Running 26.2 miles is an accomplishment not easily done by your average person. For those who want to experience the 26th annual Quad Cities Marathon like no one else, we have a chance for you to win an exclusive experience. All you need to do is sign up below for a chance to win.

City of Davenport Government Facebook
City of Davenport Government Facebook

If you plan on running the Quad Cities Marathon or other races, we hope training is going great for you because we're training to cheer you on from the sideline, and that training is going very well.

Get ready, Quad Cities, the 26th annual Quad Cities Marathon is right around the corner and it's gearing up to be another awesome race.

26th Annual Quad Cities Marathon

The 26th running of the Quad Cities Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 7 a.m.

The 26.2-mile run starts and ends in downtown Moline. Officials say the course captures the essence of our nation's heartland with a consistent connection to the Mississippi River. The views are amazing, the Midwest charm is present and the course is fairly fast.

Quad Cities Marathon -Photo by Erling Larson III
Erling Larson

Since the first race in 1998, the TBK Quad Cities Marathon has become a Midwest favorite.

The Quad Cities Marathon is a great Boston Marathon qualifier. It covers 5 races (marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, and 5K), 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the mighty Mississippi River. Click here to see the maps of each race.

Want To Run But Not A Full Marathon?

Then you're in luck! Other races that happen during the Quad Cities Marathon include:

Quad Cities Marathon
Mark VanedeWiele

If you still don't want to do any of those things, you can always cheer on these incredible athletes as they run 26.2 miles throughout the Quad Cities. Here are some spots where you can watch the race:

  • Western Illinois University on River Drive, Moline
  • Foot of the I-74 Bridge in Bettendorf
  • The Isle, Bettendorf
  • The Rock Island Arsenal (Island is open to spectators)
  • Lindsay Park, Davenport
  • District of Rock Island
  • Arsenal Island off-ramp to Moline
  • The start/finish line

Exclusive Experience & Win A Free Race Packet + Swag

We want you to experience the 26th annual TBK Quad Cities Marathon like never before and you don't even have to run.

For those who want to run, listen to B100 and US 104.9 for your chance to win a complimentary race packet for a race of your choice and Quad Cities Marathon swag.

We also have an exclusive experience for you to win by signing up below. This experience gets you a free Hotel Suite at Stoney Creek Inn, dinner for 2 at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, a $50 gift card at Pour Bros., $150 to Fleet Feet for free shoes, and you get to help hold the winner’s finish banner at the Marathon. Get social with us below for a chance to win:

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