The Quad Cities Marathon is happening on Sunday and it will result in several road closures.

Athletes from all over will come together on Sunday to run the 26th Annual Quad Cities Marathon. The 26.2-mile race will begin at 7:00 a.m.

Because it's such a long race across the river, there will be road closures in place for parts of Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island on Sunday morning.


The race starts at Vibrant Arena, off of River Drive in Moline. They'll go to University Drive, around the QC Jet Works building, then back onto River Drive to cross into Iowa.

The I-74 Bridge/Bettendorf

KWQC reports that runners will cross the I-74 bridge on the bike & pedestrian paths. Bettendorf road closures will be in place will be from 7:00 a.m. until about 10:30 a.m.

You'll encounter runners at the below places. Bettendorf police ask you to be courteous and patient. Officers will be out to help move cars along as swiftly and safely as they can.

  • North on 17th Street to Mississippi Boulevard
  • West on Mississippi Boulevard to Kimberly Road
  • North on Kimberly Road to Lincoln Road
  • East on Lincoln Road to 14th Street
  • South on 14th Street to Alcoa Avenue, then back North on 14th Street to Lincoln Road
  • East on Lincoln Road to 23rd Street
  • South on 23rd Street to Central Avenue
  • West on Central Avenue to 18th Street
  • South on 18th Street to Mississippi Boulevard
  • South on 17th Street to George Thuenen Bridge
  • Cross Bridge to Mississippi River Trail and head towards Davenport


If you're going to the Freight House Farmers' Market on Sunday morning, you'll need to get there from Ripley Street. West River Drive around 2nd Street & Gaines will be closed from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

If you want to cheer on the marathoners, you will not be able to park at River Heritage Park in Davenport because American Serenade is docked there.

You can see the full marathon map on Quad Cities Marathon's website.

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