Around 5,000 volunteers are needed to run a successful Bix 7 weekend. And people can sign up on the Bix 7 website. Runners and walkers can also register online, or in person at the "Bix at Six" practice runs on Thursdays.
The seven-mile race will begin held at the foot of Brady Street hill in downtown Davenport on Saturday, July 24th with many other events scheduled throughout the weekend. Packet pickup starts on Thursday, July 22nd at 5 pm at the Running Wild Sports & Fitness Expo in the South Hall of Davenport's River Center.