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Flood Run information

flood.run@polaris.com | Tel: 763-525-7756

55th Annual Flood Run®

Breakfast starts at 8:00am

Kickstands up at 10:30am

Bike Raffle at 7:00pm

September 19, 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

Next Spring Run on April 17, 2020

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

Meet RE

Your wristband helps kids be kids.

The Spring Flood Run artwork will showcase artwork drawn by RE.  The drawings are great for any child.  The fact that RE uses her feet make it phenomenal.  Pick up at T-shirt at any of the official Flood Run booths and select sponsor locations.

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Nauti Hawg

Maiden Rock

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Given the Minnesota and Wisconsin state order regarding COVID-19, the Spring Flood Run will not take place. We truly appreciate your support of this event and look forward to seeing you in the fall on September 19th.

There is a donation button above for those of you who wish to still donate this spring.  There is also a donate button on the @FloodRun Facebook fan page.   All money donated will go to @Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care.

The merchandise received will be available for purchase at the Fall Run.

If you have paid for your wristband online, you may donate the cost to Gillette’s, use the wristband for the Fall Run, or have the money refunded.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy during these unusual times.

-Ride on

Comaraderie

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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.

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:

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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