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History

1975 was the date of the first Bix 7, marking the largest gathering of runners to date in the Quad-Cities – 84. It was also the first time they were allowed to run on city streets. The Bix was founded by John Hudetz of Bettendorf, who wanted to bring to the Quad-Cities some of the excitement he felt when he ran his first Boston Marathon in 1974. The race matched a pair of world-class runners – Steve Hoag of Minneapolis, who finished second behind Bill Rodgers in the 1975 Boston Marathon, and Lucian Rosa of Sri Lanka. Rosa, now the track coach at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, won in a time of 34:33. There were only three female entries led by Parkside student Kim Merritt of Racine, Wisconsin. Her winning time of 41:04 was 24 minutes better than her nearest pursuer.

1975 Top Ten Finishers

Men Women
  1. Lucian Rosa
  2. Steve Hoag
  3. John O’Connor
  1. Kim Merritt
  2. Eloise Caldwell
  3. Connie Rhodes

Sponsors

This magnificent community event owes its continuing success to the platinum, gold medal and contributing sponsors, to the many dozens of other supporting businesses and organizations, and to the thousands of individual volunteers. The Quad-City Times, Cornbelt Running Club and the entire Quad-City community deeply appreciates this dedication and generosity.

Title Sponsor

Quad City Times logo

Platinum Sponsors

Genesis logo
Isle Casino and Hotel logo Buick GMC SCRA

Gold Medal Sponsors

Iowa American WaterKWQC News logoPrairie Farms logoRunning Wild logoWalmart logoArconic logoGenesis Orthopedic HospitalMid American Logo

Contributing Sponsors

Cornbelt Running Club logo Dr Pepper and Snapple Logos  Expressions JewelersMel Foster Logo    St Ambrose UniversityVictory Store logo Wendy's Hamburgers Logo Whitey's Ice Cream logoScott County Family YMCA logo 7G Distributing LLC logoCedar Graphics logo Chick-fil-a LogoCity of Davenport LogoRiver BanditsHAHN ready mixHAHN ready mix

Memberships

Cornbelt Running Club logo Running USA Logo RRCA 

Committee Chairpersons

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  • Dawn Adams
  • Kevin Adams
  • Gwen Aleksiejczyk
  • Rich Aleksiejczyk
  • Tom Anderson
  • Marianne Anderson
  • Brian Barquist
  • Stephanie Barquist
  • Jeff Bassman
  • Kathy Becker
  • Rod Becker
  • Andy Bindewald
  • Joan Blair-Dick
  • Linda Bowker
  • Mike Bowker
  • Amber Boyd
  • Deb Brasier
  • Lauren Brown
  • Kathy Bucciferro
  • John Bucciferro
  • Todd Byerly
  • Lori Byerly
  • Molly Carlson
  • Jason Carlson
  • Jim Case
  • Drew Clark
  • Amanda Clark
  • Ben Cook
  • Pam Coon
  • Thom Cornelis
  • Dave Danielson
  • Debra Dawson
  • Meredith Dennis
  • Robert Dennis
  • Joe Detmer
  • Mark Donovan
  • Nancy Donovan
  • Connie Droessler-Vens
  • Dolly Dunsworth
  • Dianne Dye
  • Ron Egger
  • Candy Egger
  • Sean Eckhardt
  • Stephanie Eckhardt
  • Kyle Ekberg
  • John Evitts
  • Rich Ford
  • Jane Fox
  • Jim Fox
  • Angie Frieden
  • Mitch Frieden
  • Ed Froehlich
  • Danine Glascock
  • Konnie Goldensoph
  • Lyle Goldensoph
  • Eloise Graham
  • Cory Griffin
  • Amy Grimm
  • Bob Haffarnan
  • Wendy Haffarnan
  • Gary Hansen
  • Lacee Hansen
  • Theresa Hansen
  • Becky Harper
  • Chris Harper
  • Mick Harper
  • Allen Harris
  • Karen Harris
  • Allison Harris
  • Brian Harris
  • Dana Harris
  • Russ Hart
  • Jo Hart
  • Adam Haut
  • Tony Haut
  • Linda Haut
  • Scott Hoag
  • Judy Hoag
  • Clint Hoeger
  • Anna Hovey
  • Dave Inglehart
  • Peggy Inglehart
  • Tim Ingold
  • Susan Ingold
  • Jay Jansen
  • Erica Jansen
  • Tom Jasper
  • Eric Jobgen
  • Karen Jobgen
  • Dave Juehring
  • Michelle Juehring
  • Dave Kelly
  • Willie Lacy
  • Lisa Lacy
  • Bob Lambert
  • Sally Lambert
  • Rich Lance
  • Renne Lietz
  • Al Loeffelhoz
  • Gary Loy
  • Beth Loy
  • Scott Madden
  • Pam Mally
  • Steven Martens
  • Michelle Martens
  • Beth Martinez
  • Mike Martinze
  • Gregor McDonald
  • Susan McDonald
  • Laurie McGrath
  • Deann McIntyre
  • Christina McNamara-Schmidt
  • Chris Meyer
  • Bill Minard
  • Leslie Mitchell
  • Anne Molyneaux
  • Joel Moore
  • Ed Motto
  • Scott Naumann
  • Shelly Naumann
  • Chris Nelson
  • Gary Nickerson
  • Annette Oberlander
  • Andrea Oberlander
  • Victor Obertance
  • Rich Oswald
  • Katie Oswald
  • Micky Owens
  • Chris Payne
  • Margarita Payne
  • Terri Peterson
  • Erica Phelps
  • Kevin Phelps
  • Cole Piggott
  • Craig Piggott
  • Mason Piggott
  • Mike Ploehn
  • Michele Ploehn
  • Julie Prunchak
  • Billy Quade
  • Joe Quick
  • Kelly Quick
  • Eve Reynolds
  • Dannie Reynolds
  • Gary Roberson
  • Kay Roberson
  • Jean Roeder
  • Stacy Roth
  • Dan Ryan
  • Allison Sanyi
  • Lynn Schick
  • Sandy Schmidt
  • Paul Schmidt
  • Rita Schmidt
  • PJ Scott
  • Angela Seegrist
  • Dennis Sekharan
  • Raj Sekharan
  • Angela Senne
  • Jason Senne
  • Stacey Seymour
  • Shane Seymour
  • Cindy Skipton
  • Randy Skipton
  • Ashley Stark
  • Chad Stout
  • Kerry Strayhall
  • Karen Strusz
  • Brian Strusz
  • Dave Terronez
  • Jen Terronez
  • Darrell Thomas
  • Dan Tomlin
  • KC Tonn
  • John Tope
  • Laura Torgerud
  • Steve Torgerud
  • Karl Ungurean
  • Kay Ungurean
  • Vince Vandivier
  • Jacquie Vannoy
  • Lona Vesey
  • Theresa Walter
  • Katy Warren
  • Brigitte White
  • Tim Whitty
  • Terry Wilson
  • Mary WIlson

Contact Us

Race registration questions
E. Support@HakuSports.com
P. 1-844-299-2087 8am-8pm CST

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General race questions
E. Bix7Info@gmail.com

Team competition
E. Bix7Teams@gmail.com

Expo booth sales
E. Bix7Expo@gmail.com

Course entertainment
E. Bix7Music@gmail.com

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