Run with a Great Dane
The QC Marathon has teamed with the QC River Bandits to host a welcoming party at 5 p.m. Friday when Dane Rauschenberg is scheduled to complete the Dane-to-Davenport journey. Rascal, the Bandits' mascot, and the three-piece jazz combo, the Locust Street Boys, are part of the celebration outside Davenport's Modern Woodmen Park. The public is not only invited to attend the event, but join in Rauschenberg's stretch run, from any point on the route from Freeport. The journey winds through Fulton, Albany, Cordova, Port Byron, Rapid City, Hampton, East Moline, Moline and Rock Island before finally crossing the Centennial Bridge to the ballpark. Rauschenberg plans to run a nine-minute-per-mile pace. For more information about joining the run, contact Joe Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Rauschenberg's Dane-to-Davenport blog at danetodavenport.blogspot.com/.