A Vegas-style variation on the 10K and 5K, the Poker Run and 21 Sprint are lap races around Kellogg-Zaher Park: runners receive a card after completion of each lap, and the best hand wins! Poker Run is 5 laps for the best 5-card stud hand; 21 Sprint is 2 laps, and the best Blackjack hand wins. Runners may elect to "hit" by running additional laps and trying to improve their hand.
Refreshments and raffle prizes will follow the race. Awards will be given for first place male and female in each event, and all participants receive a commemorative technical shirt.
The Poker Run 12 Hour is a relaxed, customizable event that allows runners to select whatever distance they want, comprised of laps run on a 1.72-mile paved loop surrounding Kellogg-Zaher Park. Runners will receive their finisher medal after the event, customized with their name, distance, and finish time. One aid station will be available at the start/finish area, and stocked with Heed electrolyte drink, Hammer gels, water, and sweet and salty snacks. The course will remain open until 6:00am on Sunday, July 13th.