Gear and Gift
Custom, Brooks® short-sleeve, technical shirt, valued at $24 and participant gift.
Exclusive Finisher Medal
Beautifully-crafted, 2019 event finisher medal at the finish line, designed locally by Kick!
The 5K runs along the Mississippi River before a memorable finish on the Stone Arch Bridge.
The VIP upgrade includes bonus race day amenities, a special gift, and exclusive party area.
Picnic with hot dogs (beef and veggie), Kemps All-American pops, Old Dutch chips, and more.
Morning of festive activities including a DJ, TCM PR Bell, lawn games, and a cooling zone.
Evening Fireworks Display
Celebrate in Minneapolis with a two-day festival. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m.
Patriotic props at the photo stop, free Kids Dash with prizes, and fun lawn games to play.
For your convenience, packet pick up is available before the event. Check back for times and location
Monday, July 2
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
RACE DAY, July 4
Starting at 5:15 a.m.
On race day, packet pick up will move to Father Hennepin Bluff Park, located at 420 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Please check back for recommendations on nearby hotels!
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.
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.
Limited VIP passes are available for purchase to add convenience and fun race day amenities to your event experience. The VIP upgrade is available to participants and guests and VIP wristbands are required for access to the VIP Experience Tent on race day.
- Bonus race day amenities including private gear check and toilets
- Exclusive VIP lounge area
- Extra post-race snacks -- fruit, treats, beer,* and mimosas* *valid photo ID required
- Special participant gift: limited edition orange Twin Cities In Motion technical trucker hat
- Post-race massage
Add VIP to your race registration to enjoy special race day perks!
Check our FAQs!
Online registration will open later this year. Check back for pricing and details!
Registration will close when the field limit is reached.
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"@gmail.com 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!
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.
Registrations may NOT be transferred to the relay, but may be transferred to the half marathon and 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 Wednesday, June TBA, 2019. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email email@example.com with questions.
Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
No, you may walk or run at a comfortable pace. Please download "Race Information" for details.
Strollers are permitted in the Red, White & Boom! 5K. Strollers are not permitted in the half marathon or relay. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in the Red, White & Boom! 5K must be able to maintain a 20-minute-per-mile pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller.