The date for this year's Poker Run will be April 22nd, 2023.
We will start running at 8:00am in the parking lot of St. Al's Church in Palos Heights. 7025 W 126th Street Palos Heights, IL 60463
You can pick up your first card starting at 7:45am. Upon arrival you will get a zip lock back with a numbered index card. The shortest possible distance to get six cards will be 4.25 miles. Your seventh and last card will be handed out at Running for Kicks. You will probably want to drive there. We will have prizes for the best three hands.
There are no fees associated with this event.
You will get your first card at the start by library.
You will get your second card at 121st and 88th .75 - 1.47 miles .
Third card will be handed out at Nadine’s Hill. 11900 S. 86th ave 1.25-3.36 miles
Fourth card will be handed out 11900 s. Kean ave. 2.00-4.16 miles
Fifth card will be handed out at 40 Acres Woods. 2.20-4.36 miles
Sixth card will be handed out at our 119th water stop when you’re east bound. 3.10 - 5.55 Miles
Your seventh and final card will be waiting for you at Running For Kicks where we will gather enjoy snacks and the company.
The store will open at 9:00am for us. After you get your final card you can check and see if you have won a door prize and compare your hand to top three hands currently on the board. You must be to the store and turn your hand in by 10:00am. Depending on how many miles you plan on doing you might have to get in a couple miles and get back to the start before 8:00am.
Poker hands from highest to lowest
Royal flush. A, K, Q, J, 10, all the same suit.
Straight flush. Five cards in a sequence, all in the same suit.
Four of a kind. (All four cards of the same rank) (2,2,2,2 or J,J,J,J ect...)
Full house. (Three of a kind with a pair)
Flush. ... (5 cards of the same suit) (5 clubs, 5 hearts, ect....)
Straight. ...(5 cards in order 2,3,4,5,6, ect...)
Three of a kind. ...