The 2009 Minnetonka Challenge will be held Saturday, July 18, and challenge swimmers to swim five miles from Excelsior Beach to Wayzata Bay.

Mandatory check-in is from 5:30 to 6:20 a.m. at Excelsior Beach and is followed by a mandatory pre-race meeting at 6:30 a.m.

Fruit, muffins and drinks will be served at the finish line at Wayzata Beach and the award ceremony will wrap things up from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Participants must register for the swim and pay an entry fee of $25. Register for the Minnetonka Challenge online by July 14 to participate.

For more information visit the Minnesota Masters Swimming Web site.

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