Frequently Asked Questions....
Q: What is a Poker Run?
A: Well, for starters, it's a great excuse to ride your motorcycle and help charities at the same time!
In the classic game of poker, each player is dealt five cards. The person with the best hand wins. Couple this with a motorcycle ride and you have a genuine Poker Run!
When you check in at the HONOUR RIDE event, you will receive your route map, a score sheet and your FIRST Poker Card draw. Along the route, you will stop at the Poker Stop Checkpoints to select another card and meet our enthusiastic volunteers. Your cards will be marked on your score sheet. When you return to the event site, you will select your final card. Your five cards will determine YOUR POKER HAND.
There are prizes for the Poker Run so make sure you are present at the event site for the announcements of PRIZE WINNERS!
Q: Can I register on the day of the event?
A: Yes. Registration fee on the day of event is $35 per person.
However, by registering online in advance, you will help us determine how many we can expect in attendance which gives us needed information such as the number of volunteers required, the number of great stuff for swag bags and how much food we will need for the BBQ!
To THANK YOU for registering online in advance, you will
be entered into an exclusive ONLINE REGISTRATION draw prize!
Q: What does my registration fee include?
A: Your registration fee includes a mouth-watering BBQ, 1 entry into doorprizes, priceless fun at each Poker Stop and the wonderful feeling that comes with helping awesome charities!
Q: Where does all the money go?
A: Proceeds from the HONOUR RIDE 2018 benefits the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, John Petropoulos Memorial Fund, Calgary Military Resource Centre and the Calgary Poppy Fund/Veteran's Food Bank.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
ON EVENT DAY FOR THE VETERAN'S FOOD BANK.
Q: What time does everyone leave? Is this an escorted ride?
A: Riders will head out at 10:00am. This is not an escorted ride.
Q: What is this year's route?
A: The poker run starts at the event site (The Military Museums, Crowchild Tr.) where
you will receive your first card. From there, the poker stops are at the Cycleworks
in Okotoks, Motorrad in Turner Valley, Powderhorn Saloon in Bragg Creek and
then back to the event site for your final card.
Q: How long is the ride?
A: Approximately 190km.
POKER RUN INFORMATION
Q: What are the stops for this year's Poker Run?
A: Poker Card 1: Event site (RONA, Macleod & Southland)
Poker Card 2: Cycleworks in Okotoks
Poker Card 3: MotorRad in High River
Poker Card 4: Firehall in Priddis
Poker Card 5: Event site (RONA, Macleod & Southland)
Q: When does the Poker Run end?
A: You need to pick up your last card at the event site by 2:00pm. Prize announcements and live auction will start shortly afterwards.
Q: Do I need to be present to win the Poker Hand?
A: YES! We have designated volunteers who will verify all poker hands at the POKER TABLE to determine the winners. You must be present during the announcements to receive your prize.
RAFFLE PRIZES & 50/50 DRAW
Q: Where can I purchase raffle tickets for the raffle prizes and 50/50 draw?
A: Raffle tickets and 50/50 draw tickets will be sold at the event site
Q: How much are the raffle tickets and 50/50 draw tickets?
A: Raffle tickets are $5 for 5 tickets
50/50 Draw tickets are $5 for 10 tickets
Q: When do I find out if I won?
A: Prize announcements will start at 2:00pm
Q: Do I need to be present to win?
A: Yes. If you need to leave early, you can give your ticket to a friend to be present for you!
Q: Do you need volunteers?
A: The HONOUR RIDE depends on volunteers to help ensure its success If you have a friend, family member or colleague who would like to volunteer for the HONOUR RIDE 2018, we would LOVE to welcome you!
Q: Who can volunteer?
A: We appreciate your valuable time and welcome all volunteers over the age of 14. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Q: How do I volunteer?
A: To volunteer for the HONOUR RIDE 2018, please contact us by email here.