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Chills, thrills, significant cash frills at hand in Saturday Poker Run

Snowmobile event starts at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot in Moffat County

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Snowmobilers hit the trail for the 2015 Poker Run

— The rush of riding along a brisk winter morning on a vehicle with horsepower to spare is only matched by the knowledge that you're contributing to a great cause.

If you go

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club Poker Run

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Freeman Reservoir Trailhead

— Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot, about 10 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13. The cost is $10 per hand or three for $25. Awards will be given out at The O.P. Bar & Grill later that night. For more information, visit northwestcoloradosnowmobileclub.org.

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosts its annual Poker Run fundraiser Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, north of Craig.

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Brad Moore, club president, said the organization will be grooming trails leading up to the ride, as well as improving signage to ensure the run is one of the best ever.

Snowmobilers head along the path to several stations — open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — and pick up a playing card to form a poker hand. The best results win 25 percent of the total collected. Hands are $10 apiece or $25 for three.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at The O.P. Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way, with many prizes at stake for everyone involved.

Money raised during the Poker Run goes to the group's scholarship efforts, last year awarding three $1,000 honors to local students, the majority of which was raised during the event.

"As always, the business community has bent over backward donating prizes, so there will be plenty to win," Moore said.

For more information, visit northwestcoloradosnowmobileclub.org.

If you go

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club Poker Run

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Freeman Reservoir Trailhead

— Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot, about 10 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13. The cost is $10 per hand or three for $25. Awards will be given out at The O.P. Bar & Grill later that night. For more information, visit northwestcoloradosnowmobileclub.org.