“Do you want to come with me to a 5km charity poker run?”
“What’s a poker run?”
“At each kilometre, a sealed envelope is handed to every runner containing a card. When the race is over, the runner hands over all his or her envelopes. They are opened by race volunteers who reveal what you got. Prizes are handed out to the best and worst hand. Proceeds go to Ride to Conquer Cancer.”
I immediately said yes.
So off I went to make some last minute poker-themed attire.
Here are some of the creative costumes I saw.
There was a great crowd out and together we trekked through the snow and tackled one nasty hill that seemed to go on forever.
Anticipating the next card and what it might hold made this run completely different. So fun!
Turns out I wasn’t so lucky.
But I felt like a winner.
Raising money for charity, experiencing a unique race experience, running, meeting new people and dressing up.
I’ll be back next year,