The 13th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run

Speed, excitement and thunder are back in northern Michigan for the 13th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on July 8 and 9, 2016 in beautiful Boyne City. This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, slicing through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a breathtaking 150-mile excursion.

Our Purpose and Our Partners

Boyne City Main Street is extremely proud to bring you Boyne Thunder!

The Boyne City Main Street Program is a grassroots, volunteer-driven program dedicated to the historic preservation and economic development of Boyne City’s downtown. Our goal is to provide events such as Boyne Thunder, as well as other programs and projects that keep the historic integrity of our downtown, support programs that keep our community vibrant, and give visitors and citizens alike unforgettable experiences in the beautiful backdrop of northern Michigan.

With the support of dedicated volunteers, our Boyne Thunder mission is three fold:

  • Provide an exciting and unique boating event for all to enjoy with cool boats and a great atmosphere
  • To raise money for children with cancer and people with disabilities
  • Promote the Boyne City area and northwest Michigan

What makes Boyne Thunder special is its relationship with Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain, two extraordinary non-profit organizations that provide unforgettable experiences for their kids. Camp Quality is a free, year-round support program, including a summer camping experience, for children with cancer. Challenge Mountain is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation.

Since it began, Boyne Thunder has raised more than $385,000 for charity and is an integral part of both of the organizations’ success. Thousands of volunteer hours are devoted to bringing this event to life and speaks to the dedication and passion our community has for Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain and the Boyne Thunder event.

For more information about Boyne Thunder and Boyne City Main Street, contact