The 2010 Quad Cities Marathon

Imagine PixelCraft has over two thousand images of marathon runners and race activities in our Quad Cities Marathon Photo Galleries. Imagine PixelCraft and Ron Abel Photography has been associated with this important sports event as official photographers since 2009. We have been given access to the start/finish line and as a result have been able to produce thousands of high quality photographs of many of the marathon runners, athletes and fans. This year we were able to capture some of the best marathon photos anywhere!


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The Quad Cities Marathon (QCM) takes place on one of the most beautiful courses of any urban marathon in the United States. The marathon highlights the beauty of the mighty Mississippi River and the marathon course runs past and through a number of Quad Cities landmarks, such as the historic Arsenal Island, the I-74 Bridge, and did I mention lots of river scenery. There are also bands, entertainment, along the 26.2mile course and dozens of hot air balloons drifting overhead or tethered along the course.

The Quad Cities Marathon is a USA Track and Field (USATF) certified course as well as a Boston Marathon qualifier event. This race is one of the most important sports events in the Midwest.

In addition to the marathon, four other events are staged at the same time—a half-marathon, a five-person relay, a 5K run, and a one-mile, walk-for-the-cause event. In addition, on Saturday organizers hold a “Fun Run” open to kids of all ages and abilities. Click here for more information about the Quad Cities Marathon.


See more of the best photos of the Quad Cities Marathon.

Proceeds from the Quad Cities Marathon benefit the UsToo Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network. Us TOO is a grassroots, non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with this disease.

QCM Sponsors include: THE National Bank, Palmer Chiropractic College and Clinics, Trinity Health Systems, Happy Joe’s, ORA Sports Medicine, KJWW Engineering, i wireless Center, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, Happy Joe’s, MetroLink, Noodles, Iowa Cancer Specialists, GroupO, Zimmerman, Radisson, AT&T, Air Tran, Dex, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, Quad City International Airport, Darrell Bush, Imagine PixelCraft, Names Around Town and others.

With over 4,000 runners of all ages, the Quad Cities Marathon has something for everyone. From the fittest athletes and elite runners to the casual jogger, everyone seems to have a good time. This year’s marathon was no exception and the smiles captured in these great photos of the Quad Cities Marathon show it!

— Ron Abel

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