The 5 Station Poker Run is a local motorcycle fund-raising ride between five Fire Stations in Rodney District, just north of Auckland, New Zealand.
It’s a fun, relaxed and safe event, with pillion riders welcome and the emphasis on enjoying a ride with other motorcycle enthusiasts. It is NOT a race! There are great spot prizes – and a major prize – and time at the end of the run to enjoy a meal and spend some time with friends. And it’s a great event to showcase your bike.
Each year, one of the five Fire Stations involved – Kumeu, Muriwai, Shelly Beach, Helensville and Kaukapakapa – take turns to host the event. All funds raised go to the host station – 2013 was Shelly Beach’s turn and around $6000 was raised. This year, Helensville is the host station.
The five volunteer fire brigades involved in the 5 Station Poker Run all work together on fire calls around the district, and the Run is a way for members to get together in a social way, while raising funds at the same time. Taking turns to host the event highlights the stations involved.
How does it work?
Pre-purchase your tickets (see below) then turn up at the start – this year at Helensville Fire Station, Rata Street, Helensville – with your bike, pillion if you have one, and a full tank of gas. You will be given a playing card there, and at each of the four other stations you visit along the way. At the end of the run, whoever has the best poker hand wins the major prize!
Registrations start at 9am, with the run getting under way at 10am. Tickets are just $30 per person, which includes your meal – and remember, all proceeds will go to the Helensville Volunteer Fire Brigade, which this years celebrates its centenary. Commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day, too. Don’t forget to tell your mates, and check out photos from the 2013 run on our Facebook page!
Must be purchased before the event close-off date of Thursday, November 13th. You can purchase tickets from:
- Mr Binz: Phone Stephen: 021 672 469, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shelly Beach Fire Brigade: Phone Adam: 027 469 0241, email email@example.com
- Kumeu Fire Brigade: Phone Mike: 021 082 05063
- Muriwai Fire Brigade: Phone Anna: 021 533 333
- Helensville Fire Brigade: Phone Chris: 027 574 0760
- Kaukapakapa Rural Fire Force: Phone Dave: 021 542 779
Alternatively, click here to order tickets online now.