18th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run 

July 9th and 10th, 2021 

General Registration will begin March 1st, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST

We are proud to once again host the Boyne Thunder poker run that benefits local charities, Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain, and appreciate your participation in boating on our beautiful Northern Michigan waters.  We look forward to seeing you!

The General Registration fee is $725 and includes:

*the entry fee for the poker run and related activities for the driver and one crew member,

*a gift for the captain,

*entry for the driver and one crew member to the Friday night dinner and bar, entry for Saturday breakfast, lunch in Charlevoix and entry for the Saturday evening awards banquet, bar and auction,

*custom Boyne Thunder T-Shirt,

*trailer parking in designated places in the area.

The General Registration fee must be paid at the time of registration. General Registrations are not transferrable.

Registration will go live at 9am on March 1st, 2021 and you can register by clicking the live link that will appear above. When you register, we will collect the following information and it is imperative that it is accurate: name, address, phone number, email, payment information, boat length, boat name and boat type. After the Boyne Thunder Registration Process is complete for all participants, boaters may be contacted by phone, in the order that their registration was received, if a choice of dock space becomes available. General registrants are not guaranteed a dock space. 

The course for this year is posted on the web site.  When you attend Boyne Thunder and check-in, you will be provided with additional information about boat groupings, the parade lap and other pertinent information.  In the mean time, if you have any questions, please call 231-582-9009. 

Note: Proof of insurance for boats is required with your entry in a .pdf format and must be emailed to by June 1, 2021.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancelations can be made until June 11th, 2021, minus a $300 deposit.  Refunds will not be issued after June 11th, 2021. There will be no partial rebates for unused dockage or non-participation in any Boyne Thunder events.

Additional Crew:

Additional crew can be added for $150 each until June 25th. This fee will cover entry into the Friday night dinner and bar, entry for Saturday breakfast, lunch in Charlevoix and entry for the Saturday evening awards banquet, bar and auction.  All additional crew members will be required to complete the proper forms prior to joining your boat on the poker run date. 


Cash Prizes are awarded for the top three poker hands and these will be announced at the Saturday evening event.  In order to be considered for any of these prizes, you must turn in a poker hand of five cards prior to 6pm on the poker run date.  If you miss a card stop, cards will be available where you turn in your poker hands.

In the event Boyne Thunder reaches boat capacity, there will be no waiting list.