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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

Registration/check-in   

       8:00 - 11am

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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

Meet RE

Ruth Evelyn likes to be called RE.  She is a bundle of energy with an enchanting smile.  RE loves roller coasters, dancing, gymnastics, Disney princesses and coloring.  She likes to play in her neighborhood park; slides are her favorite.

 

RE had a dream to ride a bicycle like any other child, even though she was born without arms.  RE’s mom, Karlyn Pranke, is a firm believer that anything is possible for her daughter.  RE has been beating the odds since her birth.  She makes iPda videos, feeds herself, and creates artwork using her feet.

 

To make the dream a reality, Karlyn turned to the staff at Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care, where RE has received care since she was born.  The result is a custom-made device that rests against RE’s shoulders and connects to her bicycle’s handlebars.  She can now steer safely and confidently.

 

Mission accomplished.

 

Read more about RE’s story on Gillette’s website: https://www.gillettechildrens.org/khm/a-girl-a-bike-and-a-dream

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The Fall Flood Run 2023 artwork showcased artwork drawn by RE.  The drawings are great for any child.  The fact that RE uses her feet make it phenomenal.

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Run Information

All makes and models are welcome.

Wristbands are $10.  Please preregister for the run.

The official start and end is at the Beach Bar in Lake St. Croix Beach, MN.

Get your gold pins for completing the entire ride.

Be Safe! Don't drink and ride!

Official Merchandise

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.

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Run Information
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Comaraderie

Join other riders

Sponsors
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Sponsors

Premier Sponsor:

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History

About The Flood Run®

History

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

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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.

 

Thank you.

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