This year marks the 20th Annual Quad Cities Marathon. Are you ready?

The Quad Cities Marathon will take place this weekend in downtown Moline, with a run for everyone! There will be the Marathon, a Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run/Walk, Kids Micro-Marathon and the Pump-N-Run.

The weekend’s events start with the Active Endeavors Health & Fitness Expo at the iWireless Center on Saturday Sep 23 from 9 a.m. –  6 p.m.  This event is open to the public. There will be more than 40 booths featuring health and fitness products and information. Race Registration will also be available for race categories.

From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. the Body Dynamics Pump-N-Run will be going on at the Expo. A casual morning shake-out run will begin at 8 a.m. The Rudy’s Taco’s 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 11 a.m. and the Happy Joe’s Kids Micro-Marathon will commence at 1:30 p.m.

On Sunday Sep 24, the 5K Run/Walk, Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half Marathon will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. in front of the John Deere Pavilion. An Awards Ceremony for the 5K will be held at 9:30 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m. for the Marathon events.

To register for any of the races or for a detailed schedule of events, please visit

This one-of-a-kind race covers 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the Mississippi River. And they do this while benefitting charitable causes.

Grab those running shoes and head downtown Moline this weekend!



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.