Stretch out your weary bones from late night fireworks. Lace up those running shoes, and fuel that body with water and food (and maybe bring a portable fan post-race) because it’s time for the annual 4th of July Firecracker Run in downtown East Moline.
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Every June for the past 10 years, my husband has completed in the Quad Cities Triathlon at West Lake Park in Davenport, IA. Each year when we go to cheer him on, I am reminded of all the unique recreational opportunities in the Quad Cities. Doing a triathlon at West Lake is pretty fun, but just hanging out there is something else you should try.
Two things you should tri/try at West Lake:
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
Time to lace up those running shoes hit the road again for the trademark Quad-Cities race of the summer: the Bix 7.
Beginning in 1975, the idea from the race came from John Hudetz, who wanted to bring the liveliness he experienced at the 1974 Boston Marathon to the Quad-Cities area. The idea sparked the seven-mile road race, marking the first time anyone in the QC area was allowed to run on the physical street for a road race.
The Quad Cities River Bandits are bringing the family fun at Modern Woodmen Park all summer long! With a star studded line-up of players, delicious food, and brand new amusement rides and giveaways, Modern Woodmen Park has something to love for everyone in the family.
It’s time for annual Fourth of July race that graces the streets of downtown East Moline early in the morning every Independence Day.
Everyone associates Thanksgiving with traditions. Some people have gone to their grandparents every year since they were born, while others are beginning new traditions as they begin their adult lives. Over the years, my own Thanksgivings have changed from grandparents to being the family hosting Thanksgiving.
Next year, I could even host the special event (provided that I could fit all the people in my home), trying to begin another new tradition nearing the second decade of my life at nearly 20.
But even this year, I have decided to turn off my beloved Macy’s Day Parade. Continue reading Running on Traditions
What better way to kick off your holiday season than with family, food, and fun? The Quad Cities offers activities to keep your family busy Thanksgiving Weekend! Whether it’s the Turkey Trot run or a show at ComedySportz, you’re bound to find something the whole family will love!
With our beautiful river trails, the Quad Cities the perfect venue for advocates of active and healthy lifestyles. Lifestyles of balance and happiness. Biking, running, walking, swimming, galore! You name it. But with the state-wide and even national pull for our Bix 7, Marathon and even the Firecracker, it is evident the QC is the place-to-be for races!
So turn up those iPods and lace up those sneakers, it’s time for the annual Lagomarcino’s Cocoa Beano 5K.
Is this heaven for kids? No, it’s Modern Woodmen Park.
There’s still plenty of time this summer to check out a River Bandits baseball game. And, I think this is a necessity for summertime in the Quad Cities. Continue reading Modern Woodmen Park offers more than baseball for kids