Minneapolis tap water to help runners beat heat at Red, White and Boom race

Runners at tomorrow’s scheduled Red, White and Boom! TC Half Marathon will endure some extreme heat. In response, race organizers have shortened the run to five miles and are making sure Minneapolis tap water is at all three aid stations.

This is the first time the race will be providing Minneapolis tap to runners at race course water stops. The switch from bottled water guarantees that there will be enough drinking water for runners – no matter how much they need to drink. Also, at the finish area at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, runners, spectators and race organizers will have access to a water bottle filling station. Everyone headed to the race is encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle so they can stay hydrated.

Race organizers decided to shorten the race after forecasts predicted high temperatures in the mid-90s on race day, accompanied by high humidity levels. The shorter course will make it possible for runners to finish before temperatures climb to dangerous levels.

The third annual Red, White and Boom TC Half Marathon is organized and directed by the nonprofit corporation Twin Cities In Motion. TCM provides community supported, nationally recognized, high quality running events, which attract athletes of all ages and abilities and promote health and fitness. For more information, go to.


Minneapolis is the state’s largest producer of drinking water. Every day, we make around 50 million gallons of clean tap water that meets or beats federal Safe Drinking Water standards. Unlike bottled water, which often costs more than gasoline, Minneapolis tap is a bargain at less than half a cent a gallon. Plus, drinking Minneapolis tap water is a better choice for the environment because it creates less waste: no shipping or single-use plastic bottles are needed for folks to enjoy it.

Minneapolis tap water is delivered to thousands of homes and businesses throughout Minneapolis, Bloomington, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, Hilltop and the Morningside neighborhood of Edina. It also goes to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

You can get more information on the quality and value of Minneapolis tap water online from Tap Mpls


Published Jul 3, 2012



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