JEWEL IN THE CROWN POKER RUN – SYDNEY HARBOUR
Saturday 14th May, 2016
17 Boats and 200 participants
The inaugural Sydney Harbour ‘Jewel In The Crown Poker Run’ was hosted at d’Albora Marinas – The Spit. This Poker Run designed for cruisers was the first of its kind to be organised by Great Australian Poker Run and the first of its kind to be witnessed on Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Harbour looked its superb sparkling best on the day and the Poker Runners enjoyed a perfect and spectacular late autumn boating day. There were card pick ups at Fort Denison, Shark Island and off Bondi. Available to participants were joy rides on the super fast and powerful Loose Cannon, food delivered to their boats, live entertainment, and a fun-filled day that lasted into the night.
“What an awesome effort by you Alex, and everyone involved. Congratulations on the achievement of $57K, simply amazing. Next year will be even bigger! Have you got the dates yet – I will lock it into the calendar”
POKER RUN HUNDY – MILDURA
Sunday 10th April, 2016
25 Boats and 100 participants
The Poker Run Hundy held at Mildura on Sunday 10 April 2016 was attended by over 100 participants in 25 boats. Friends and family experienced the fun of the Great Australian Poker Run on a 100 km round trip on the Murray River following the same iconic course as the Mildura 100 race. There were card pick ups along the way and on return to the Mildura Ski Club the rest of the poker hand was played out with the boat Pink Bits declared the ultimate winner.
“Ripper day fellas! Thanks for having us along, We all loved it. Good laughs and good music at each end.
We’ll be back for sure”
Awesome day run by an awesome crew!! Thanks guys we WILL be coming to the next one!”
Alex Ross at the Poker Run Hundy – Mildura, skiing 50 km along the Murray River on a wooden fence paling to raise $2000 towards the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Alex, the director and event organiser of the Great Australian Poker Run, said it was a fun way to raise awareness for the disease affecting 350 people in Sunraysia and thousands more nationwide. The average age of diagnosis in MS cases is 30 although children as young as 10 have been diagnosed.
QUEEN OF HEARTS RUN – TOWNSVILLE
Saturday 6th February 2016
65 Boats and over 230 participants
The first Townsville “Queen of Hearts” Poker Run was held Saturday 6th February, with boats and jet skis of all sizes departing from Breakwater Marina to Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island and back. The Great Australian Poker Run team were aiming for 20 boat registrations for the first run, and were blown away when 65 boats lined up with 230 people ready for a great day on the water.
“”Well organised by a great bunch of people. Already looking forward to the next one!””
“Wicked weekend boys!
Thanks for bringing it up north.”
“It was a great day. Well done to the organisers, sponsors and entrants.”