Visit and receive a checkpoint stamp at all four checkpoints along the trail. End the day at the Dorset Fire Hall, where you will exchange your checkpoint card for a poker hand and enjoy a BBQ, door prizes and more.

Registration:Limited to 150 riders
Online registration open Jan 6, 2024- Feb 22, 2024
Late Registration/ Checkpoint card pick up Dorset Firehall Friday, February 23, 2024, from 7-9 pm and Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 8-11 am.
Checkpoints:The tentative loop is approximately 107 km with an optional 25 km crown lake addition.
We will have five checkpoints;
1- Hollow Valley Resort
2- Crozier Lake
3- Trout Spawn Lake/Bear Lake
4- Mountain Trout House Marina
5- Raven Lake Landing
The loop does not need to be done in a specific order.
Schedule:8 am – 11 pm: Late Registration. Pick up checkpoint cards and route maps if you can’t print them from home.
9 am – 4 pm: Checkpoints are open
3 pm – 6 pm: BBQ Open
4:30 pm- Cut-off time to arrive back at Dorset Firehall
3 pm – 5:30 pm: BBQ and trade your checkpoint card for your poker hand at the Dorset Fire Hall.
5:30 pm (or sooner): Winners/ prizes are announced.
Rules: The checkpoints have been placed so the average rider can easily finish the run without haste. Individuals or groups of riders are free to choose any route they wish. You do not need to complete the route to receive your poker hand at the end of the day, but you do need to arrive at the Dorset Fire Hall before 4:30pm on the event day. 

The Poker Run is NOT a race. Speed is not of importance. All participants have an equal opportunity to win. Participants found speeding or driving recklessly will be eliminated from the event immediately and asked to leave without a refund.

Participants are asked to stay on the right-hand side of trails.

All riders must arrive at the Dorset Fire Hall by 4:30 pm to draw their poker hand. Late arrivals after 4:45 PM  will not be considered in awarding prizes.

The five playing cards will determine the winners of the top three prizes according to the posted poker rules. Should there be two participants with the same sequence of winning cards, the draw of a further single card will determine the final standing. The higher card, according to poker rules, wins. Prizes will be handed over to the winning participants immediately. The Tall Pines Snowmobile Club and the Dorset Volunteer Firefighters Association Presidents will make all final decisions. 
Regulations and Waiver of Liability:Provincial Liquor Laws must be complied with! Liquor cannot be consumed outside any private area. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed before or while riding the trails or in shelter cabins. Zero tolerance will be given.

Garbage should be deposited in distinctly marked garbage containers.
Participants are not to trespass on any private property outside the marked trails and buildings designated for use by the snowmobile club. Participants should stay on designated trails/ staked trails and away from open water. 

Any breach, intentional or otherwise, of the regulations and waiver of liability referenced in this document will result in being immediately eliminated from the event and asked to leave without a refund.
Tall Pines Snowmobile Club and Dorset Volunteer Firefighters Association cannot and do not pretend to eliminate all the hazards posed by branches, brush, fallen trees, stumps, rocks, bumps, holes, blind corners, two-way traffic, weakened ice, and any other hazardous conditions. Riders should use caution at all times.

Each rider is obligated to carry and have in place sufficient liability insurance for coverage against personal and property damages to any third party and confirms by accepting these rules that such insurance is in place.
Each rider is obligated to have an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trail Permit. Purchase yours at https://permits.ofsc.on.ca

Tall Pines Snowmobile Club and the Dorset Volunteer Firefighters Association, and other volunteers shall not be liable for any property damage or personal injury to the permit holder or his/her family arising from participating or for any other reason whatsoever. 
Prizes: Top Prize $1000
Door Prizes and more


“Rain Date” tentative Feb 24, 2024