Feeling lucky? Kremmling snowmobile poker run is Saturday
Snowmobilers, start your engines, because the Fourth Annual Snowmobile Poker Run takes place in the Kremmling area Saturday.The Poker Runs participants will begin their ride at the Peak Ranch 21 miles north of Kremmling on U.S. Highway 40. They will snowmobile along a groomed trail to the finish line at Kremmling.The Snowmobile Poker Run is always a lot of fun and its a real family-oriented event, said Paula Noonen, president of the Middle Park Fair & Rodeo Board which is sponsoring Saturdays event. We encourage everyone to come out, go on the ride and play in the snow.Participants in this years Snowmobile Poker Run have the chance to win some great prizes including hundreds of dollars in cash. There is a $1,550 purse in the contest. For every hand of poker purchased for $10, participants will be given a raffle ticket. In this years raffle contest, three vacation trips are offered : a five-day, four-night trip to Cancun, Mexico; a four-night, five-day trip to Orlando, Fla.; and a three-day, two-night trip to Daytona, Fla.In addition to the cash purse and raffle contest prizes, multiple door prizes will also be given away. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Peak Ranch. The start area is at Mile Marker 163 on County Road 184.Under the rules of the Poker Run, the snowmobilers will follow a groomed trail from the starting point to Kremmling. Along the trail, they will make four stops where they will spin a roulette-type wheel that will select a card for their hand of poker. All participants must be at the Rocky Mountain Bar & Grill in Kremmling by 4 p.m. to claim their prizes.The fee is $10 per hand or six hands for $50.The Fourth Annual Snowmobile Poker Run is a fundraiser for the Middle Park Fair & Rodeo held annually at the fairgrounds in Kremmling. This years event is also being held in memory of Kremmling resident John McKibben, who died during a snowmobiling trip in Summit County in January.For more information, call Paula Noonen at (970) 819-5213.
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