We have now hit 25 cars and we still have 3 months to go. This is great. A really nice assortment of cars this year as well. Once again Mt Washington will be offering us a discount on accommodations at the mountain for those wishing to stay the night up there with us. I also want to say that there are some great deals to be had in the private accommodations found on the Mt Washington web site. These are chalets and condo's up there that really are not used much in the summer so the price is quite reasonable. You can find a whole chalet for 75$ a night. Here is the link to check it out:
For those of you that live on the island, this really is a great event at a good price. For the entry you get a BBQ lunch at Discovery Honda (checkpoint 2), and a wonderful buffet dinner at Mt Washington. You also will receive a bunch of freebies from some of the checkpoint and donated by sponsors. Everyone goes home with something. You also get the opportunity to win some very good sponsor donated items. Last year we gave away a week in Whistler, a 2 day ski trip with accommodation to Mt Washington, a number of golf tours, and much much more. You also get the chance to win the poker run event itself. Last year we gave away $1,000.00 in prize money. Lastly your participation fee also includes a modest donation that goes directly to Camp Shawnigan. I have a deal with them stating that the money will not go to administrative fee's, but instead go directly to the kids who's parent cannot afford the registration fees. It currently costs over $2,300.00 a week to send a child to Camp Shawnigan.
Those of you that are not from the island, you can come over on the morning ferry. We don't start the event till 9:30 so you have time to arrive on the island and make it to the starting point with no problems. You can participate in the event, have dinner, and leave by about 9:30 in the evening and still make it to Nanaimo to catch the ferry to the mainland. We had a number of people do that last year and the timing was perfect.
So no excuse..., register now!