Prepare for a weekend filled with roaring engines and thrilling speed as the 1000 Islands Gananoque Poker Run returns to the majestic waterways of the 1000 Islands region on August 25-27, 2023. Hosted by Poker Runs America and Power Boating Canada, this event promises 2 days of unparalleled performance boating excitement.

Day One: The Poker Run, Saturday, August 26th

The festivities kick off with the poker run boats departing Gananoque at 10 AM on Saturday, following a recently revised route that promises even more excitement and breathtaking views of the islands.

For those unfamiliar with a poker run, it is a thrilling boating event where participants travel over a designated route, stopping at various checkpoints to draw playing cards. The goal is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Combining strategy, skill, and a bit of luck, a poker run is a must-see for boating enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Day Two: The Shootout, Sunday, August 27th

The adrenaline doesn’t stop on Sunday, as Poker Runs America is thrilled to bring the speed trial back to the Gananoque Poker Run and Shootout weekend. A shootout is a head-to-head race between boats, testing their speed, agility, and the skills of the drivers. It’s a pulse-pounding spectacle that offers non-stop excitement.

The Gananoque Poker Run and Shootout are more than just a series of boating events; they’re a celebration of speed, skill, and the stunning natural beauty of the 1000 Islands region. The thunderous roars of the engines, the breathtaking scenery, and the camaraderie among participants and spectators alike make this weekend a standout event in the boating calendar.

Join us for a weekend of unparalleled excitement and spectacle. Whether you’re a seasoned boating enthusiast or looking to experience something new, the 1000 Islands Gananoque Poker Run promises a thrilling ride. Mark your calendars and set sail for a weekend of power on the water like no other!

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