Poker Run Card ArraySame event just with a new name… It is now the Benefit Run rather than the Poker Run. We are still going to be drawing our cards and giving out our prizes. Nothing has really changed but the name. The name change better describes what we are trying to do…raise money to benefit our community.

In June of each year the Spanaway Lions Club and the Road Runners Motorcycle Club sponsor a Benefit run in to raise funds to support the Northwest Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation and Spanaway Lions Community Projects. This is our clubs major fundraiser for the year and provides the bulk of the funds for helping in our community. All street legal vehicles are invited….you don’t need a motorcycle to join the fun.

The date for this years run in June 2nd. Registration begins at 8AM at Paradise Lanes Bowl 12505 Pacific Ave S., Tacoma (Google Map Link) Last vehicle out is at 10am. The course closes at 3 pm and prizes are awarded at 3:30.

First prize is $600 cash (new bigger first prize)
Second prize is $200 gift certificate
Third and Fourth prizes are $100 gift certificate
Fifth and Sixth prizes are $50 gift certificate
many more prizes in the form of gift certificates and merchandise are also awarded.

Some may be asking what exactly are we doing at this event:

For starters, think of it as a good excuse to ride your motorcycle.

In the classic game of poker, each player is dealt five cards. The person with the best hand wins. Couple this with a nice motorcycle ride and you’ve got yourself a genuine poker run.Socializing After the Run

The event begins when you check in and receive a score sheet and route map to the first check point. Typically there are five checkpoints along the route and you will draw a card and get a map to the next checkpoint at each one. You draw a card, it will then be noted on your score sheet and you will ride on to the next checkpoint. And like a game of poker, the person with the best hand at the end will be deemed the winner. With our poker run the first checkpoint is the starting point and the last check point is back at the starting point.

Benefit Run Check Point

Who participates in poker runs? Anyone who wants to have a good time with friends while helping a good cause. Though many other Runs are restricted to motorcycles this is not true for ours — any street legal vehicle is welcome to participate. Riders of all types of vehicles and riding styles ranging from cruisers to vintage iron, sport bikes to Gold Wing tour bikes to mom’s old station wagon. Two, three, four or more wheels everyone is welcome.

Besides having a chance to win some prizes, another bonus to a poker run is that you may ride down a few roads you’ve never been on and enjoy some new scenery along the way. Traveling some great back country roads past houses, farms and fields or  past tall mountains, swift rivers you never know where each run will take you. Each year the route is unique.

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors – without them there would be no prizes!!!

Printable/Downloadable Flyer and Pre- registration forms

2019 benefit run flyer

2019 pre registration

Pre-registration really helps us keep things moving at a nice pace in the morning and it saves you money so please if you can send in your pre-registration forms.

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