Join us for the first annual Pedal Poker River Run on Saturday, October 13

mahaadmin - Posted on 23 August 2012

MAHA's first annual Pedal Poker River Run combines community-building, outdoor recreation and fundraising to support four great non-profit organizations in Dorchester, Mattapan and Milton.

On Saturday, October 13 individuals and teams will cycle, run or walk to five checkpoints along the Neponset River Greenway (starting at the Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester) to receive a playing card. After gathering a full hand, participants with the best poker hands are eligible to win great prizes!

Partnering with MAHA for this fun event will be the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Boston Natural Areas Network, and Brookwood Community Farm. Vargas and Vargas Insurance, SBLI, and Beth Israel Deaconess Milton are sponsoring the event.

The official route is three miles with a 16+ mile extended bike option that travels through Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton. Participants register online ($25) or in person on the day of event ($30). Children under the age of 12 are free. Online registration closes on October 12 at 5pm. Participants are encouraged to raise funds beyond the registration fee to benefit MAHA and our community partners.

Those who register online will receive a link to their own personalized fundraising page to help collect donations.


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