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Race Information

Routes

See your 2024 race routes. 

 

Aid Stations

Half Marathon

Mile 3 (Behind Bro’s Rest)
• Water, Gatorade

Mile 5 (State & 16th St)
• Water, Gatorade, Bathrooms

Mile 7 (6 St)
• Water, Gatorade, GU Gel

Mile 8.5
• Public Bathrooms at Empire Park

Mile 9 (Campbell's Island Entrance)
Water, Gatorade

Mile 11.5 (Beacon Harbor Park)
• Water, Gatorade, Bathroom

Two Porta Potty's at the Finish


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5K Aid Station

Mile 1.5 (Halfway at Beacon Harbor)
• Water, Gatorade

Packet Pickup

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Main Packet Pickup Details


Date/Time: Saturday, May 25th, 3-7 pm


• Location: Midwest Ale Works (Patio)


• Bus Shuttle Passes Available: If you haven't found a ride to the respective starting lines or have not yet purchased a shuttle pass – they will be available for purchase at packet pickup (while supplies last) for $10.


• Volunteer Check-In: Volunteers will also be encouraged to check in during Saturday's packet pickup. Receive your t-shirt, signs, and vest for race day. Plus, get briefed on your role during this time.


• Enjoy Live Music from Jen Craft


• Taco Specials from Jennie's Boxcar


• Craft Brews from Midwest Ale Works


Park behind the Rust Belt



Race Day Packet Pickup Details


• Date/Time: Monday, May 27th, 5-6:30 am


• Location: Midwest Ale Works (Patio)


• Bathrooms & Water Available

Race Day Schedule

Half Marathon
• Half Marathon shuttle will leave from the Rust Belt at 5:45 am and will arrive at the starting line at 6:10 in Port Byron


• Half Marathon begins at 7:00 am (restrooms & water available at starting line)


• FYI there will be no "Bag Drop" service


• Half Marathon Awards begin at 9:30 am

5K
• 5K shuttle will leave from the Rust Belt at 6:45 am and will arrive at the starting line by Empire Park at 7:00 am


• 5K begins at 7:30 am (restrooms & water available at starting line)


• FYI there will be no "Bag Drop" service


• 5K Awards begin at 8:30 am

Kids 1/2 Mile Run
• Kids 1/2 Mile Run will start at the Rust Belt at 10 am.

Transportation

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• Packet Pickup & Race Day parking is located in the back lot behind the Rust Belt – marked in RED (not in front of Midwest Ale Works & Jennie's Boxcar).


• For those who signed up for a shuttle, they will leave the Rust Belt and take you to the starting line race morning.

• Half Marathon shuttle will leave from the Rust Belt at 5:45 am and will arrive at the starting line at 6:10 in Port Byron

• 5K shuttle will leave from the Rust Belt at 6:45 am and will arrive at the starting line by Empire Park at 7:00 am.

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• There is limited parking at the 5K starting line at Empire Park marked in RED. The drop-off location is marked in yellow.

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• Half Marathon starting line parking is available in Port Byron behind Gibson-Bode Funeral (202 N Main Street). The entrance for parking lots is off Walnut Street. Drop off areas are marked in yellow on the map.

Afterparty

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Post-Race Celebration


• Location: Midwest Ale Works (Patio)


• Complimentary pancakes, sausage, coffee, beer will be available to race participants (show your bib)

Awards

Award Breakdown

 

Top 3 Overall Male/Female

Top 3 Male/Female in the Following Age Divisions

• 19 and Under


• 20-29


• 30-39


• 40-49


• 50-59


• 60-69


• 70+

2024 Medals

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Half Marathon, 5K,

Kids Race

 

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Race Tee

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T-Shirt Cutoff,

May 5th


The official 2024 Quad Cities Running Festival t-shirt commemorates our exciting move to Illinois for this year's run. Featuring a comfy, combed ring-spun cotton/poly blend – this is not your average race tee. Secure your shirt by signing up today; registration after May 5th does not guarantee a shirt.

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