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Bridge House

Website: Family Resources, Inc.

The Bridge House is a residential facility for adolescent females ages 12 to 18. Most of the young women in the care of Family Resources, a social services agency in Davenport providing a safe haven for women, children and families, have suffered some type of physical, emotional or sexual abuse prior to arrival. They carry varied mental health diagnosis and sometimes act outward/inward in destructive ways. Bridge House offers a safe place for girls to explore and understand themselves, their feelings and their disruptive patterns of behaviors.

In November 2013 JLQC provided an extreme makeover of the facility’s Comfort Room along with an “I AM” Wall. A comfort room is a designated space designed to calm the senses and provide a sanctuary away from stress. This room will be used as a tool to help the girls embrace calming techniques in order to decrease agitation and aggressive behavior.



When and where is the event?

Event will be held on Saturday, August 9th beginning at 7:30am. Event will be held in Coal Valley, IL at Case Creek Obstacles.


What is the format?

All women, 5K (ish) off-road obstacle race, chip timed event for women of all athletic abilities. Includes mud pits, rope bridge, a lot of mud, tire wall, army crawls, did we mention mud? Plus several more surprises!

The course is designed to encourage exploring the limits of your comfort zone, but unless you are in the competitive division, it is not mandatory that you complete all of the obstacles. Competitive division racers must complete all obstacles to place. Expect to get dirty, make friends and feel empowered!


Why should I be inspired to participate?

JLQC’s “I am...” Initiative is to help improve the perception and self-image of women and girls through leadership and empowerment to inspire change.


How much does it cost?

Competitive Division: $65 per racer (includes event tee, chip timed race entry with competitive chip scored obstacle, post-race beverage (the 21+ kind), post race snacks); Recreation Division: $65 - Early Bird special $55 per racer (same as Competitive Division, except no scored obstacle)


Who does it benefit?

In addition to funding Junior League of the Quad Cities initiatives, a portion of the 2014 race proceeds will benefit Family Resources, Inc. - The Bridge house.


How do I register?

Race registration is open at GetMeRegistered. This event is capped at 500 racers. Racers must be at least 18 years old to participate.


Will there be a bag check this year?

NO, however the parking will be a lot closer so any items you don’t want lost, stolen, or really muddy, you should leave in your car.


May I watch the race if I am not racing?

Yes, this event is all about empowering women so all support is welcomed, however due to safety and liability reasons no one other than volunteers and race participants are allowed on the course. The only spot for spectators will be the start/finish area!


Will there be awards?

The Awards Ceremony will take place after the final competitive racer crosses the finish line. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Competitive Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, Largest Team, Best Team Costume, and Best Individual Costume. Best Costume categories must register themselves no later than 10am at the event!


Is there a post race party?

Racers & Volunteers, Please join us for the I AM Strong After-Party at Azteca 3 in Bettendorf! Party starts around 11:30AM (Or whenever you're done at the race site) with Beer & Margarita specials plus a FREE Taco Bar! Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls will be performing LIVE under the tent starting around 12:00PM! Event is FREE to our Racers and Volunteers, if you are a fan of the race or band and want to enjoy the festivities, we ask you make a $10 donation at the door! Proceeds benefit JLQC and Family Resources, Inc. - The Bridge House


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