Register NowWhere: From Wadena, MN to Rochester, MN. ‘10,000 Reasons to Donate’ will be the sixth and final leg of a 2000 mile journey over a six year span.
Total length: 317 miles
When: May 20 – June 2, 2018
Cost: Minimum contribution of $2.00 per mile, which will be used to promote organ donation awareness and provide financial assistance for organ recipients. This contribution will also cover supplying water for horses and finding daily staging areas. All riders are encouraged to solicit sponsorships in addition to the minimum mileage cost.
Riders: Staging areas will be available at the end of each day. Light lunch and snacks along the trail will be provided. Riders will be responsible for all other meals. Riders may join/stop at any leg of the trip. Riders should pack appropriate clothing (including raingear) and be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions. All riders must be in the saddle and on the trail by the scheduled time each morning. Ending time will vary based on length of ride and daily conditions. Be prepared to ride at various speeds. Riders considering participating in the entire ride should have arrangements and staff for moving vehicles and staging. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult family member with a signed waiver.
Horses: Hay, grain, and any other special needs for horses to be arranged by individual riders. Water for horses will be available at each campsite and along the trail as necessary. Portable corrals for horses will also need to be supplied by participants. Horses crossing state lines into must have current (within 30 days) health certificates and negative coggins. No stud horses or non-tethered foals will be permitted on the ride. Lease horses available at $100/per half day by reservation.
Volunteers: Not a horse person or don’t own a horse, but believe in the mission and want to join? Volunteers are needed to help transport vehicles, feed horses and riders, set up/take down corrals, direct traffic, and share personal stories of donation. ATVs are welcome to join us along the trail. Campers welcome as well.Ride Map & Schedule Ride Merchandise