Minnetonka Community Education celebrates 4th of July with 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 4th of July morning. The Firecracker Run raises money to support the Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce July 4 Fireworks and kicks-off a full day of festivities in downtown Excelsior that includes a kid's parade, popsicle social and, of course, fireworks. Minnetonka Community Education coordinates the Excelsior Firecracker Running events in partnership with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is in charge of the overall July 4th Celebration in Excelsior. 30% of the proceeds from the Firecracker Running events are donated by Minnetonka Community Education to the Chamber of Commerce for the Excelsior 4th of July Fireworks display. Without the help of our wonderful volunteers, the 4th of July Excelsior Firecracker Run would not be possible. Our volunteers help with registration and packet pick up, parking and directing the runners on the routes (corner guards). We are in need of volunteers and are able to offer short shifts to ensure you can get back before your 4th of July events begin. All volunteers also receive an event staff t-shirt. Visit bit.ly/2SsxagS to learn more about volunteering for this event. Please visit bit.ly/FirecrackerRun2021 or call (952) 401-6800 to learn more about the Excelsior Firecracker Run, to register or to volunteer.