• Taking Part in a Poker Run

    Posted on June 6th, 2018 Aric Wyman No comments

    For those not already in the know, a poker run is a specially organised racing event where competitors pick up cards at different checkpoints. The race consists of between five and seven checkpoints and at the end of the race the winner is the person with the best poker hand.  Poker runs can be completed using a wide range of different types of vehicles. While motorcycle races are the most common version, poker runs have also been completed in speed boats, on horseback, in rally cars and even in snow mobiles. The main point of this type of race is having fun, while it is also important to make sure that each competitor knows where the checkpoints are and that the cards can be easily collected without having to pause the race. You can look up the rules of the game beforehand, to make sure everybody knows what is a good hand ranking and not. Arranging a poker run where all of the proceeds go to charity is a great way to have fun while supporting a good cause. There are lots of different ways to raise money for charity during a poker run such as charging the competitors money to enter, selling tickets to watch the fun and gaining sponsorship from different companies. The city of Ottawa in Canada currently holds the record for the largest poker run at a single venue. In 2012 an impressive 586 motorcyclists took part in the race in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer research. Poker loving friends who are looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or a stag party may well find that holding a poker run is a great option and you can choose to keep the event strictly to friends and family members or open it up to anyone who wants to take part.