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Join us at Excelsior Brewing Company on August 17th at 9:00 AM for a 1 mile fun run, followed by a 5k at 9:30 AM starting and ending at the brewery! All proceeds from this event will go directly to Children’s Cancer Research Fund in loving memory of Maddison Mertz.

Weave through Excelsior on the Three Rivers Lake Minnetonka Regional Park Trail at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a┬ácelebration with live music, games, prizes, raffles, food, drinks, and FUN waiting for you at the finish line.

What’s Included? All participants receive a race shirt and a raffle ticket to enter to win one of our outstanding drawings (don’t fret we will be selling additional tickets at the brewery for plenty of opportunities to enter). Adults, your registration includes a frosty special edition “Angel Ale.” Kiddos, we have you covered with ice cream!


This is an open course, meaning roads will NOT be closed. You are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and regulations.

This event is designed to start and end at the brewery. We will have volunteers along the way to help you know where to go. Our co-host, The Lakes Running Company with have start and finish arches. Bibs will not be chipped. A finish line clock will be provided.

Adults must bring a valid ID or driver’s license. You do not need to be 21 to enjoy the event, but you must be 21 to enjoy the beer.

We run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

There will be no bag check; please plan accordingly.

The fun run starts at 9am. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to for same day check-in and to check out our partners, sponsors, and pre-race warm up.

Don’t forget cash. In addition to your swag and freebies, there will be games, raffles, food, and plenty more beer.

There is nearby street parking. We encourage carpooling and safe, designated drivers.

Look for our informational email closer to the event. We will remind you of these details, share special offers with packet pick-up, and let you know anything else you may need to know.

Cheers to great weather, awesome company, and raising money for an outstanding organization.



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