Big Island and Back

2019 Big Island & Back! Paddle Event - August 10th


The race has moved to SUNDAY (August 11) due to weather! Timing of the event remains the same. 

We are excited to announce the 6th Annual Big Island & Back! 10K Paddle on Saturday, August 10th starting at 9:00AM. Tune up your canoe, kayak or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. We start near the swim area at Excelsior Beach Park. Our 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.

Don't miss the after-party at Excelsior Brewing Company beginning at 11:00AM for refreshments from Joey Nova's, music and of course, beer! Awards and door prizes at around 12 noon.

Make a day of it and explore beautiful Excelsior!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our sponsors!