For years the Jacksonville Poker Run has always been a primary must attend on the national poker run circuit. The run has been a great fundraiser for the local firefighters and a local charity Camp Amigo, the Children’s Burn Camp of North Florida, serving children who suffer from severe burns. Due to personal time constraints and other commitments longtime Jacksonville organizer Bill Pyburn Sr. was not able to conduct the event this year.
When news of cancellation reached long time powerboater Greg Harris , he stepped up and took on some of the responsibility to help Bill Sr. host Jacksonville as a Fun Run keeping the excitement and long time established date alive for everyone who has enjoyed this run for so many years in the past.
With Greg on board it freed Bill Sr. up to help Greg and the collaboration of efforts have saved the event and now everyone is looking forward to a great Fun Run in Jacksonville on the dates that formerly were for a formal poker run. The run will go on without the formalities of sign ups or extra card stops. They hope to continue to donate money to Camp Amigo and are hopeful boaters and boating fans will attend the land events, water events, or both.
Here is a basic run down of all the activities. More information can be found on the events Facebook Page HERE
EVENT INFORMATION: Downtown Jacksonville June 9-11
Trailer Parking and Dockage:
Metro Park and Marina near the stadium, same as in the past. Plenty of dockage for all but they will have some better slips availabe you can reserve for a charity donation.
Lexington Hotel And Conference Center
All remodeled rooms. Be sure to book through the phone number for the event reservation block. Use FUNRUN to get special rates from $109 King and $199/$219 for Regular and Presidential suites.
The hotel has pledged donations to Camp Amigo for every room so please call to book using the event block.
.Thursday Night Social
Chart House in the Hotel 7-10 pm
Friday Raft Up
Boater Skip Day
Same location as past years with food and drinks available onsite.
Wing Party and Social at Metro Park marina
Saturday Fun Run
Departure from downtown about 10:30am
We plan to run down to Renegades in Palatka
We will have 93 octane fuel available at a nearby marina.
Many options for dinner and socializing. You can go to the same restaurant as the last two years and have the private room upstairs. They are offering ordering from the menu or you get a set price for the nice buffet as in the past.
Post below in the comment section with any other questions. Bill Sr. and Greg do have some out of pocket expenses if anyone is willing to help out since the run is free please throw them some cash to help out.
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