Active Endeavors Health and Fitness Expo

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Where: iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265

The Quad Cities Marathon weekend excitement all starts with the race's ACTIVE ENDEAVORS Health and Fitness Expo "kick-off party" held September 23, 2017. The Expo brings together athletes, family members, sports enthusiasts, and guests of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, making it the perfect showcase for your fitness-related product or service. The Expo is free and open to the public. In conjunction, free seminars on a number of topics relating to running/walking, health, beauty and fitness, and the course overview will be offered. All Race participants are required to pickup their packets and race numbers at the Expo; we anticipate over 6,500+ participants and more than 14,000+ expo attendees based on last year's participation. 

Again this year, the event returns to the largest event arena in the Quad Cities Area. Opened in May 1993 as (The Mark of the Quad Cities), now the newly renamed i wireless Center contains 11,000 square feet of lobby space, and 15,000 square feet of upper bowl floor space, each featuring high-visibility exhibit space, high ceilings, with both natural light and artificial light, creating an inviting environment for both exhibitors and customers.

The i Wireless Center is right on the Mississippi river adjacent to the Radisson Inn, the John Deere Pavilion, and within walking distance of Downtown Moline, making it an attractive family destination for both local and out-of-state race participants.


Directions to Downtown Moline

From Iowa

  • Take Interstate 74 East (to Peoria)
  • Cross the bridge into Illinois
  • Take the second Illinois exit (7th Ave.)
  • Take right on 7th Ave. at the stop light.
  • Follow 7th Ave. to 12th St.
  • Take a right on 12th Street and follow to River Drive.
  • From Illinois

Follow Interstate 74 West

  • Take the last Illinois Exit (7th Ave.)
  • Take a left on 7th Ave. at the stop light.
  • Take a right on 12th Street and follow to River Drive.


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Runner Packet Pickup

The Expo is the official Race Packet Pick-Up Headquarters.  All participants must attend the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday September 23, 2017 to pick up their race number bib with timing chip, Technical T-shirt and Goodie bag.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: 

  • Packet Pick-up will not be available on Race Day.
  • Please be sure to make appropriate arrangements ahead of time.
     

Dates and Hours

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EXPO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Free Admission 
Saturday, September 23 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

i Wireless Center downtown Moline, IL. 
Features Keynote speaker - TBD
 

Finish Line Festival

Sunday, September 24 7:30 am - 2:00 pm 

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION 
PARKING - West parking lot of i Wireless Center

WALKING/BIKING - i Wireless Center is situated on the Mississippi river path and within walking distance from the Radisson Inn. Click here for image 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Take the MetroLink to the i Wireless Center 

DROP OFF/PICK UP - i Wireless Center Click here for image 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS - Click here for Hotel Accommodations 

Course Tours

A free bus tour provided by MetroLink of the marathon course will be held on Saturday September 23rd at 11:30am. The bus will depart from the iWireless parking lot. (1201 River Drive Moline, IL). There will be a tour guide to answer any questions regarding the course.  There will be no getting off the bus during the tour.  The Course Tour will more closely follow the Half Marathon course.

The tour will be allowed on the Arsenal Island. NOTE:Due to government security regulations, no foreign nationals will be allowed on Arsenal Island and no picture taking when on Arsenal Island.  Anyone 16 or over must have a valid photo ID.

The scenic USATF marathon course takes you across the bridges and along the mighty Mississippi river. This course is a Boston Marathon qualifier. We hope you enjoy the scenic and fast course.

Speaker and Clinic Schedule

TBD - Stay posted for updates 

2017 Event Demographics

  • 10,000+ Expo Visitors and over 40 exhibitors
  • Participants from 35 states and 6 countries
  • 43% Women, 57% Men
  • Average age 41 years old
  • 39% Half Marathon
  • 21% 5-Person Marathon Relay
  • 20% 5K
  • 13% Marathon
  • 4% 1-mile Walk
  • 3% Kids MicroMarathon


If you have any questions please check the FAQ section first, and if you can't find your answer there please email us at information@qcmarathon.org I look forward to seeing you all back again. 

Sincerely, 

Witty
Assistant Race Director/Expo Director - The Quad Cities Marathon 
expodirector@qcmarathon.org