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Your numbered bib must be securely pinned to the front of your running clothes (top or shorts) and must be visible at all times. Anyone running without an official bib will not be recorded as a finisher. Please check printed information on bib to assure that all your personal information is correct. Mark any medical information (diabetes, medication, etc.) on the back of your bib.

You must wear your assigned D-tag timing chip or you will not be timed. Attach the D-tag per the instructions(see below). Timing and scoring are determined by the D-tag. Upon crossing the finish line you need NOT remove your D-tag; it is disposable and can be discarded in a trash receptacle.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT trade bib numbers or D-tags with anyone.

Starting Line

The race will begin at 8 a.m. sharp, and all runners must be in place by 7:40 a.m. Enter the starting area only from River Drive, 2nd St. or 3rd St.

Starting Line Map

The Course

Splits will be given at all mile markers. There will be a timing mat at the “halfway” point on the course to record a mid-way split. Water will be available on the course.

Run on the right side of the street, with traffic. The Quad- City Times Bix 7 is held on a difficult course. If you feel any danger signals of hypothermia (dizziness, dry skin, and cessation of sweating, nausea, cramps, goose bumps or incoherent thought or speech), get into the shade and wait for a wagon to pick you up.

Course Map and Additional Info

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Additional Course Info

Bix 7 – Starts on Brady St., turns right onto Kirkwood Blvd., turns up Jersey Ridge Rd., turns right onto Middle Rd., and turns right onto McClellan Blvd., to a turnaround at River Drive. The course follows back the same way, turns left onto 3rd street to the finish line.

QuickBix – Starts on Brady St (with Bix 7 runners), turns right on 15th St., turns right onto Perry St., turns left onto 4th St. to the finish line.

How steep is Brady Street Hill?
The hill is about a 7 to 9% grade, or 4 to 5 degrees, for around one third of a mile.

Finish Line

Unofficial times will be displayed as you cross the finish line. Complete results with your official chip time will appear Sunday in the Quad-City Times. Because of the large number of runners, we must keep participants moving rapidly through the finishing area.

Please follow these instructions:

  • Do not stop at the finish line
  • Proceed through the finishing area
  • Congratulations! Now just follow the path to the Quad-City Times Bix 7 Walmart’s Post-Race Party.

For additional information, please click here.

Race Guide

Driving and Parking

The location of the finish line is the same as last year, 3rd St. at Iowa St. Please study the map carefully and note the detours. All lots which charge a fee will also be open on a first-come, first-serve basis, so arrive early.

What to Do the Day of the Race

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Arrive Early

Many thousands of entrants and spectators will converge on the downtown area, so allow plenty of extra time for parking and plan to arrive at the starting area no later than 7:30 a.m.

Enter the lineup early. It may take 10 minutes or longer to find your spot. All runners should be in place and ready to start by 7:40 a.m.

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It is vitally important for entrants to be fully hydrated before starting this race. Water will be available at all line-up areas. Take advantage of it!

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Race Day Parking

You can park in all 3 city parking ramps for $2 starting at 5pm on Friday, all day Saturday or all day Sunday. The locations are;

  • River Center ramp – Enter East of Brady on 2nd & 3rd.
  • 101 Main Street ramp – Located North of River Drive.
  • 202 Harrison Street ramp – Enter on Harrison and on Ripley between 2nd & 3rd.
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Spectators may enter on 5th St. using both the East & West sidewalks on Brady St. ONLY to the North sides of 4th St. NO spectators will be allowed on Brady St. or south of 4th St. until after all participants have cleared the Start Line.

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Warm-Up Area

Because Brady, 3rd St. and 4th St. will be blocked off, runners should warm up along 2nd St. both to the east and west of Brady St. Then proceed to your color coded area for lineup. See map for directions to your color coded area.

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Color Coded Lineup Areas! Brady St. from the starting line back to River Drive will be flagged off for the lineup. Only those wearing an entrants’ number will be allowed within that area. NO ONE except seeded runners will be allowed to enter the lineup from the front at 4th & Brady. All other runners must enter from their own color coded area. See separate color coded area instructions & map.

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How the clock works

It will take some time after the starting gun is fired for many to reach the starting line. Your official D-tag (net) time will appear in the Quad-City Times the morning after the race. 

NOTE: Quick Bix! A clock will be at the start and finish lines. Official D-tag (net) timing will take place.

race shirts

Participants Receive

  • The Official 2020 Quad-City Times Bix 7 Race Shirt
  • Free Commemorative Poster
  • Yearly Award Pin for 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45 Years
  • Publication of Name and Official Finish Time in The Quad-City Times
  • Walmart’s Greatest Post Race Party
  • 4 Free Bix at 6 Training Runs For Registered Runners


Safety Notice

Due to the large number of participants in this year’s race, for everyone’s safety and for insurance concerns, it is necessary to prohibit the following:

  • No Backpacks / Bags*
  • No Strollers*
  • No Bikes*
  • No Roller Blades*
  • No Roller Skates*
  • No Wheeled Vehicles*
  • No Dogs*

*Police and volunteers are instructed to remove from the race anyone attempting to participate using any of the items listed.



Wheelchair Accessible
Viewing Area

  • 5th St. and Brady St. (West side of Brady)
  • Kirkwood Blvd. and Brady St. (West side of Brady)
  • Kirkwood Blvd. and Belle Ave. (green space in the Village of East Davenport)
  • 3rd St. and Pershing Ave.




Wheelchairs are allowed.