Twin Cities in Motion

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon

Spectators

Top Vantage Points

Runners love being encouraged during a race! There are several prime spots to catch a glimpse of the participant you're following on this half marathon course. As always, please be respectful of private property and keep in mind that runner safety is most important. Grab a coffee, make a sign, and bring along your friends to support the athlete in your life!

 

Mile

       

Location

 

Start/Finish Area

 

Father Hennepin Park at St. Anthony Main

 

Mile 1-2

 

Boom Island Park - NE Main St from Plymouth Ave to Broadway Ave

 

Miles 2 - 5

 

NE Marshall St from Broadway Ave to St. Anthony Pkwy

 

Mile 5 - 6.5

 

St. Anthony Pkwy from the Mississippi River to NE Polk St

 

Mile 6.5 - Relay Transition

 

Norwegian Hill at Deming Heights at Polk St (Highest point of elevation in Mpls!)

 

Mile 6.5 - 8

 

NE Polk St from St. Anthony Pkwy to N 18th Ave

 

Mile 9

 

Logan Park

 

Mile 10.5

 

NE Marshall St & Broadway Ave (Course crosses this area twice - mile 1.5 & 10.5)

 

Mile 12 - Finish

 

West River Pkwy

 
Entertainment

Several groups join in on the holiday fun on the morning of the 4th! We're currently scouting for entertainment groups for 2014! Rock bands, dance teams, choirs, cheer squads, marching bands, community musicians, DJs, and whatever else you can think of are all welcome! To reserve a spot on the course to entertain, contact Participant Services & Events Manager, Greg Haapala, Greg@tcmevents.org.

Things to keep in mind

Do:

- Help keep the course cleaner than when the race started by cleaning up your trash.

- Stay for the last runners, they appreciate the support as much as the winners!

Don't: 

- Provide food or beverages of any kind to the runners. 

- Turn on sprinklers for the runners.  Not all runners like to get their shoes wet and cooling off in this method can actually cause someone to have an increased risk of heat stroke.

- Set up anything on the course.

Parking Information

- 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.