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Excelsior Firecracker Run FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Excelsior Firecracker this year?

Excelsior Firecracker is July 4, 2024

Where is Excelsior Firecracker?

All races will begin at Excelsior Elementary School, near the playground, and end in Excelsior Commons.

Where/When is Packet Pick-Up or Day-Of Registration?

July 3: 2-6 PM at Excelsior Elementary School Gymnasium. Directions to follow.

July 4: 6-7:15 AM at Excelsior Elementary School Gymnasium. Directions to follow.

Where can I park? 

Parking is available in the Excelsior East Lot (behind Excelsior Brewing), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, and some limited spots at Excelsior Elementary. There is also ample paid street parking available. No shuttle is provided.

*PLEASE NOTE: The West Parking lot will be under construction and there will be very limited parking available*

Can I have more race information?

There is a 1-mile race beginning at 7:30 AM, 10k race beginning at 7:50 AM and the 5k starting at 8 AM. You can find the race routes on our home page. Strollers and walkers are allowed. This is a chipped and timed race. Results will be available on the website following the event.

What if I have to cancel?

The race is non-refundable. Please email for transfers.

Can I register the day-of?

Yes, you can register the day-of the race. You will not receive a shirt for day-of registrations, you can pick it up July 11- August 1, 2024, at Lakes Running Co.

Are dogs allowed?
For the safety of our participants, we ask that you leave your furry friends at home!

Are strollers allowed?

Can I walk the 1-mile, 5k or 10k?

Absolutely! The race course is torn down by 10 AM.

What if I register AFTER June 19?

Participants who register after June 19 will not receive a shirt at packet pick-up. Participants can pick up their shirt following the event on July 11- August 1 at Lakes Running Co. Excelsior. This aids in shirt waste and cleaner events.

Is there food and drink available?

Water stops will be available along the route as well as at the finish line. We will also have post-race snacks at the finish line.

There will be 13+ food vendors serving a variety of foods. We also encourage you to check out the breweries and restaurants on Water Street and Downtown Excelsior.

What would I have to pay for?

Any purchases from food vendors. Event merchandise is also available for sale.

Food vendors' pricing is based on their own pricing regulations.

Cash or card, and Apple Pay, are accepted.

What happens in case of emergency or lost/found?

First Aid, emergency responders and lost/found will be located at the finish line.

Where are bathrooms located?

Portapotties are located at Excelsior Elementary, along the race route, and the Commons Park in Excelsior.

Where can spectators watch the race?

Beginning, end, and anywhere along the course.

Who can I contact with additional questions? 

Please email with additional questions.

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