The Beatty VFW post will be hosting their second annual Bullfrog Historical Mining District Poker Run on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The run follows a 41-mile course through a variety of Beatty area locations of geological and historical interest. This includes several former mine sites.
The course is designed for 4X4 vehicles, ATVs and UTVs. No dirt bikes or 2-wheel vehicles are permitted, nor is consumption of alcohol while on the run. Registrants must be at least 18 years old.
The entry fee for the run is $25 and passengers may register as well as drivers.
“It’s not just a poker run,” says organizer Karl Olson. “It’s also a learning experience. There are stops along the way where geology and historical features are explained. There is also a book.”
Olson emphasizes that it is a slow speed event, not a race.
The day starts with a pancake breakfast at the post from 7-9 a.m. Poker run registration is from 8-10 a.m. The course starts at Fluorspar Canyon Road, 1.5 miles south of Beatty on Highway 95.
After the run there will be a roasted pig dinner. Folks not registered for the poker run can eat for $10.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Poker run prizes are $300 for the best hand, $200 for second best, and $100 for third. There is also a grand raffle prize of a Ruger .22 rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition.