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Quad-City Times Bix 7 COVID-19 updates

Quad-City Times Bix 7 COVID-19 updates

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The logo for the Quad-City Times Bix 7 is seen during a press conference at the Isle Casino in Bettendorf, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

From May 5

The Quad-City Times Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix, and Arconic Jr. Bix will be held virtually in July 2020, race leaders announced today – continuing the Bix tradition in a way that honors the caution necessary in this time of pandemic.

This unprecedented decision was made out of an abundance of caution, and in concert with the Bix 7 medical and safety support team, said Michelle Juehring, race director. The greatest factor has been, and will continue to be, the safety of race participants, volunteers, spectators and the community as a whole. This year, the spirit of Bix will go beyond the city of Davenport, Iowa.

“Our team has been working diligently over the past months, exploring every option to make this year’s Quad-City Times Bix 7 a safe and successful event,” Juehring said. “For more than 45 years, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 was held on the last Saturday of July. This year, participants will have the whole month of July to Run With The Best.”

What is a virtual race?

Participants complete their race distance during the time frame of July 1-July 25, at any location: sidewalk, treadmill, trail, living room or track. Runners and walkers will submit their times online. A finisher’s certificate can be printed and shared to social media. An official race T-shirt will be mailed.

Registered runners for the Quad-City Times Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix and Arconic Jr Bix will have  two options. Transition into the 2020 Quad-City Times Bix 7 Virtual Race or transfer race entry into the 2021 race. An email will be sent to registered runners with detailed instructions.

“The 2020 Quad-City Times Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix, and Arconic Jr. Bix may not be the races we are accustomed to, but it will certainly be historic,” Juehring said. “Please, stay safe, look out for each other and throw out kindness like confetti. This year we will Run With The Best – together, apart.”

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From March 23

For 45 years, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 has brought our community together. Throughout, the safety and well-being of our runners, walkers, spectators, staff, volunteers and our community at-large, has been our number one priority.

With that in mind, rest assured that we are closely monitoring the developing situation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) with the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, local public safety and public health officials.

As of now, our planning and preparations continue for the 46th annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 scheduled for July 25th, 2020.

Stay well,

Quad-City Times Bix 7 Race Organization

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