The inaugural Khancoban Poker Run took place in October 2015 and was recognized 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 has changed to Angel Flight and we hope to do even better.
The interest from riders wishing to return for 2017 has been overwhelming!
Khancoban Poker Run, which will take place on the 21st of October 2017 takes riders through some of the most scenic country that the Snowy Valley Ways & Upper Murray has to offer and will encompass the townships of Khancoban, Cabramurra, TUmbarumba, 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 Angel Flight, which provides emergency care and transportation throughout this region and to promote local tourism. Donations from fundraising events make up a significant portion of Angel Flights ability to supply a service to the remote communities of Australia .
We hope to see you here come October!!