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54th Annual Flood Run®

Breakfast starts at 8:00am

Kickstands up at 10:30am

Bike Raffle at 7:00pm

April 18, 2020 |  Beach Bar

2030 St. Croix Trail S, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN

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Buy a raffle ticket to win an Indian Flat Tracker (FTR) 1200

Raffle proceeds benefit Soldier 6.

This ride will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Fall Run on September 19, 2020

Comaraderie

Join other riders

Meet Tanner

Each year the Feyereisens host an opening day event in May to officially kick-off summer at the field. Opening day grows a little each season—this year, guess how many people were there? 

More than 50 kids of all ages and abilities, and dozens of parents gathered to celebrate opening day 2016. Super America donated food for the event, Minnesota Twins announcer Jim Cunningham called the game via a PA system, and there was a trumpeting duo on hand to play the national anthem, seventh inning stretch and more. Gillette communicators were there to capture the event. We detailed the festivities and the field's powerful message in the video above.

Several journalists were on-hand to cover the excitement as well: 

  • KSTP reporter Ellen Galles covered the event. The nearly 6 minute story aired on the 10 p.m. news and later on affiliates KAAL, WDAY and KSTC.

  • Major League Baseball (MLB) writer Rhett Bollinger wrote a story and published an accompanying video for MLB.com.

  • The Feyereisen's local newspaper, the New Richmond News, was at the field to document opening day.

 

Tanner eloquently summed up the mantra of the field during an interview with KSTP. He said the field is a safe place for kids who want to join in the fun of America's favorite pastime. "They know they are not going to be bullied and they are not going to feel sad," he said.

Watch Tanner's story and opening day on YouTube

Imagine a real-life "Field of Dreams." Not in the movies or some fantasy land, but in the backyard of a Gillette family's home just outside of the Twin Cities. That's exactly what Leah and Nick Feyereisen have created. The inspiring story began when Leah gave birth to triplet boys—all with disabilities of varying degrees. One of their triplets, Tanner (now 9), was born with cerebral palsy and clubfoot.

The boys, especially Tanner, faced bullying as a result of their disabilities. As a result, their parents decided to build a simple backyard baseball field, where all are welcome and treated with kindness. It's a place where kids can see Tanner in action and realize he's a baseball loving kid not so different from themselves. Fast forward a few years and the field has turned out to resemble that real-life "Field of Dreams"—because kids of all abilities from near and far have been flocking to the sandlot to play.

Run Information

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.

Support our Sponsors

Many of our sponsors have discounts for Flood Run® participants.

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!

 

Indian FTR 1200 Bike Raffle

Win an Indian FTR 1200 motorcycle. $20 per ticket. 

Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle 

Tickets for raffle can be purchased at select sponsor locations and Flood Run® booths. Raffle drawing is at 7 pm at the Beach Bar.  Proceeds for the raffle go to Soldier 6.

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Sponsors

Premier Sponsor:

Early wristband pick up at Bison Thunder Motorcycle

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About The Flood Run®

History

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.

 

This ride will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare