FAQs

For additional questions and further details, please see "Everything You Need to Know." If your question isn't answered there or in the FAQ below, please contact us.

Starting Times 

Saturday: Rudy's Tacos One Mile Walk/Run for a Cause (supporting the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Organzation). Starts at 11:00 AM. Happy Joe's Kids Micro Marathon begins at 1:30 PM.

All Sunday races begin promptly at 7:00 AM.

Time Limit

MARATHON time limit is 7 hours (2:00 PM) or a 16 minute/mile pace. Due to the security and volunteers involved on Rock Island Arsenal  Military Installation, we must adhere to this time line. Once off the island (approximately mile 20) you are free to slow your pace down even more.

HALF MARATHON:  Although there is no official time limit set for this event, we ask that all half marathon participants make every effort to complete the race within four hours. Walkers are welcome in this event. 

Can my friends and family track my progress?

Yes!  The TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon proudly presents the official Mobile App of the TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon, powered by MyLaps and supported by our sponsor, Aquent IT Solutions. Click here to learn more. 

What is the weather going to be like? 

On race day over the past five years, average temperature  at 7:00 AM is 52 degrees fahrenheit and Noon is 75 degrees fahrenheit.

Where do I get my race packet? 

At the TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon Active Endeavors Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up

There is no race day registration or race day packet pick up except for the Rudy's Tacos One Mile Walk/Run for a Cause and  Happy Joe's Micro Marathon kids' races on Saturday.  Walk registration open until 10:30 AM and children may register up until 1:15 PM on Saturday.

Can my friend pick up my packet for me? 

Yes. They will need to bring their picture ID  and will have to sign a form saying they picked it up for you.  The only exception is military discount participants.  They must be there in person  to present their military ID.

WRISTBANDS FOR POST RACE BEER TENT:

You'll need to show a photo ID to receive a wristband. The wristband is your ticket to drinking beer at the post race party (for anyone 21 years of age or older). If you are picking up a packet for another person, that/those participant(s) will need to bring an ID race day to recieve a wristband. 

What if I need to switch races due to injury or decide to run a different race? 

You can switch races if there is still room, but you will not receive any refund.  If you want to switch to a higher priced race, you will need to pay the difference. To switch, please come to the Expo on Saturday,  pick up your packet and then go to the Solutions Table.

What if I can no longer run?

We're sorry, but all registrations are final,and may not be refunded or transferred.  We are not able to hold a registration over to the following year either.

What if one of my relay team can no longer run?

The original team member will not be refunded their portion of the relay fee, but will still receive their shirt.  The person substituting for the original member must register and pay $40.

How do I confirm my registration?

To confirm your registration, click on the Register Button.  On the left side of the page, there is a place to enter your name to verify registration.

Where do I park? 

There is ample free parking at the TaxSlayer Center right at the start/finish line.

Is there a course tour? 

Yes, on Saturday at 11:30 AM.  Buses depart from the TaxSlayer Center parking lot.

Where are the hills on the course? 

There is one hill at Mile 2 1/4.

Where do the half and full marathon split and is it well marked? 

The Marathon and Half Marathon split at approximately 8.5 miles.  It will be well marked and volunteers will be there to point you in the right direction.

Where is gear check? 

Gear check is south of the start/finish area on John Deere Commons - look for the feather flag that says “Gear Check”.  Gear check will be open from 6:00 PM - 1:00 PM.  After 1:00 PM, the remaining items will be moved to the INFORMATION TENT next to the finish line. A tag for your gear check is included with your race bib. The gear check tag and the bib numbers are the same. 

Where do I find the buses for relay runners? 

The buses are at Centre Station.  Centre Station is located across from the TaxSlayer Center i.e. Start / Finish. The MetroLINK Buses will be identified by exchange locations. Your bib number is your bus ticket. Once you have completed your leg, a bus will take you back to the finish area.

How often are there replenishment stops? 

Approximately 15 water, approximately six Gatorade, as well as four Carb Boom! energy gel stations are located throughout the course.

What if I need medical assistance? 

First aid stations with medical volunteers from UnityPoint Health will be located between Miles 6/7 and Mile 10 in Davenport, between Mile 12/13 in Rock Island, between Mile 18/19 on Arsenal Island, at Mile 24 and at the finish line.
 

What if I can't complete my race? 

There is no shame in dropping out of the race.  If you want or need to drop out, please report to a Communication Volunteer on the course so they can contact a sweep van.  Once you have dropped out, you may not re-enter the course or cross the finish line.

When is the award ceremony? 

The awards ceremony will take place in two locations, Center Stage and the Awards Tent.  

Center Stage overall awards: 5K at 9 AM, Half Marathon at 10 AM, Marathon at 11 AM, Relay Team at 11 AM. 

The Official Awards Tent on the terrace outside of Johnny's Italian Steakhouse. Divisional Awards can be picked up at the awards tent at any time postrace. 

Where can I pick up my trophy after the race?

If you can't make it to the awards ceremonies, you may pick up your trophy at one of the following locations: Running Wild, Davenport for 5K and Relay division awards; and Fleet Feet, Davenport, for Marathon and Half Marathon division awards. 

Where and when are the results posted? 

Results will be posted on our website and in the race app after the race. 

I lost an item.  What should I do? 

Lost and Found is at the Information booth.

Where is a good place to eat? 

Bier Stube, Happy Joes Pizza, Rudy's Tacos, and Noodles & Company are all great choices. 

What else is there to do in the area?  

Check out the Quad City Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Is this race a Boston Marathon qualifier?  

YES! Please review the BAA website for specific details.

Pump N Run FAQs:

When do I do the Pump part of the Pump N Run?

At the expo on Saturday.  YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER FIRST AND SHOW IT WHEN YOU DO THE PNR

I registered for the one of the races online and not the Pump n run.  I would still like to do the PNR, can I register at the expo?

Yes.  You will need to go to one of the computers in the registration area and register on the computer.

Do I do both the Bench Press and Bicep curl or pick one?

Both are required for the event.  You will bench press first and then go immediately to the bicep curl.

What is new for 2018 for the Pump N Run?

  • Revised lighter weight charts for the 5K division for both male and female, now the same weight standards as both the ½ and full marathon
  • 19 to 39 age group for both male and female divisions has been divided into 2 age divisions. 19 to 29 and 30 to 39.  For percentages and amounts to be lifted, please see pump n run page.