The Lake Cumberland Thunder Run: Situated in the beautiful Kentuckyian Lake Cumberland, the run has been going on 7 years strong and showed no signs of slowing down this year. Though it went down before the 4th of July, the Thunder Run was still well-prepared with a slew of entertainment in the form of live music and fireworks shows.

Even though the week of bad weather preceding the run threatened to rain on the parade with a 100% chance of rain prediction for Saturday deterring a few potential boaters, they still managed over 70 boats on the water which was very impressive considering the forecast. Their faith was rewarded as the weather cleared up by noon and the sun shined on the run the rest of the day.

The litany of prizes was just as impressive. You could have won: a free houseboat rental, a surge brake conversion kit provided by Hydrastar USA, $500 of gas cards provided by Southern Petroleum and Marathon, CNC Illuminated plaques for trophies, a prize package from Florida Powerboat Club, and more.. we’re not kidding when we say the list goes on. Major thanks to all the sponsors and organizers that made this happen, including Justin from Go Fast Threads.

The poker run was all about relaxation and good times, as it opens its aquadoors to any class of boat. Even cruiser class boats are welcome and able to enjoy a shorter version of the poker run without missing out on any activities. We hope you’ll make it out to Lake Cumberland next time and see why this run is still going strong after all these years.

Photos courtesy Jacob Davis of LakeLifeFotos.