Best Spots to Watch:

Looking for the best spots to watch your favorite runner(s)? Check below for a list of our favorite spots along the course. A listing of estimated first/last runner times and mile markers is below. Don't forget about the QC Marathon app (download here). It's a great way to track runners along the course and get time updates so you know when to get to the next spectator area. 

  • Start/Finish line, Moline, IL
  • Western Illinois University on River Drive, Moline***(info below)
  • Foot of the I-74 Bridge in Bettendorf, IA
  • The Isle, Bettendorf, IA
  • Government Bridge, Davenport, IA
  • The Rock Island Arsenal***(info below)
  • Lyndsay Park, Davenport, IA
  • District of Rock Island
  • Moline Bridge

THE QC MARATHON PARTY ZONE AT WIU

Join the WIU party zone on race day, Sunday, September 23rd from 8:30 AM to 2 PM and enjoy:

- a DJ/Live music
- free parking (enter from 34th Street and University Drive)
- sign-making to cheer on your favorite runner(s)
- two food trucks (breakfast & lunch)
- kids activities & balloons

WATCHING ON THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL

Spectators will be allowed on the Rock Island Arsenal on race day in 2018. Please check back for more information on how to get on the Island to cheer on your favorite runner(s). 

Estimate where your runner will be on the course: RACE START TIME IS 7:00 AM
Mile # City Mile Location First
Runner
Last
Runner
1 I-74 Bridge 1/4 Way Across S to N 7:05 AM 7:16 AM
2 Bettendorf 14th St. / N. of State Street 7:10 AM 7:32 AM
3 Bettendorf Lincoln Rd./ I-74 7:15 AM 7:48 AM
4 Bettendorf 18th St., Rivermont Collegiate 7:20 AM 8:04 AM
5 Bettendorf Bike path / West of Leach Park 7:25 AM 8:20 AM
6 Davenport Bike path / East of Lindsay Yacht Club 7:30 AM 8:36 AM
7 Davenport Bike path / By Lake Davenport Sailing Club 7:35 AM 8:52 AM
8 Davenport Bike path / By #15 Roller Dam 7:40 AM 9:08 AM
9 Davenport Biederbeck Dr / E. of Marquette St 7:45 AM 9:24 AM
10 Centennial Bridge 1/4 Way Across N to S 7:50 AM 9:40 AM
11 Rock Island 18th St. / By 5th Ave. 7:55 AM 9:56 AM
12 Rock Island 3rd Ave. / By 20th St. 8:00 AM 10:12 AM
13 Rock Island Arsenal Armstrong Ave., RI Viaduct @ Gate 8:05 AM 10:28 AM
14 Rock Island Arsenal Pershing St./Constitution Square 8:10 AM 10:44 AM
14.5 Rock Island Arsenal Cut-Off Point: Rodman/ East Ave. 8:13 AM 11:00 AM
15 Rock Island Arsenal Hedge Lane / Officer Residences 8:15 AM 11:00 AM
16 Rock Island Arsenal Blundt Road / Athletic Complex 8:20 AM 11:16 AM
17 Rock Island Arsenal Blundt Rd. / N. of Moline Gate 8:25 AM 11:32 AM
18 Rock Island Arsenal King Dr. / Golf Course 8:30 AM 11:48 AM
19 Rock Island Arsenal Rodman Ave. / Patton Ct. 8:35 AM 12:04 PM
20 Moline River Dr. / 17th St. (Bass Street Chop House) 8:40 AM 12:20 PM
21 Moline River Dr. at Celebration Belle 8:45 AM 12:36 PM
22 Moline River Dr. / E. of 41st St. 8:50 AM 12:52 PM
23 Moline 55th St. (The Bend) 8:55 AM 1:08 PM
24 Moline River Dr./ E. of 41st St. 9:00 AM 1:24 PM
25 Moline River Dr./ Celebration Belle 9:05 AM 1:40 PM
26 Moline River Dr./ 15th St. 9:10 AM 1:56 PM