Ante Up Poker Run


Welcome to Trivium’s take on the Poker Run.  This one is straight out of our Skunk Works ( Wierd events that Richard would really like to do)  This will be the first year for this one and we are proud to have the opportunity to work with The Friends of Maybury State Park for this one and to help raise money for their group!

Athletes will all start at the pavilion at Maybury State Park.  Upon check in athletes will be given a map with the location of 8 “Poker Dealers”.  Athletes must visit at least 5 dealers to make their hand before coming back to the finish line.  Athletes can decide if they would like to make a better hand by going to an additional dealer to exchange one of the cards they do not like.  Athletes can visit dealers in whatever order they like and can take any path, trail or road they like  to get to that dealer.  The shortest possible distance to get 5 cards will be approximately 5 miles.

This event is timed.  Your time is improved by getting a time deduction for the best hand you bring back to the finish line.  For example a Pair of Kings will get you a 4 minute time deduction, but 3 Kings will improve your time by 10 minutes!  This is where it gets fun, not only is it a “choose your own adventure” course.  You get to decide whether or not you rush to the finish line with 5 decent cards, or do you head to another dealer to try and improve your hand!  This is what makes the AnteUp Poker Run special, anyone can win! Closer to race day we will have a full Poker Hand vs Time Deduction so you can plan your strategy!

All competitors who finish will get a Poker Medal.  This medal is a full sized playing card!


When and Where

Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Maybury State Park
49775 8 Mile Rd
northville , MI 48167


There are two large lots right near the start line parking for this event will be easy!

Schedule of Events

7:00 am –  8:20 am – Packet Pickup

8:20 am – Athlete Instructions

8:30 am : Ante Up Poker Run Begins

10:30 am: Ante Up Poker Run course cutoff

10:45 am: Awards

Entry Fees

Event  Before  May 1st Before June 1st  Through July 27th Through Race Day
AnteUp Poker Run  $25 $30 $35 $38

What You Get With Your Registration

  • Custom race shirt (shirts are only guaranteed for registrations made more than 2 weeks before race day. Please check registration to see what shirts are still available)
  • Medals: Custom AnteUp Poker Run Playing Card Medal
  • Aid along course and multiple aid stations
  • Live results and timing
  • Post-race food and beverages


This is a unique  event with that levels the playing field.  We will do a top 20 place for awards for this event!


Course Maps


Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.