Twin Cities in Motion

July 4, 2016

Red, White & Boom!

TC Half Marathon, Relay, & 5K

Plan your vacation or "stay-cation" in Minneapolis for this year's Fourth of July weekend!

NEW IN 2016: Run the Red, White & Boom! 5K

More information coming soon!

Online Registration

Registration for this event will open on Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Celebrate Independence Day in Style! This race is perfect for:
  • Singles, couples, and families - hang out at our post-race picnic with food, lawn games, a dunk tank and family fun!

  • First-time runners - run an event with full course support, lots of spectators and the complete race experience!

  • Experienced runners - train for and race the full 13.1 miles!

  • Locals - run, cheer, volunteer! There's something to get everyone involved!

  • Out-of-town guests - check out our travel page for all the activities we have lined up for you!

Kick off your fourth with a half!



"Without question – the most enjoyable race I have run to date."  Mix in a Salad, 2014


"It was a great race– great course and TCM is easily becoming my favorite race organization. They just keep things simple, straightforward, professional, and still fun."  Kate Runs This, 2014


"Overall this race goes on my list of favorites. I am biased because I got to be there with my friends but thinking just about the race it was well organized, has nice swag, a pretty and challenging course, a nice start and finish area and plenty of course support" Just Plodding Along, 2013

Race Amenities
  • Brooks® technical men's and women's short-sleeve shirts ($24 value!)
    Size Chart

  • Family Fun Area: presented by Running Room, with post-race picnic, lawn games and family fun

  • Caribou Coffee Iced Crafted Press samples!

  • Support from volunteers, law enforcement, medical teams and staff

  • Sport Photo on site to capture your photos on the course and at the finish line!

  • VIP Experience upgrade option for just $15, including extra snacks, private potties and sweats check, and an additional participant gift (TCM beach towel, pictured, bottom right)

  • Kabomelette Food Truck - purchase fresh kabobs, omelettes, and hash on the go from this fast and fresh food truck

  • Easy access to start/finish with special hotel rates for out-of-towners

  • TCM Prize Patrol will be on the lookout to award prize packs to individuals who show Independence Day spirit. Show us your 4th of July style for the chance to win 1 of 13 "Boom Box" prizes full of goodies worth over $100!

  • Organized by Twin Cities In Motion, the region’s premier running event organization

  • TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $800,000 annually with its charity partners

Not planning to run? Volunteer!
VIP Experience

Did someone say private porta-potties?! The VIP Experience includes an exclusive additional gift, one free beer*, private porta-potties, sweats check and tent, as well as special post-race treats. VIP participants are also eligible for special awards and prizes!

*Must present valid ID



Run the Relay 

Looking for a change? Find a buddy and register to run 6.5 miles (either the first or second half of the course) in the two-person relay! 

Learn more

Pace Teams

TCM will have eleven pace leaders to help you meet your half marathon goal time! Pacers will be identifiable by their bright green shirts with 'PACER' on the back. Pacers will hold signs on a stick indicating pace and goal time, and will be in the starting corral 20 minutes before race start. Pace group listings will be announced on this page when they are available.


There will also 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.

Race Day

Race morning can be hectic. Please keep the following items in mind and take a look at the start/finish area map before race morning:

  • Click here for tips on running in heat & humidity!

  • Get to the race site early. Make sure you have plenty of time to use the porta-potties and load into the start corral.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

Take advantage of the weekend by watching the best of All-American baseball on the Fourth of July! Grab your friends and family for some major league fun and excitement at Target Field in Minneapolis. U.S. Bank Home Run Porch view tickets are available for only $25!  






Coming soon!

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!