Some 51 go-fast powerboat owners in Oshkosh, Wis., will roll out this morning on Lake Winnebago for the 14th annual Four Horsemen Poker Run. The weather forecast for the area includes a 30-percent chance of rain, which means—if traditional poker-run weather-luck holds—participants may get a little wet today.
Shot from across the Fox River, last night’s Four Horsemen Poker Run welcome bash was picture-perfect. Photos by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Straight from shooting last weekend’s Kuttawa Cannonball Run in Kentucky, speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden is in town to catch all the action via helicopter.
The fun started last night with a welcome party outside the Dockside Tavern, which is adjacent to the event’s Sweetwater Performance Center and Marina host venue. With hotels a short walk across a bridge over the Fox River, the setup for the Four Horsemen Poker Run is convenient and self-contained.
“Last night was fun,” said Gary Swanson, the general manager of Sweetwater Performance Center and the lead organizer for the event. “A lot new people and returning participants came for a great time.”
“I believe we are leaving the docks today at 51 boats,” he added. “We lost a couple to mechanical issues but gained a few new ones.”
Check out the slideshow above for more images from yesterday’s Four Horsemen Poker Run welcome party.
As it was last year, Christine Anne Domestic Abuse Services is the Four Horsemen Poker Run’s benefitting charity. In 2021, the event raised $15,000 for the locally based nonprofit emergency shelter and abuse services organization.