The results are in, and the TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon has been recognized by RaceRaves as the top marathon in Illinois.
RaceRaves, the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners, recently announced the winners of its “Best Marathons in the U.S.” poll. The top race in each state was selected based on votes from thousands of runners across the country, along with reviews and ratings on RaceRaves.com. More than a laundry list, the handy "who's who" guide will help first-timers and seasoned marathoners alike build their all-star marathon wish list.
(Due to their exclusive status and popularity as World Marathon Majors, the Boston Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon were excluded from the voting in their respective states.)
“The TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon is ecstatic about being named the Best Marathon in Illinois,” says Joe Moreno, race director. “It’s recognitions and participant’s reviews like these that make us realize we’re doing something right. It’s an honor we don’t take for granted in this very competitive industry of road racing and running. Thank you to all the past Quad Cities Marathon participants (our QCM Family as we call them) and RaceRaves for the acknowledgement; we’re very grateful.”
Finishers rave that the Quad Cities Marathon is “always well organized” and “very friendly”. Race Director Joe Moreno, who after more than 20 years at the helm, still makes an effort to high-five every runner who crosses the finish line.
“This initiative was born out of our passion and commitment to help runners discover the best races across the country.” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re thrilled at the enthusiastic response from runners nationwide, and we congratulate each of these first-class events on this well-deserved recognition.”
The complete list of winning marathons by state is available on RaceRaves.com.
Located on the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities is comprised of Moline/East Moline & Rock Island in Illinois; Davenport & Bettendorf in Iowa; and surrounding communities.
About the TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon
The TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course, captures the essence of our nation's heartland with its consistent connection to the Mississippi River, amazing views, and Midwest charm. Rated a fairly flat and fast course, it is a great Boston qualifier! Four cities + three bridges + two states = one memorable marathon along the Mississippi River. The two-state tour starts with a bridge crossing into Iowa, followed by nine miles in the Hawkeye State before crossing back over the river, through the Rock Island Arsenal, into Moline to finish where racers started. Given its slogan of “Run the River,” there’s no question as to the centerpiece of this event with much of the flat and picturesque course paralleling the mighty Mississippi.
Founded in 2014, RaceRaves.com is the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners around the world to share their experiences and find their next challenge. The company’s robust race database, intuitive search tools, finisher reviews from all 50 states and 75+ countries, and compelling editorial content establish RaceRaves as a trusted resource for runners of all levels. With its authentic voice and fast-growing audience of avid and engaged endurance athletes, RaceRaves helps brands and events connect with runners in today’s increasingly saturated marketplace.