Letter from the Director

Dear Runners,
 
Are you ready for the Midwest's favorite marathon?  The Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course is held annually on the fourth Sunday in September.  The 26.2 mile run starts and ends in downtown Moline, IL.  The event benefits two worthy causes: prostate cancer research/screening and the Erika Kate Hope Alliance, helping families of children with life threatening heart conditions.  The flat and fast course features one of the finest, most scenic river views in the country.  It covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the mighty Mississippi River.  
 
Race weekend offers something for everyone.  Along with the marathon, we offer a half marathon, marathon relay, 5K, Pump n Run, 1mile walk and even a micromarathon for the kids.  Whether you're looking to qualify for Boston, or walk a mile with your friends - this fun and well organized event is perfect for elite athletes and casual runners alike.  
 
We are an all volunteer race organized by friendly Midwest people who love to run. We extend our warmest thanks to our dedicated volunteers and participating charities who are critical to making this world-class event come together each year.  As always, we thank our valued sponsors and expo vendors:  first and foremost Triumph Community Bank. As you look through our site, please take note of our sponsors and support them throughout the year.  There would be no race without them.
 
Find out for yourself why runners from all over the world return to the Quad Cities year after year.  Sign up today for the Quad Cities Marathon and Festival of Races to reserve your spot on the start line of what we believe to be the best race in the United States.  We hope to see you there September 23rd & 24th for the 20th Annual Quad Cities Marathon. 
 
Regards,
Joe Moreno
Race Director