Two athletes to individually compete for $2,500 each

Davenport, Iowa – Two athletes have been selected to be the Russell Beat the Elite competitors. They will be given a head start based on their previous finishes. If they beat the first elite runner to the finish line, they will each receive $2,500 from the event’s sponsor, Russell Group.

Our competitors will be available for interviews at 6:15 pm on June 27, at the start line of the Bix @ 6 training run, 4th and LeClaire Streets. Look for Race Director Michelle Juehring to connect with our athletes.

July 27, 2024, marks the historic 50th running of the Quad-City Times Bix 7. Run with the Best will be taken to a level we’ve never gone before, as the four greatest American distance runners, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Meb Keflezighi and Frank Shorter run the streets of Davenport together for the first time in Bix 7 history. Both the 7 and 2-mile course start at Brady Street Hill, are lined with live bands, cheering crowds and finish at Walmart’s big post-race party. Come be part of the area’s largest homecoming!

The 50th Quad-City Times Bix 7 race begins at 8:00am on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Online registration is open at Register by midnight on June 27 before rates increase!