THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL

AUGUST 17-18 ,2018

For 30 years, Poker Runs America has been showcasing the 1000 Island Poker Run, and Kingston, Ontario, has played host to the most exciting event of the boating season!  This is one of the most anticipated events for both participants and spectators!

More than 80 performance boats will dock in the Confederation Basin Marina, on public display Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. When the flag drops at 10 AM on Saturday, the fleet will follow a course up the St. Lawrence River to Brockville, then on to Prescott, then back down through Gananoque, before returning to Kingston at more than 80 Miles per hour!

You can view these spectacular boats at all the card stops, or from the comfort of your own boat as part of the spectator fleet. The evening events include a downtown street party, exhibits, and the exciting poker hand reveal – join us to see who wins the title of King of the 1000 Islands!

The following is included in your entry fee:

  1. Boat entry for the driver and navigator
  2. Your boat slip for 2 nights – Friday and Saturday
  3. Secure Rig Parking
  4. Wristbands for Friday night poker run participant welcome party
  5. Breakfast for two on Saturday
  6. Lunch for two on Saturday
  7. Tickets for two – Saturday night Banquet Dinner & Award Ceremony Outdoors
  8. Event coverage in Poker Runs America Magazine/Power Boating Canada
  9. Participant plaque for each boat entered
  10. Prizes and/or cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 4th, 5th place
  11. Keeper trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
  12. Official event tee shirts for the driver and navigator
  13. Helicopter footage of the poker run

Route subject to change

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

  • 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm:    Poker Run Registration, Boat Launching and Trailer parking
  • 12:00pm – 10:00 pm:   Dock and Street Party

Poker Run Boat registration and street display in front of Confederation Park & Memorial City Hall.

  • 5:00 pm: Best Sound System Contest (in the water), sponsored by K-Rock FM
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome Party Blu Martini Bar & Grill – 178 Ontario Street

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 

  • 8:00 am: Mandatory Drivers Meeting (FIRST CARD COLLECTED AT DRIVER’S MEETING.)
  • 10:00 am: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!
  • 12:00:  Lunch at Tall Ships Waterfront Grille,  Card Stop #2.
  • 2:00 PM:  Card Stop #3, Prescott
  • 3:30 PM:  Return to Confederation Basin
  • 6:30 PM:  Cocktails and dinner 
  • 9:00 PM:  POKER RUN AWARDS CEREMONY

The JUMBOTRON will be on the street in front of The Blu Martini, streaming the playing of the cards and showing raw aerial footage from the run!

Sunday August 20, 2017

  • 12:00 PM: Charity Ride of a Lifetime

As we do every year, we will be offering a “Ride of a Lifetime” for a local charity. All revenue raised from the rides will be donated directly to the local charity.

Rides last approximately 20min and cost $200 per person, per seat. Booking can be done at our event trailer.  Rides begin at 12:00 PM on Sunday.

Any Poker Runner is welcome to participate in the “Ride of a Lifetime” and we greatly appreciate those who volunteer their time for this great cause.

 

All Times are Approximate and Subject to Change at Any Time.

OFFICIAL HOTELS:

 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront
1 Johnson St.
1.888.548.6726
Room block rate is $309 per night

Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for Poker Run of America – Attendees

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
2 Princess St.
877-660-8550
Courtesy block reserved for this hotel under 1000 Island Poker Run weekend

 

Four points by Sheraton Hotel Kingston
285 King St E.
800-325-3535
Courtesy block reserved for this hotel under 1000 Island Poker Run Weekend

 

OTHER HOTELS:

Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
1550 Princess St.
Bayside Inn & Waterfront Suites
4024 Bath Rd
613-634-7400

Best Western Fireside Inn
1217 Princess St.

Comfort Inn 401
55 Warne Cres.
1.877.424.6423

Comfort Inn by Journey’s End
1454 Princess St.

Confederation Place Hotel
237 Ontario St.

Courtyard by Marriott Kingston
103 Dalton Ave.
613.548.7000

Donald Gordon Conference Centre
421 Union St.

Econo Lodge Kingston
840 Princess St

Embassy Motel
2404 Princess St. W.

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Kingston
285 King St. E.

General Wolfe Hotel & Restaurant
1237 Main Street

Green Acres Inn
2480 Princess St.
1.800.267.7889

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kingston
11 Benson St.
613.546.3662

Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
2 Princess St.

Howard Johnson Kingston
686 Princess Street
(613) 546-6616

Kingston Motel East
1488 Highway 15

Knights Inn Kingston
1155 Princess Street
(613) 546-4285

Kozy Inn
2464 Princess St.

Lord Nelson Motel
1664 Highway 15, Kingston, Ontario
613.542.2883

Motel 6
1542 Robinson Crt.
613-507-6666

Queen’s Inn
125 Brock St.

Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre
33 Benson Street
1.800.267.7888

Poker Runs America FIVE STAR SPONSORSHIP Package

What You Get:

  • Company Promotion on PRA Website
  • Company Logo on PRA Event Pages (Estimated Value $4500)
  • Banner at Event Site (Estimated Value $1000)
  • Specific recognition on event posters and Awards Banquet (“Thank you to our sponsors”) (Estimated Value $300)
  • Registration for the Poker Run, including entry for (a maximum of) six crew members (Estimated value $1350)

Contact coordinator@pokerrunsamerica.com or call 800-354-9145 ext. 237 for more information on becoming a sponsor.

We need Marshal Boats for the course and extra hands on deck the weekend of the run.  Interested in being a marshal boat or volunteering with Poker Runs America?  Download the form below and send it back to us!

UNTIL THE 2018 1000 ISLANDS POKER RUN

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