Last month, I was able to experience one of the most anticipated events of the summer in the Quad-Cities area—the Bix7 race. Being from the East Coast, I was a newcomer to the Bix.
Each year people from all around the Quad-City area and beyond—even Africa!—gather to run a 7-mile course that is mapped out on the streets of Davenport. From professional runners to people with a passion for running and those who ran or walked just for the experience, around 18,000 people participated in this year’s race.
I was lucky enough to have a friend whose house sits along the middle portion of the course, so I was able to have an up close look at the proceedings. I enjoyed seeing friends run the race and watching all of the different costumes of those who chose to dress up.
In the evening, I also attended the street festival and visited several vendors, all while getting to spend some time with great friends from Palmer. It was a great time, and of course, a nice break from school work!
Third trimester student, Davenport Campus