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Excelsior Firecracker Run FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Excelsior Firecracker this year?

Excelsior Firecracker is July 4, 2023

Where is Excelsior Firecracker?

The race will begin at Excelsior Elementary School, near the playground, and end in Excelsior Commons.

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

Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are not allowed in the race or during the event.

Are strollers allowed?

Yes, we can't wait to have you!

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


What if I register AFTER June 13?

Participants who register after June 13 will not receive a shirt at packet pick-up. Participants can pick up their shirt following the event on July 25- August 25 at Lakes Running Co. Excelsior.

Is there food and drink available?

Water stops will be available along the route as well as 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. 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.

Who can I contact with additional questions? 

Please email with additional questions.

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