Red, White & Boom!: 4 Mile

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A Four Mile Run and a Star-Spangled Celebration

Start Fourth of July with a race and a county fair-themed festival.

NEW distance

The 4 mile race will get Independence Day off to a strong start.

Gear & Medal

Earn an exclusive 2022 finisher medal and Brooks Running® technical shirt!

Cooling Zone

You bring the heat, we’ll provide the cool with a refreshing race festival cooling zone.

Star-Spangled Post Race Fair

Enjoy a county fair-themed post-race festival with games and treats.

Finisher Grill-Out

It wouldn’t be summer without tasty items sizzling on the grill.

TC Kids Run Free Program

Run the 4 mile like a grown-up or the TC Kids Sparkler Dash mile, half mile and pre-K races. Open to runners aged 18 and under.

In-Person & Virtual Options

Choose the option that's right for your situation and preference. Run in Minnesota virtually, even if you’re stranded in Iowa.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Cross the finish line and you'll be awarded with a 2022 finisher medal, featuring a back panel space for a custom iTAB with your name and finish time.

Technical Short-sleeve Shirt

Brooks Running® men's and women's technical short-sleeve shirt!

Women's Tank

Brooks Running® women's tank option!
Race Details
Registration & Pricing

Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24. 

Below is the registration pricing for Red, White & Boom! Tier 1 and Tier 2 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 3-7 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability. Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size. 

RWB price


Training Plan

This training plan is designed by Chris Lundstorm - Head Coach of Minnesota Distance Elite.

A three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and has a Ph.D. in kinesiology. 

Download Training Plan 

RWB Training Plan


Gear Check

Participants using Gear Check may only drop off gear at the Gear Check desk in the clear plastic bag they are given at Packet Pick Up. Items in other bags will not be accepted.  


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.  




Summit Brewing Company Ratskeller

Saturday July 2 

1 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Summit Brewing Company Ratskeller

Sunday July 3 

1 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Boom Island Park 

RACE DAY, July 4 

7 a.m. - 9 a.m. 

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 & Drop off

NOTE: Subject to change. Check back closer to event day for final event details.

Parking is very limited; we strongly encourage carpooling or using public transportation.

Be sure to allow plenty of time (45 minutes to an hour) between arrival and start time to walk to the packet pick up area, use toilets, check your gear, line up in the start corral, and prepare for the event. The start lines are over 0.25 miles from the packet pick up/festival area. Please plan your route ahead of time and be respectful of private property.

DROP OFF/PICK UP ZONE: is located near Sheridan Memorial Park. To access this area, exit I-94 at Broadway St., take a left on Marshall St. NE, and then an immediate left onto 13th Ave. NE. Participants may be dropped here and can walk to the packet pick up area, approximately 0.6 miles. Vehicles and pedestrians in drop-off zone should use caution entering and exiting this area.

Please be cautious of areas with no parking signs. Please do not park in the Ramsey Neighborhood (adjacent to Boom Island Park). This is reserved for residents.

Virtual Race Information

Participants in virtual 4 Mile will be able to submit results June 1 – December 31, 2022. Submit results here

Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration on or by July 20, 2022. If you have not received your gear by that time, please contact us at

Any changes to your address must be sent to prior to Friday, June 24. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses. 

TC Kids Run Free Program

NEW in 2022! All kids aged 18 and under are welcome to run any distance for free. Kids in 4 Mile will receive the same amenities as the adults. To learn more about the TC Kids Run Free Program click here

Kids in the TC Kids Sparkler Dash will receive a fun finishers gift. There will be age appropriate distances including an approximate mile, half mile, and pre-K dash.

Download the TCM App

Download the Twin Cities in Motion App to stay up to date on race details, track race runners, track event participants and more!


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. 

Please be cautious of areas with no parking signs and be aware of traffic conditions in the city of Minneapolis. Please do not park in the Ramsey Neighborhood (adjacent to Boom Island Park). This is reserved for residents. 

Results & Awards

Live results will be available via the Twin Cities In Motion app (available on iOS or Android) on race day.

Click here to view all past year’s Red White & Boom! results (use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance).

Full 2022 results will appear here later on race day (link coming soon).

Age group awards will be mailed out post-event for the categories of men, women, and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age group. Age groups include 14 & under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, and continue in five-year increments until the 80+ age group. Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards.

If you have any issues or questions about your results, please fill out the Results Question Form on the MTEC website.

Hotel Information

Red, White & Boom! TC 4 Mile

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 4 Mile group block to get the group rate of $169.00. If you are looking to extend your stay pre or post current blocked dates or are having difficulties in making your reservation(s), please call Kory Kingsbury at (612) 758-7895 or email

Red, White & Boom! TC 4 Mile

Start date: 7/1/22
End date: 7/6/22
Last day to book: 6/1/22

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot for 169.00 USD per night

Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot for 169.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for Red, White & Boom! TC 4 Mile




Volunteers keep us in motion! Register here to be a race day volunteer for RWB! 2022. 

Public Health and Safety Update

Please refer to this latest document, regarding to public health and safety, and COVID-19 cancellation. 



Why are you changing the distance(s) offered?

After needing to shorten the half marathon distance multiple times in the past couple of years due to heat and inclement weather, we wanted to shorten the distances offered.  We thought, what is more fun than running 4 Miles on the 4th of July!

I am a 1776 Society Member, will I still maintain my status in 2022, and going forward?

Yes, all those holding 1776 status (meaning they’ve ran every Red, White & Boom! since 2010) will continue to be a part of the 1776 Society.  

When should I register?

Online registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1 or, whichever comes first. Walk up registration will be offered at packet pick up July 2, 3 and 4, if spots are available. Register early for the lowest price! 

How can I see if I am registered?

Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2022 Red, White & Boom! 

What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

Since the start of the pandemic, Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has worked closely with permitting municipalities and agencies, the State of Minnesota, and medical and crowd science experts to determine how to best provide the Twin Cities with a safe large-scale in-person races. Additionally, in advance of all events TCM maintains close communication with public safety officials. Safety has always been our organization’s top priority, and we continuously monitor COVID-19 and all other public health and safety risks. Any event changes or updated protocols will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week.  

If you are interested in learning more, including our cancellation policies for both COVID-19 and reasons other than COVID-19, click here

Can I make any changes to my registration?

Registrations may be switched between the in-person event and virtual event OR to another person one time. Transfer fees and restrictions apply. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event. 

Runners wishing to make changes to their registration must complete the process by Friday, June 24 There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.) 

Email 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 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. 

Can I pick up my friend’s packet?

Yes. Please have their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name available during pick up. 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 in line; thanks for understanding. 

For a swift pick up process, please fill in this Packet Pick Up Authorization form in advance, form will also be available at pick up too. 


Is there a time limit for finishing the event?

You may walk or run at any time during the race. Participants must, however, be able to maintain a 20-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits. 

Are strollers / dogs permitted?

Strollers are permitted in the 4 Mile and must display a stroller bib assigned at packet pickup. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in the Red, White & Boom! 4 Mile must be able to maintain 20-minute-per-mile pace (pace coming soon) and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller. 

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.