This ride will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare


56th Annual Flood Run®

September 18, 2021 |  Beach Bar

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


       8:00 - 11am

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 16, 2022

Meet Colton

Colton Byrnes is one of the newest superheros.  At 6 years old, he has handled 57 surgeries.  Yet he is mostly known for his love of singing and dancing.  He could probably perform the entire production of "Hamilton" if you asked him.  He is described by his parents as a warm and loving child.

Colton's family jokingly call him the 20-million dollar man as that is about the cost of his medical care to date.  It is worth every penny, but it is not easy.

Colton's condition is called VACTERL which is a catch-all term for a congenital condition that affects multiple areas of the body.  Some of Colton's procedures include 2 spinal cord reattachment surgeries, multiple open-heart and brain surgeries, a tracheostomy and G-tube, tubes in his ears, and hand surgery. 

The Gillette Assistance Program (GAP) helps the families afford the cost of the medical expenses. 

The funds brought in with the Flood Run directly helps families like Colton's family.  It helps them provide the necessary care to their children and be able to focus on their children instead of on their medical costs.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to the Flood Run including our volunteers, riders, and sponsors.  You are directly helping kids be kids.

Get more information at:


Your wristband helps kids be kids.


Supporting the Flood Run Supports Superheros


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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.  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.

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!

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Premier Sponsor:

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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. 

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