Red, White & Boom! TCM's Race Recap
It was a perfect day to sport your red, white and blue! Our Red White & Boom! Half Marathon & Relay took place on Friday morning, July 4, along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
We caught up with Jordan Mahieu, 35, of South Minneapolis who sported all things American in his race outfit, and asked a few questions while he caught his breath near the hot dog stand. Let it be known he spared no small amount of ketchup and mustard. When asked how his race went today, he enthusiastically replied, "It was pretty good. I did the Grandma's [Garry Bjorkland] Half [Marathon] about 13 days ago, so today was just for fun. I wasn't trying to tear it up or anything." A fan of the 13.1-mile distance, he said he's run a lot of half marathons because "it's the perfect distance. A full marathon is a lot of training. The half's just a fun distance."
Jordan has some great plans to celebrate our nation's independence today, too. "This afternoon there will be some fireworks and a little family grilling time," he said. "Tomorrow, me and a buddy are taking a boat out on the Mississippi."
Sounds like a perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend to us! Congrats to Jordan and all those who ran, volunteered and spectated at in this morning's Red White & Boom! TC Half Marathon & Relay.
Here are some of our fast facts from Friday's race:
1,152 hot dogs on the grill
- 1,460 uses of the #RWBoom! hashtag
1:12:53 - winner Zane Grabau's finish time
- 25 Middle of the Pack winners
700 gallons of POWERADE consumed
- over 250 volunteers
3 moving trucks filled with race day supplies
10 pace team leaders
1 dunk tank and a "Brit" to dunk
3 relay shuttle busses
- 13.1 miles of fun
Our next race is another fun one! We hope to see you at the TC Urban Dash on Saturday, August 9!