Firecracker Run

2017 Firecracker Race Results :

Remaining Firecracker Run Shirts can be purchased at MCEC for $10 each.

Start your 4th of July off with a bang by participating in the 41st annual Excelsior Firecracker Run!

Enjoy challenging, scenic terrain that includes stunning views of historic downtown Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka as you navigate the 1 Mile, 5K or 10K route. With rest stops, live music and plenty of enthusiastic volunteers along the way, runners can expect a fun-filled Fourth of July morning.

The Firecracker Run kicks-off a full day of festivities in downtown Excelsior that includes a kid's parade, sand sculpture contest, Lucas Oil Air Show and, of course, fireworks.

Last year, over 2,300 runners participated in the Firecracker Run, which is organized by Minnetonka Community Education and Excelsior Chamber of Commerce.

Race Details

  • Choose between a 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K and 10K.
  • The 5K and 10K races are chip-timed.
  • 5K and 10K participants receive a wicking t-shirt. One-mile participants will have the option to buy a wicking t-shirt. Preferred sizes guaranteed to pre-registered runners only.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K.
  • The first, second and third place finishers in the 1-Mile will receive a gift card.


  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
  • All races start at Excelsior Elementary and end in the Excelsior Commons.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run starts at 7:40 a.m.
  • 10K Run starts at 7:50 a.m.
  • Race packet pick up will be Monday, July 3, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Excelsior Elementary School.
  • Same-day registration will be available on Tuesday, July 4, starting at 6:15 a.m. at Excelsior Elementary.


Firecracker Run 2016

Thank you 2017 Firecracker Sponsors

Kowalski's Markets
Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics
Excelsior Family Dental
State Farm: Chad Babcock