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5K Course | 5 Mile Course


We know this won't be our typical Run with Carl, but we are still so excited to see the Quad Cities

Community come together to support this amazing Labor Day Tradition! To celebrate the 26th year of

RWC, put on your SPECIAL EDITION Run with Carl shirt, grab a running buddy and use the map routes above to run, walk, bike - or whatever mode of transportation you desire - the course on your own time. Then, post a photo on Facebook with the tag #RWC2020 to commemorate the day!



Do I have to register or pay for the Socially Distant Run with Carl? Nope! There is no registration or payment required to participate in the 2020 Run with Carl. Because of this, we will not be asking any participants to report their times or any of that. Our hope is to see everyone's feed flooded with #RWC2020 posts, helping us all continue to honor Carl's legacy!

Is there a specific date I need to have the "race" run by? No deadline for this race - you can run it any day, any time!

I love race t-shirts... Will you be selling any? We will have a Run with Carl 2020 shirt for sale soon, keep an eye on your email and on our Facebook page for more!

Eh, running isn't for me. What if I want to make a donation? That's great, thank you for your generosity! To make a direct donation to Run with Carl and the Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley School Foundations, CLICK HERE, and you will be taken to the official PayPal page. 

I don't live in the Quad Cities, but want to support RWC. What can I do? We want anyone around the world who knows and loves the mission of Run with Carl to support this year! If you are able, you can purchase one of our shirts, make a donation, or if you're unable to do those options, run 3.1 miles in Carl's honor, wear one of your old Run with Car shirts, and post a picture of it with the tag #RWC2020!


Proceeds from the annual Labor Day "Run with Carl" benefit Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley students. The 2019 race raised over $15,000 for each foundation and proceeds are used to fund scholarships for graduating Seniors in both districts and are also used to support innovative classroom grants in BCSD.  We could not do it with YOU!


Run with Carl Executive Committee


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