Red, White & Boom!: Relay

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Red, White & Boom! Two-Person Relay

Date and Time

Northeast Minneapolis, MN

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Participants Receive

Half the Distance

Run half of the half marathon, but still take part in all of the fun! The course is split in two for the relay.

Same Great SWAG

Participants receive a custom, Brooks® short-sleeve technical shirt, valued at $24!

Easy Transportation

Catch the relay bus to or from the transition area and enjoy post-race treats after you finish!

Post-Race Food

Enjoy a fun grill-out with hot dogs (veggie option available), drinks, and Old Dutch chips!

Unique Race Bibs

Relay participants enjoy their own race bib color so spectators can easily identify and cheer for you!

Evening Fireworks Display

Come back at 6 p.m. to enjoy live music and family activities. The big fireworks show begins at 10 p.m.

VIP Upgrade

Take race day up a level with VIP. Get more amenities, a special gift, extra food, and post-race fun!

Fun Photo Ops

Ring the TCM PR Bell or pose with patriotic props at our finish line photo stop!

2018 RWB Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Cross the finish line and you'll be awarded with a locally-designed 2018 finisher medal, featuring a back panel space for a custom iTAB with your name and time.
Brooks Short Sleeve Technical Shirt

Technical Shirt

Participants receive a Brooks Running® short-sleeve technical shirt. Check back for the 2018 color and design!
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

For your convenience, packet pick up is available before the event.

Monday, July 2


9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 3


9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

RACE DAY, July 4

Start Area

Starting at 5:15 a.m.

On race day, packet pick up will move to Father Hennepin Bluff Park.

Parking Information

Paid parking is available at a variety of ramps and lots on either side of the river. Half marathon participants are encouraged to park near their start line on the west side of the Mississippi River.

City of Minneapolis metered spaces are not enforced on Independence Day. Please be aware not all metered spaces in Minneapolis are operated by the City; always read the information posted on the meter to be certain.

Be aware that normal parking rules and fees apply and take note of any hooded meters (no parking). Allow for at least 30 minutes of extra time on race morning; Main Street closes to traffic between 3rd Avenue and 6th Avenue at 5 a.m. and reopens at Noon, West River Parkway closes to traffic between Stone Arch Bridge and Plymouth at 6 a.m. and reopens at 11 a.m. and other streets surrounding the start, finish, and course may be blocked. Please plan your route ahead of time and be respectful of private property.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 225 3rd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55401, is approx. .8 mile from the start area and offers a special rate to participants and spectators under the Red, White & Boom! room block.

  • Book your room online or contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the Red, White & Boom! room block to get the group rate of $139.00 for a Standard Room by June 4, 2018.

If you are looking to extend your stay pre- or post-current blocks established or are having difficulties in making your reservation(s), please call Kory Kingsbury at (612) 758-3205.


Friends and family are welcome to come to the race, bring a motivational sign, and watch and cheer on participants! As always, please be respectful of private property and do not enter the race course. Pedestrians are permitted to cross the course at intersections where race officials are present to direct foot traffic.


2018 results will be available after the event. 

For results from 2010 - 2016, please click here.

2017 Virtual Results


Check out our FAQ's. 

When should I register?

Online registration is available until field fills. If space remains, in person registration will be available on race day.


February 15 - February 21: Online Registration

Two-Person Relay Registration


February 22 - May 31: Online Registration

Two-Person Relay Registration


June 1 - June 28: Online Registration

Two-Person Relay Registration


Race Week Registration: Starting June 29 at 9 a.m.*

Two-Person Relay Registration


*Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

Registration Notes:

In order for each person to receive registration confirmation, one must provide a unique email address for each unique registration. For example: John and Jane Smith using "smithfamily" for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

Prices listed do not include processing fee.

We’re dedicated to providing safe, fun and high-quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities to promote health and fitness. Thank you for your support! 

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation for the Red, White & Boom! is online. Click here to access the search function. Enter your first and/or last name and click Apply to search. Click on your name to view your registration confirmation.

Can I have more than two people on my relay team?

No, the relay is limited to two persons only. 

Can I switch from the relay to a different distance?

Registrations may NOT be transferred to another distance, but race registrations for select TCM events may be transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration. The Red, White & Boom! Transfer deadline is June 20, 2018. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Assigned race numbers are never transferable. View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email with questions.

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to next year?

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email or call 651-289-7701 within 48 hours of when you submitted your registration. If accepted, you will be refunded your race entry fee; online transaction fees are non-refundable. Deferrals are not permitted.

Can I pick up my friend's packet?

Yes. Please have ready their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name. Registrants will be notified of race numbers in the pre-race email following the end of online registration. Picking up others' packets is limited to FOUR at a time if others are waiting; thanks for understanding. 

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

Yes. If you are unable to pick up your packet before the event, packet pick up will also be available near the start line beginning at 5:30 a.m.