Run the half marathon or relay to enjoy our exclusive Minneapolis course filled with patriotic trivia and entertainment.
2018 Race Gear
Receive an exclusive 2018 finisher medal, Brooks Running® short-sleeve, technical shirt, and participant gift!
The event is part of a two-day, city-wide festival, ending with a huge evening fireworks display over the Mississippi River!
Upgrade to VIP
For just $25, you'll receive a TCM technical trucker hat, private race day amenities, lounge area, and VIP beverages.
Earn your swag with the Virtual Race. Run any place, any time, any distance. Register by June 19 for swag before July 4!
Complete your Fourth with hot dogs (veggie dogs upon request), Kemps All-American pops, photo stop, music, and lawn games.
NEW: Cooling Zone
Relax after the run in our brand new post-race cooling zone! Think misting fans, lots of ice, and plenty of seating.
How quickly can you eat America's favorite dessert after you race on the Fourth of July? There's one way to find out...
The 1776 Society: Running the Boom since 2010!
The 1776 Society is an exclusive group of runners recognized for its consistency and persistence in having finished the Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon, Relay, or 5K race all eight years of the event's existence (2010 through 2017). Only 109 members remain! These runners can be identified by a special sticker on the corner of their race bibs and especially bright smiles at the finish line!
Minneapolis Riverfront Celebrations
Celebrate America's Independence Day at the FREE Minneapolis Red, White and Boom festival!, a two-day celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board with an outdoor movie in the park, Family Fun Zone, local vendors, balloon artists, face-painting, and more!
The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and also features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale - a huge fireworks display over the Mississippi River at 10 p.m.
Check out our FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Red, White & Boom!
The Red, White & Boom! takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The race area has historically been located in Northeast Minneapolis near Father Hennepin Bluff Park and Boom Island Park.
Registration confirmation is available online. Click here to access the search function.
Select your distance above. On each page, you will find packet pick up details, hotel, parking, spectator and training team information. Scroll down to download the course map, see race details, parking information and more resources. Check back before the event for the latest information!
Shop our online store for our brand new 2018 Red, White & Boom! merchandise. A limited selection will also be available at the event!