Red, White & Boom! - 2019

Red, White & Boom!

Available Races
Star-Spangled Fun

Minneapolis Course

Run the half marathon or relay to enjoy our exclusive Minneapolis course filled with patriotic trivia and entertainment.

2019 Race Gear

Receive an exclusive 2019 finisher medal, Brooks Running® short-sleeve, technical shirt, and participant gift!

Holiday Celebration

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

Upgrade your entry and you'll receive a special gift, private race day amenities, lounge area, and VIP beverages.

Finishers Grill-Out

Complete your Fourth with hot dogs (veggie dogs upon request), Kemps All-American pops, photo stop, music, and lawn games.

Cooling Zone

Relax after the run in our popular post-race cooling zone! Think misting fans, lots of ice, and plenty of seating.

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!

View 1776 Society Members

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.

Learn More


Check out our FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Red, White & Boom!

Where is the race?

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.

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation is available online. Click here to access the search function.

Where can I find race day information?

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!

Where can I find Red, White & Boom! merch?

Shop our online store for Red, White & Boom! merchandise. A limited selection will also be available at the event!

Can I volunteer for this race?

Yes! We're looking for people available to volunteer at the event on race day. Help us set up the event, serve participants on course, manage logistics, and more. Click here to sign up online!