Yes, we know it’s early. Yes, we know it’s a holiday. Join us for this fun and festive race through historic Northeast Minneapolis.
Race Start and Location
The 5th annual Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon begins at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014 near Fr. Hennepin Bluffs Park in Minneapolis. View a map (opens in new tab) of the area. Click here for tips on running in heat & humidity!
Relay runners will each run approximately one half of the course determined by the race directors. Awards will be given for the fastest male, female, and co-ed teams. Each runner will receive a finisher's medal.
There will be no official pacers for the race, but there will be signs indicating paces in the start area for your convenience to properly seed yourself in the starting corral. The course will allow for a 16-minute mile maximum pace before it closes. TCM will provide a SAG bus to follow the end of the race pack and pick up participants who are not able to finish the race in time.
The 2014 field will be limited to 3,200 participants.
All participants may place their warm-up clothing and other items in plastic bags which will be available at the Sweats Check for storing items during the race. If your sweats are in a backpack or a bag that is not transparent, you’ll be asked to empty the contents into one of our plastic bags in order to check them. WE DISCOURAGE RUNNERS FROM CARRYING THEIR SWEATS TO THE EVENT IN BACKPACKS, DUFFLE BAGS OR NON-TRANSPARENT BAGS. Please do not place valuables in your bag. When you pick up your race number, tear off the tag on the bottom and affix it to the outside of your bag. Bags can be dropped pre-race in the Sweats Check area near the pavilion.
NOTE: You should also include a business card inside your closed bag in case the tag falls off the bag. Volunteers will be checking the sweats bag number with your number when you pick up your bag. Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SWEATS UNATTENDED AT THE START, FINISH, OR ALONG THE COURSE.
There are various surface lots, parking ramps, metered-parking and non-metered parking available near the Start/Finish area. Parking fills up quickly on race morning so it’s best to arrive early to find a spot. Plan on walking a few blocks up to 3/4 mile.
St. Anthony Falls Parking Ramp is located at University Ave SE & SE 2nd Avenue. There is also a surface lot just east of the ramp. Due to road closure schedules, it is advisable to be in the ramp/lot by 6:00 a.m.
Do not leave valuables in your car.
If you park in the neighborhoods, please be courteous. Don’t block any driveways and respect private property.
TCM merchandise will be available for purchase in the TCM tent in the start/finish area. Don't forget to bring your wallet!
Have an Interesting Story?
Twin Cities In Motion recognizes participants with unique and inspiring stories. Every year we collect stories from runners, stories we call Faces in the Crowd. If you're running one of our events and would like to share your story, please share it here!
Rules of Competition
Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has established a Games Committee in accordance with the USA Track & Field (USATF) Rules of Competition. TCM follows and applies the USATF Rules in all events it conducts to ensure safe, fair races for all participants. There are two rules in particular that we want you to be aware of:
Buying/Selling/Transferring Race Numbers: TCM does not allow the selling or trading of Race Numbers and will take necessary action to prevent these transactions. If TCM Officials become aware of an individual involved in the buying or selling of an Official Race Number, the individuals involved may be banned from participating in future TCM events.
Headphones: While strongly discouraged, portable listening devices will be allowed in the half marathon. Those competing for awards of any kind may not use such devices. Cell phones and other devices capable of receiving communication are not allowed on the course.
If you love rules, you can read the rest of them here.