Twin Cities in Motion

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon


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!






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


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,

Things to keep in mind


- 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!


- 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.