Twin Cities in Motion

July 4, 2016

Red, White & Boom!

TC Half Marathon, Relay & 5K

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a fun, family-friendly morning of races and activities!

Half Marathon Results

5K Results

Relay Results

NEW IN 2016!
  • 5K distance, a great choice for a shorter holiday race

  • Slip N' Slide at the finish line (see photo below!)

  • Post-Race Party Picnic includes DJ with music in the Family Fun Zone

  • GNC sampling at Packet Pick Up and in Family Fun Zone

  • National Anthem played live by trumpet player

  • Don't forget: Shop the Running Room pop up store at Packet Pick Up for your last-minute race needs

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 SWAG and plenty of spectators complete your race experience!

  • Experienced runners - train for and race the full 3.1 or 13.1 miles! Prize money is on the line at the half marathon this year!

  • 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!


"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

Kick off your fourth with a half!


"Without question – the most enjoyable race I have run to date."  Mix in a Salad, 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 shirt ($24 value, pictured right)
    Size Chart

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

  • 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!

  • Half marathon pace teams (See Maps & Course for details)

  • VIP Experience upgrade option for just $20, including extra snacks, private potties and sweats check, and an additional participant gift

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

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

  • TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives.

Not planning to run? Volunteer!
VIP Experience

Did someone say private porta-potties?! The VIP Experience includes an exclusive TCM insulated water bottle, one free beer* provided by The Local and Summit Brewing Co. private porta-potties, sweats check and tent, as well as special post-race treats. VIP participants are also eligible for special awards and prizes! Sign up for the VIP Experience by adding this option to your race registration. Space is limited.

*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

Race Day

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

  • Prioritize parking - worry about this BEFORE race day. See more tips on parking on the "Maps and Course" page.

  • Get to the race site early - make sure you have plenty of time to use the porta-potties, utilize sweats check and load into the start corral.

    • Porta-potty efficiency: form an independent line in front of each porta-potty to minimize wait time.

  • Relay participants, don't miss the transportation bus - last bus leaves at 6:30 a.m.! See the "two-person relay" page for details.

Family Fun Area, presented by Running Room

Stick around after your race to enjoy our Family Fun Area, presented by Running Room at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park next to the finish line. The Family Fun area will include a post-race picnic complete with a slip n' slide, bean bags and other lawn games, spike ball, a DJ with live music and sampling by our various partners!


Slip N Slide waivers will be available in line at the slide for those without race bibs. Remember to bring a towel to dry off with after you participate!

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!  

Order Tickets!






Spend some quality time at a ball game this summer! It's the perfect time of year to attend one or all of the games in this triple header at Target Field! 

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!