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Quad-City Times Bix 7

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Run with the Best!

July 29, 2023 at 8 AM!

2023 marks the 49th running of the Quad-City Times Bix 7. This historic out-and-back race through downtown Davenport is for runners and walkers alike. The 7-Mile course starts at the base of Brady Street Hill and is lined with live bands and cheering crowds. You will Run with the Best as elite athletes toe the line, including legends Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Meb Keflezighi. Start at the Mississippi River and finish at the Midwest’s biggest post-race-party. Race, walk or run, let’s have fun!

Quad-City Times Bix 7 runners receive access to the Genesis Sports Medicine online training program, four free Bix @ 6 training runs on a closed course with hydration support, official race t-shirt, entry into the Walmart post-race party and name printed in Sunday’s Quad-City Times digital and print newspaper.

Beat the Elite

Russell’ s Beat the Elite athletes
will be given the opportunity to
race and beat the overall winner
of the Quad-City Times Bix 7. The
two people selected will be given
a head start depending on the
needed handicap to make the
event competitive. If the chosen
runners “beat the elite” to the finish
line, he or she will win …$2,500!


Can’t make it to the start line race weekend?

Run the Virtual Quad-City Times Bix

The virtual Bix race allows you to run your race at a time and location that works best for you. This year’s official Virtual Race week is Saturday July 22nd – noon Saturday, July 29th.


  1. Register online Your official race t-shirt will be mailed after July 30 to the address you provided in registration.
  2. Run or walk between the dates of Saturday, July 22nd – Saturday, July 29th, 2023 at noon.
  3. Official race t-shirt will be mailed to the address you provided after July 30th.
  4. Want to switch to the In-person event? No problem! Registered participants can switch race events (Virtual to In-Person back again) as many times as you’d like without fees through June 30th.

Train to Run With the Best!

Novice or veteran runner, achieve the goals you set for yourself with a training program from Genesis Sports Medicine.

Elite Athlete Information

Runners expecting to be seeded in the fastest group may apply for our elite corral. Proof of qualifying time must be uploaded during registration. Entries are subject to approval by race officials. Those not meeting requirements will be placed in the appropriate corral. Contact John with questions at

Prize Structure for Women & Men

1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place
$12,500 $4,000 $2,500 $1,500 $1,000
6th place 7th place 8th place 9th place 10th place
$900 $800 $700 $600 $500


Caesars Sportsbook Teams Competition Sponsored by Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf

Race together and win cash prizes!

Buick GMC Dealers’ First Responders’ Challenge

First responder teams from each of the 5 Quad Cities race the 7-mile course for cash prizes. Fire, EMS/Medic and Police department employees & staff. Teams of 6-members each must include both male and female personnel.

Field is limited to one team per city/county. Contact Laura with questions at

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