Red, White & Boom!: Half Marathon

Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon

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Northeast Minneapolis, MN

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Train-Up, Tune-Up, Triumph!

Build up to your personal Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon triumph with a training plan from Life Time Run and a discounted tune-up race at the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon. Learn more here

Race Festival

Morning of festive activities including music, TCM PR Bell, lawn games, and a cooling zone.

Minneapolis Course

The half marathon includes a memorable finish across the American flag-lined Stone Arch bridge.

Finisher Grill-Out

Picnic with hot dogs (beef and veggie), Kemps All-American pops, Old Dutch chips, and more.

All-Ages Activities

Patriotic props at the photo stop, fun games like hands-free doughnut eating contest and interactive lawn games to play.

Cooling Zone

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

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Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Provide your race number (emailed race week) to pick up your race materials. Race morning packet pick up at the event is available for those unable to attend packet pick up. More information to come!

Location Date Hours
Summit Brewery, St. Paul TBA TBA
Father Hennepin Bluff Park  July 4  TBA

Included at packet pick up:

  • Race bib with attached timing device (do not bend)
  • Four pins to attach your bib to your shirt
  • Participant gear
  • Race day information and customer service support: Event Alert System level, last-minute course changes, parking tips, large maps
  • TCM merchandise available for purchase
Parking

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 for Minneapolis Parks metered spaces 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

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. You may reach a reservation specialist directly by dialing the below telephone number.

Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (866) 211-4611 or (612) 375-1700 or Residence Inn Reservations at (866) 211-4612 or 612-340-1300 and ask for the Red, White & Boom TC Half Marathon group block  to get the group rate of $139.00. Please note there is a two-night minimum stay requirement.

If you are looking to extend your stay pre or post current block established or are having difficulties in making your reservation(s), please call Kory Kingsbury at (612) 758-7895 or email kkingsbury@renminneapolis.com.

Book your group rate for Red, White & Boom TC Half Marathon

Last day to book at this rate is June 4, 2020.

Spectators

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.

Results

2020 Red, White & Boom! results will be posted online after the race. Use the dropdown arrow to select year and distance.

For results from 2010 - 2020, click here.

2019 Course Information for Reference
Review maps and read through our race day information guide!

2019 Course Map

2019 Race Information

Free Half Marathon Training Plan

 

The Red, White & Boom! half marathon course celebrates all Minneapolis has to offer. Whether you're crossing the American flag-lined Stone Arch Bridge at Father Hennepin Bluff Park or commemorating men and women who served in World War I along Victory Memorial Parkway in Minneapolis, MN, you'll feel the All-American spirit as you start your Independence Day with a boom!

The half marathon course begins on the west side of the Mississippi River, running northwest along West River Parkway. After mile 3, participants turn north to merge onto Theodore Wirth Parkway, tackling the most significant incline on course before entering the pristine greenway of the Victory Park neighborhood. The parkway honors the memory of 568 Hennepin County residents killed in WWI. The half marathon relay transition takes place near mile 6.5 and participants turn east just before crossing mile marker 7.

Half marathon participants head southbound until rejoining West River Parkway and entering the picturesque Stone Arch Bridge, lined with American flags for a memorable Fourth of July finish.

Questions?

When should I register?

General registration for the Red, White & Boom! opens December 5th. Registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on July 3, 2020, whichever comes first.

Registration prices increase as the field fills from $54-$81. Register early for the lowest price!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2020 Red, White & Boom!

Can I transfer from the half marathon to another distance?

Registrations may be switched one time to the 5K or Half Marathon Red, White & Boom! event. Additional fees and restrictions may apply.

Registrations may be transferred to another person. Registrations may only be transferred one time within the designated transfer period for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration. Participants may not transfer into the Relay from another event.

The Red, White & Boom! transfer deadline is June 19, 2020. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. 

Log in to your Race Roster account to begin a switch or transfer. Click transfer and follow the instructions. Email registration@tcmevents.org with questions. 

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

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org or call 651-289-7700 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. 

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Red, White & Boom! participants must, however, be able to maintain an average of 16-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are not permitted in the Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon. Strollers are permitted in the Red, White & Boom! 5K. See 5K page for details.

Will there be half marathon pacers?

Yes, there are TCM pacers supporting runners on race day.  2020 Pacers will be announced in early 2020. Please see the table below for reference goal pace or goal time from 2019.  

Goal Time

Goal Pace

First Name

Last Name

1:30

6:52

Gerad

Mead

1:40

7:38

Jim

Winkels

1:50

8:24

Seigo

Masubuchi

1:55

8:47

Tim 

Wright

2:00

9:10

Paul

Stein

2:00

9:10

Heather

Lund

2:05

9:33

John

Weeks

2:10

9:55

Kim

Magadance Burns

2:20

10:41

Richelle

Schmitz

2:30

11:27

Tonya

Dunn

2:40

12:13

Erin

Manthey

3:00

13:44

Aubree

Derksen

Can I run with my dog/pets?

We love four-legged friends, however, they are not permitted on course. Thanks for understanding.

Can I volunteer for the event?

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 learn more!

What is Rewards In Motion?

Rewards In Motion (RIM) is our rewards program that gives back to you for participating in Twin Cities In Motion's events. It is completely FREE and takes just a few minutes to sign up. Once you're registered you will be placed in a tier based on how many previous TCM events you've ran. Each tier offers early registration access at the lowest price, points towards discounted race registration fees and free gifts. 

Click here to register today!

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