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Quad Cities Distance Classic
May 14, 2023
Rock Island, IL
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About The Quad Cities Distance Classic
The Quad Cities Distance Classic Half Marathon in Rock Island, Illinois is an excellent race for runners of all levels. It takes place on the 14th of May 2023 and offers a scenic route that goes through some of the most beautiful areas of the city. The course begins in downtown Rock Island and follows along a path that winds through several parks, including Schwiebert Riverfront Park and Longview Park. Along the way, participants will be able to take in views of the Mississippi River as well as many other lovely natural attractions such as wildlife refuges and meadows full of wildflowers.
At this time of year, you can expect mild weather with temperatures hovering between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit (15-21 Celsius). This makes it ideal for running outdoors without being too cold or hot. As far as crowds go, there are typically quite a few people cheering on runners throughout the course so it’s always nice to have support from your fellow competitors! Plus you’ll likely find plenty of volunteers stationed at various points along the way offering water or snacks which makes things even more convenient.
As if these features weren’t enough to make this race great already, there are also lots of fun extras available during and after race day! There is usually live music playing at certain parts throughout route which helps keep everyone motivated while they run. And afterwards there’s an awards ceremony where medals are given out to top finishers in each category plus special prizes for those who reach specific milestones like completing their first half marathon ever! Of course food vendors will also be present selling lots yummy treats – perfect for refueling after all that hard work!
Overall, I would highly recommend participating in this event if you’re looking for an exciting yet enjoyable half marathon experience – there’s something here for everyone regardless skill level or preference!