Camp Smile Fun Run

Young runners take off at a previous Camp Smile Fun Run Mile before the Luck O’the Lake 5K in downtown Excelsior. The Irish fun returns to Excelsior on Saturday, March 16.

Ring in St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish celebration in downtown Excelsior.

Saturday, March 16, will begin with a festive run and 5K followed by a day packed with fun! The Camp Smile Fun Run Mile is scheduled for 9 a.m. and is a run for the whole family. The Bridgewater Bank Luck O’The Lake 5K, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., is the first in the 2019 Lake Minnetonka Running Series. It will be followed by the Firecracker Run on the Fourth of July and the Apple of the Lake Run in the fall.

Other St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Excelsior will include a heated tent party, beer garden, kids activities, food and drink, Irish dancing, live music and more.

The fun run is $10, the 5K is $45. Visit for a full schedule and to pre-register for the runs.

Enterprise reporter

Meghan Davy Sandvold is a regional reporter covering the eight Southwest News Media communities. Born and raised in the Lake Minnetonka area, she now calls Eden Prairie home.