Erie Poker Run

Erie Sports Commission

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Host Hotel: Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel (for reservations, click here)

UPDATE 6/23/18 10:30 AM: The Erie Poker Run is scheduled to happen today as planned, despite the weather and forecast. The event is operating on a delay. No official start time has been determined at this point. Please check our Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates. 

The Erie Poker Run is back for its fourth year in Erie, PA! Up to 60 powerboats will gather at Wolverine Park Marina and the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel for three days of high-speed, high-power action on Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. 

Performance boating enthusiasts will convene in Erie before making five stops at establishments on the shores of Lake Erie to complete a poker hand. The event is operated by Elite Poker Runs, LLC.

A portion of the event's proceeds will once again benefit the Bradley H. Foulk Children's Advocacy Center.

Boats will begin to arrive in Erie on Thursday, June 21 as the event kicks off with an Erie Downtown Partnership Block Party on lower State Street. All boaters will be in Erie on Friday, June 22 for an organized lunch ride and event kick off dinner. 

The Poker Run will commence Saturday morning. Boats will depart Wolverine Park Marina at 10 a.m., before riding through the Presque Isle Bay Channel at 10:30 a.m. Card stops and approximate arrival times are as follows:

11 a.m. - Stop 1: Barcelona Harbor (Barcelona, NY)Erie Poker Run Venue 150606D 72RS2
11:30 a.m. - Stop 2: Dunkirk Harbor (Dunkirk, NY)
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Boats on display at Chadwick Bay Marina (Dunkirk NY)
2:15 p.m. - Stop 3: Sunset Bay Beach Club (Irving, NY)
3:30 p.m. - Stop 4: Rum Runners (Erie, Pa)
4 p.m. - Boats return to Wolverine Park Marina (Erie, Pa)

For more information or to register, click here

Thank you to these sponsors of the Erie Poker Run!

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