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West Lake Park – You Should Tri or Try it

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:

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The Run of the Summer

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.

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Running on Traditions

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

Running on Chocolate…

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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.

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