58th Annual Flood Run®
September 16, 2023 | Beach Bar
2030 St. Croix Trail S, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN
100% of all funds collected, wristabnds, sponsorships, vendors, merchandise, etc. Will go to Gillette Children's
8:00 - 11am
The sport bike route has been modified to incorporate the Gold Star run stops. See the route page for details.
As long as there is no prohibition on gathering during the periods of the Flood Run, we plan to hold the event.
Being outdoors and on motorcycles is a great way to social distance.
Next Spring Run on April 20, 2024
Joslyn Jane Rogers is a cheerful, enthusiastic 11-year-old. She has many interests including reading, gaming, swimming and baseball. Joslyn also has cerebral palsy (CP) and she’s been a patient at Gillette Children’s since she was just a year old.
Joslyn was born at 26 weeks, weighing just 2 pounds and 3 ounces at the time of her birth. She and her family spent the first 75 days of her life in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Prompted by a phone call from Gillette to families who had children who were born prematurely, Joslyn’s mother, Jessica Disbrow, made an appointment with a Gillette therapist. This prompted additional testing that confirmed Joslyn’s CP diagnosis, and her family set out on a course of treatment at Gillette that is unique for every patient. For Joslyn, this meant extensive therapy, injections, and surgery.
Now 11, Joslyn has continued with therapy at Gillette and recently returned home from a rehabilitation stay following surgery. Having missed Christmas at home multiple times in her life due to hospital stays, she was thrilled to be discharged just prior to the holidays in 2022.
According to Joslyn's mom, Jessica, “Gillette provides care for your child, but they also provide access to a community of people, resources and tools that you don’t know about until you need them. They’ve helped connect us with many organizations through the years that bring together parents who have children going through similar challenges. It’s kind of a blessing to know that you don’t have to do it alone.”
That is what it is all about. Helping kids be kids.
Find out more about Gillette and their over 125 years of helping kids and their families at: https://www.gillettechildrens.org/
Gillette has been helping kids be kids for over 125 years.
Check out Joslyn's artwork on this spring's tee shirt
Join other riders
Pick-up wristbands at the Flood Run® booths. While you are there pick up an official Flood Run® t-shirt, pin, hat, hoodie, bandanna, etc. 100% of the money you spend in an official Flood Run® booth goes to Gillette's. Merchandise is donated by Polaris Foundation and Indian Motorcycle.
Support our Sponsors
Many of our sponsors have discounts for Flood Run® participants. You can support our sponsors all year.
About The Flood Run®
The Flood Run® motorcycle ride has always been a charity event. From throwing sandbags in 1965, to buying a benefit wristband to support a great cause.
This ride will benefit Gillette Children’s
The Flood Run® has a history of giving. In 1965, 12 motorcycle riders rode 90 miles to Winona, MN to help sandbag during the 1965 Flood.
Most of the original 12 spent the next several years in Vietnam, but all were back home by 1970. They decided to carry on the tradition. Jim Noteboom named the ride The Flood Run®. As the years went by, a fall Flood Run® was added to have twice as much fun.
Over the years, the Flood Run® motorcycle run/ride has grown and gone through many changes. It is one of the oldest and largest runs in America.
The original run went down Minnesota highway 61 to Winona. Over the years, some riders began riding down Wisconsin 35. Now the run is a loop running down both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the river.
At Highway 10, riders can go left into Prescott, or right to Highway 61 and down the nostalgic Minnesota side. Riders can cross the Mississippi in Prescott, Red Wing, Wabasha, or Winona. Cross the river where ever you like, jump in where ever you like, or do the full Gold Pin Tour. Just make sure to purchase a Flood Run wristband to show your support for the Children's Hospital.
The Flood Run® is run by dozens of volunteers. Their passion for children and generous giving of their time is what permits this epic event to happen each spring and fall. Please extend a sincere “thank you” to those you run across that make your day on the Flood Run® a great day.