Eighth Annual Big Island & Back 10k is Aug. 7

St. Paul, MN—Freshwater’s eighth annual Big Island & Back! 10K Paddle will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021 starting at 9 am. Tune up your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, Aug. 7, for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. The race will start near the swim area at Excelsior Beach Park. Freshwater’s goal is to get paddlers of all ages and skill levels out on Lake Minnetonka for a great community summer event and raise money for a couple of worthy causes.

This year, as you go around the island, stop and see the new Big Island Nature Park—maybe take a break and explore!

Don’t miss the after-party at Excelsior Brewing Company beginning at 11 am for refreshments from Joey Nova’s, music and of course, beer. Awards and door prizes will take place around noon. Make a day of it and explore beautiful Excelsior!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf program and Freshwater Society.

Registration is online at www.trireg.com/bigislandandback, and more information is at freshwater.org/biab.

About Freshwater

Freshwater’s mission is to inspire and empower people to value and preserve our freshwater resources. Since 1968, Freshwater has been a leading public nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving freshwater resources, their surrounding watersheds, and drinking water. For more information, please visit freshwater.org. To see other press releases, visit freshwater.org/in-the-media.

Contact for more information

Race organizer: Dana Mavros, dmavros@kw.com
Freshwater contact: Alex Van Loh, avanloh@freshwater.org

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