The inaugural Khancoban Poker Run took place in October 2015 and was recognised in the Australia Day awards as “The Best Community Event for 2015 in the Tumbarumba Shire”. $8 000 was raised for the Snowy Hydro South Care Helicopter. The 2nd Poker Run Raised well over $10 000 for the Snowy Hydro South Care Helicopter, In our third year our beneficiary was changed to Angel Flight and raised $10 000 . Our total fund raising to these charities is well over $30 000
The interest from riders wishing to return for 2018 has been overwhelming!
Khancoban Poker Run 2018, will take place on the 20th of October 2018 and takes riders through some of the most scenic country that the Snowy Valley Ways & Upper Murray has to offer it will encompass the townships of Khancoban, Cabramurra, Tooma, Jingellic, Walwa, and Tintaldra before returning to Khancoban’s Alpine Inn for a night of entertainment.
The goal for riders participating in the ride is to obtain the best poker hand by receiving one playing card at every checkpoint.
Our mission is to raise funds for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners,
In 2014 Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell heard about a farmer in Bourke (NSW) that was struggling in the drought. He contacted the farmer and offered to bring him a truck load of hay to help him out. From that the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners was born. Since that date in 2014 they have completed 11 successful hay runs to help drought affected farmers all over NSW & QLD.
BHR is about mates helping mates in a time of need. Farmers impacted by drought often struggle to ask for help and many due to the financial strain of trying to keep the farm afloat also battle mental health issues.
Brendan and the BHR team know that the hay they deliver will only provide temporary relief but it’s about showing fellow Australian’s that someone cares about them. Brendan is very passionate about awareness and education, the team believe our Aussie Farmers are critical to our future in Australia.
. Donations from fundraising events make up a significant portion of BHR ability to help the remote communities of Australia .
We hope to see you here come October!!