Red, White & Boom!: Virtual

Red, White & Boom! Virtual Race

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Run the Boom From Anywhere in the World
Make your July 4th something big with the Red, White & Boom! and receive

Custom Medal

An extra-blingy medal for Red, White & Boom! virtual race participants, designed locally by Kick.

Cool Gear

A patriotic Red, White & Boom! Virtual Race multi-functional neckwear bandana.

Flexible Location

Participate anytime, anywhere, and any distance. Run from your front door or get a group together at the cabin!

Results and Prizes

Submit your finish time online to be counted in our "official, unofficial results" and qualify for prizes!

2018 Red, White & Boom! Virtual Medal

Exclusive 'Virtual' Medal

Run for the bling! Participants receive a medal designed exclusively for Red, White & Boom! virtual race participants, featuring fun, star cut-out.
2018 RWB Virtual - Gear

Great Gear

Rep the Red, White & Boom with this patriotic, multi-functional headwear. The breathable fabric makes this piece extremely versatile; wear it in over 20 different styles!
Race Details
Race Kits

Register for the Red, White & Boom! Virtual Race and you will be mailed all the materials you need for the Red, White & Boom! in a race kit! Your race kit includes a custom, patriotic multi-functional headwear bandana and high-quality medal. Download your race bib and instructions on how to have a great race on this page (see downloads below). Kits will be mailed at the end of June.


Let Running Room help you train for the distance you're hoping to to run for the Virtual Race! The Running Room’s unique approach to training will keep you motivated from start to finish! Our running program is designed by runners and is meant for runners of all abilities. Topics covered in our programs include: finding the proper running shoes, nutrition tips, motivation and how to run a half marathon.

Contact Running Room: Darcy Berard,, 612-240-3534

Visit Running Room for more information!


Results are compiled from self-reported submissions.

2018 Virtual Results

2017 Virtual Results

Complete Your Holiday Weekend
Design your own course and earn the BLING!

Celebrating Fourth of July at the cabin or out of state? You can still run the race with the Virtual Red, White & Boom!

  • Friends and families who celebrate the holiday at the cabin, out-of-state, or wherever, who want to run in a 4th of July 5K or half marathon from wherever you are (whenever you want).
  • Building out your own holiday race traditions. Maybe you want to run mid-morning and have post-race Bloody Mary's. Maybe you want an early evening race with post-race s’mores. It's totally up to you!
  • Competitive runners – Design your course, race, and submit your finish time to be included in our official, unofficial results!
  • Fun-runners – Win extra SWAG by posting your photos on Instagram with #runtheboom and #rwbvirtual.
  • Service men & women – Participate in this patriotic event from anywhere in the world with special pricing on GovX.

Choose to run anytime after you've registered. Be sure to submit your finish time by July 6 to be included in results.


When should I register?

Online registration is open through July 9.


February 15 - February 21: Online Registration

Virtual Race Registration


February 22 - May 31: Online Registration*

Virtual Race  Registration


June 1 - 19: Online Registration*^

Virtual Race  Registration


June 20 - July 9: Online Registration*^

Virtual Race  Registration


*Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

^In order to receive your race materials during the first week of July, participants must register prior to June 19. Participants who register after June 19 will receive their race materials after July 4 in mid-July.


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.

What is a virtual race?

Virtual races allow you to enjoy some of the fun qualities of traditional road racing without constrains of running on a particular course on a given date and time. Registering for the Red, White & Boom! Virtual Race will earn you a customized, patriotic multifunctional headwear bandana and high-quality medal without attending the event in Minneapolis at 6:30 a.m. on July 4th. Want to run a solo half marathon from your front door on July 3? Great! Family reunion 5K at the cabin? Sounds like an amazing new tradition!

When will I receive my race kit?

Registrations prior to June 19 will have race materials mailed at the end of June. Participants who register after June 19 will receive their race materials in mid-July, following the physical Red, White & Boom! event in Minneapolis.