Lake Champlain Poker Run
August 18th & 19th 2023
 Lake Champlain Poker Run
 Burlington Boathouse
 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
 August 18, 2023, 12:00 PM -
August 19, 2023 - 9:00 PM 
Lake Champlain Poker Run 
The Lake Champlain Poker Run draws powerboat enthusiasts from all over the USA for a weekend of boating and events to support our charity, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a non-profit camp located on Lake Champlain for kids who have or have had cancer and their families. Highlights of this year's poker run include a welcome event at the Burlington Boathouse, an awards celebration, a Saturday after-party, a donation ceremony, and of course, the poker run itself, where boaters will cruise around a scenic course on Lake Champlain collecting their poker hand!

The Lake Champlain Poker Run is NOT a race. There is a registration limit of 75 boats; please sign up early!

 Includes 2 lunch bracelets, 2 t-shirts, 1 poker hand, access to all events (boat slip at checkout for additional price)


Options for participating sponsors and non-participating sponsors. Premium boat slips and first dibs for hotel rooms. More details below!



Includes 4 lunch bracelets, 2 t-shirts, access to all events, and a boat slip for two nights at Burlington Harbor Marina

Registration Requirements
  1. Boat operators must understand this is not a race and agree will show respect for other boaters, floaters, wave runners, sail boaters, fishermen and marinas etc.

  2. All registrants must obey the rules and be respectful to the marina at which they dock, all marina staff, and seasonal slip owners

  3. Boat operators must always obey the rules of the water & operate their boat safely

  4. Boat operators must obey all No Wake Zones & keep a safe distance from other boats

  5. Boat operators must stay away from all Ferries

  6. Boat operators and their entire crew must wear USCG approve life vests at all times while the boat is in motion

  7. Boat operators must wear the kill switch safety lanyard at all times while the boat is in motion

  8. Captains must designate a Co-Captain to look out for other boats

  9. Captains must signal when slowing down by having everyone on board raise their hands high in the air to warn following boats 

  10. All boats must be registered 

  11. All boats must have proof of liability insurance on board

  12. All registrants must agree to NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION on Saturday until AFTER the run and we are back to the dock

Founded in 1984, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families.  Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), at no cost to their families.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Support the Lake Champlain Poker Run
Funds raised through sponsorship help to make the event affordable for attendees and go directly toward event-related expenses such as catering, entertainment, and coordination so that we can donate as much of the proceeds as possible to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Last year we were able to donate $25,000 to our charity; our goal is to donate even more this year.

Sponsor logos will be included on our event t-shirts, banners, marketing materials, and more. They will also be able to provide "swag" for our captain welcome bags.
Non-Participating Sponsor
- $500
Includes access to the welcome party and after party, and company logo on t-shirt and banners
Participating Sponsor
- $2000
Includes access to all events, 4 lunch bracelets, 2 t-shirts, premium boat slip for two nights*, first dibs on discounted hotel accommodations, logo on t-shirt and banners.

12:00 pm
Optional Lunch Run
Meet at Burlington Boathouse
12:00 pm
Boat Launch & Check-IN Begins
Boat Launch  |  Burlington Waterfront  |  Mallets Bay, Colchester
Check-In | Burlington Boathouse
5:00-9:00 pm
Welcome Party
Burlington Boathouse
Appetizers  |  Entertainment  |  Cash Bar  |  Visit with Sponsors
8:00 AM
Same day Check-in
Burlington Boathouse
9:45 am
Mandatory captains meeting
Burlington Boathouse
10:45 am
Parade through Burlington Harbor
11:25 am
Poker Run Begins
1:30-4:00 pm
Lunch stop
BBQ at Mooney Bay Marina
5:00-8:00 pm
After party Sponsored by the Champlain Valley Dinner Train
Burlington Boathouse
Cash Bar  |  Entertainment  |  Appetizers
Burlington Boathouse
1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Located on the Burlington Waterfront. Participants will dock at either Burlington Harbor Marina or the Burlington Boathouse.

Burlington is known for its amazing food & drink culture, Church Street Marketplace, and, most importantly, Waterfront Park. Both marinas are in the perfect spot, close to hotels, recreation, shopping, dining, and nightlife. See all that Burlington has to offer here.
Event Photos
Event photography is provided by Sharkey Images. Click the link below to view previous years, order photos, or other inquiries.
Contact Us
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Board Members:

Brian Hoar
Chris Fisher
David Wulfson
Niki Carlson
Thank you to our Previous Sponsors!

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