The 46th Annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been changed to a virtual only event this year.

Since 1975, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been a Midwest summer tradition, bringing thousands of runners from across the globe to Run With the Best. Even though we can’t run together this Saturday July 25, the tradition has been kept alive by virtual running in the historical Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix or Arconic Jr. Bix.

Participants have been completing their race distances since Jul 1, at all locations: sidewalks, treadmills, trails, living rooms and tracks.

To commemorate what would have been an event-filled weekend, you can check out the participants’ journeys on social media through pictures, videos and tik-toks – using the tags #qctbix7virtual  #findyourhappypace  #qctbix7  #runwiththebest  #allinthistogether.

Check out the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on Facebook for the latest updates at


For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.