The 20th annual Quad Cities Marathon steps off Sept. 24, and Joe Moreno, its director, is the scheduled speaker at the Aug. 23 meeting.
The 26.2-mile run starts and ends in downtown Moline. The course offers features that virtually no other race course could offer:
•A consistent connection to spectacular views of the Mississippi River
•It includes 5 races, culminating in the full marathon – which is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon
•It passes through 4 cities, crosses 3 bridges, and runs in 2 cities and 1 island.