2021 Big Island & Back! Paddle Event - August 7, 2021


We are going to have to make this tough call and cancel the race due to the thunderstorms in the area.

This is a huge disappointment since this event brings out the best people, but we're hoping you'll come join us at Excelsior Brewing at 11:00am because the party is still on! 

Come for your swag bags, your bib stickers, free pizza, and lots of great prizes to give away from our sponsors!!

We can all talk about how fast we were going to paddle and who was going to win.

So many people worked to make this a great day, so we'd love to see your smiling faces. 🙂

We hope to see you then!

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We are excited to announce the 8th Annual Big Island & Back! 10K Paddle on Saturday, August 7, 2021 starting at 9 am. Tune up your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, August 7, 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.

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 and, of course, beer! Awards and door prizes at 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!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Mary Salisbury at msalisbury@freshwater.org