If you like running 7 miles with huge hills, high temperatures, and high humidity… then the Bix 7 is for you! It had been over 6 years since I last ran the Bix and I had totally forgotten how much torture it was. The hills are just brutal and the 10000000% humidity didn’t help the situation. The real fun is hanging out after the race with friends at the local bars.
The Bix 7 was this weekend. For those of you not from the Quad Cities, it is the biggest event of the year, which consists of a 7 mile and very HILLY race around Davenport. This race tests your endurance like no other race. Truly! There are festivities all weekend in the downtown area. I had been asking Julie to run the race for years, and finally convinced her to run it with me. We ran side-by-side, which is one of our favorite things to do together as a couple. We came in at the same exact time although I’ll admit, I think Julie beat me by a hair (proof is in the picture). The official race times:
Time Name Hometown State
1:05:10 Julie Wassmer Naperville IL
1:05:10 Marty Wassmer Naperville IL