Excelsior Firecracker Run
Get your Fourth of July started on the right foot when you sign up for the Excelsior Firecracker Run. The race gets started with a bang and runners are off. Along the course you can expect to see rest stops, live music and a plenty of enthusiastic volunteers lining the course.
The Firecracker Run kicks off a full day of 4th of July fun in Excelsior which includes a kid's parade, sand sculptures, an air show and a grand finale full of fireworks.
Runners line up for this event every year to enjoy the challenging yet scenic terrain that includes stunning views of historic downtown Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka as the navigate through the 1-Mile, 5K or 10K routes. All three races start at Excelsior Elementary School and finish in the Excelsior Commons. The 1-Mile Fun Run kicks off the day's action at 8:10 am, followed by the 10K run at 8:30 am, with the 5K run rounding out the race waves at 8:35 am. The course is filled with rest stops, live music and plenty of volunteers to cheer you along the way, runners can expect a fun-filled start to their Fourth of July celebrations.