The Rock Island Gran Prix is happening August 31-September 1 in downtown Rock Island. Kart racing is where IndyCar, Formula 1 and some NASCAR drivers learn their race craft so you may be watching motorsports starts of the future racing through downtown city streets one inch off the ground at speeds up to 80 MPH. Event includes vendors, car show, nightly outdoor concerts and other activities downtown. Event features 16 feature races with practice and heat races Saturday and Finals on Sunday.
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:
Next to coffee, what gets you through the day best? Chocolate, of course! As a Pre-K teacher, I’m constantly in the discussion, debating with my co-teachers over who is going to buy the monthly chocolate purchase to save a little of our sanity on those “off days.” Of course, along with chocolate and coffee, exercise is part of that ultimate combo-pack to boost your overall daily attitude and well-being.
It’s time for annual Fourth of July race that graces the streets of downtown East Moline early in the morning every Independence Day.
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.