Virtual Red, White & Boom! - 2020

Presented by Summit Brewing Company

Virtual Red, White & Boom!

Available Virtual Races
Star-Spangled Fun on the Fourth of July

Celebrations will look a little different this year, but we can still celebrate virtually with our friends and family with the Virtual Red, White & Boom! presented by Summit Brewing Company. With fun gear and participant gift, you can build your own unique race day experience right at home. There will also be fun social media challenges to take part in, as well as a Virtual Scavenger Hunt with our partner, Summit Brewing Company that you can enter to win a Summit Cabin Crusher Aqua Lily Pad (must be 21+ to win prize).

Here are some activities for the kids to tryout while celebrating this weekend!

Print off your own bib and personalized back tag for your race

5K

Relay

Half Marathon

Back tags 

TCM has also compiled a few alternative routes for your 5K, Relay or Half Marathon:

North of Summit Brewing 5K

West of Summit Brewing 5K with warm up and cool down 5K

East of Summit Brewing with warm up and cool down 5K

Minneapolis 5K

St. Paul Half Marathon

Minneapolis Half Marathon

 

The 1776 Society: Running the Boom since 2010! 

The 1776 Society is an exclusive group of runners recognized for its consistency and persistence in having finished the Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon, Relay, or 5K race all ten years of the event's existence (2010 through 2020). Fewer than 100 members remain! These runners can be identified by a special backtag and especially bright smiles at the finish line!

The virtual event will still count towards keeping your 1776 Society status!

View 1776 Society Members

Questions?

When is the race?

The Virtual Red, White & Boom! presented by Summit Brewing Company, will take place Saturday, July 4 –  Saturday, July 18. 

Where is the race?

With this being a virtual event, your race can take place anywhere you can safely practice social distancing. 

Where can I find race day information?

Select your distance above. On each page, you will find specific details on your race. 

What are some guidelines for safely running outside?

TOP COVID-19 RELATED SAFETY TIPS 

  • Don’t run if you feel sick  

  • Follow all public health guidelines, including social distancing guidelines of staying 6ft from people not in your household 

  • Don’t gather in large groups and avoid congregating in common areas - Do not run the RWB race course at the original start times on the 4th  

  • We discourage runners from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth 

  • Wear a mask in public settings before and after your run 

  • Prepare for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains 

  • Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass 

  • Alter your route or time of day you run if you find it too crowded to ensure appropriate social distancing 

 

TOP GENERAL SAFETY TIPS 

  • Drink when you feel thirsty, bring plenty of fluids 

  • Run before it gets too hot or on a less humid day 

  • If you’re feeling hot, lightheaded, or dizzy during the run slow your pace to prevent overheating 

  • Follow all traffic and pedestrian laws at all times—roads aren’t closed, so you must be responsible for your own safety and maintain situational awareness  

  • If wearing headphones, keep volume down and only wear one ear bud.  Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you 

  • Look and listen both ways before crossing 

  • Write down or tell someone of your running route and when you plan to run 

  • Wear reflective material if you must run before dawn or after dark 

  • Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe.  Include any medical information. 

  • Run against traffic so you can see approaching automobiles