July 13, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run

NazBar and Grill 1086 Weirs Blvd Laconia, NH 03246


History of the Poker Run

Over 23 years ago, Kate Hamel, a former employee of Easterseals NH, was enjoying a meal at the World Famous NazBar & Grill. Kate was talking to Cynthia Makris, owner of The NASWA Resort, and suggested the Lakes Region put together a poker run on and around Lake Winnipesaukee.

Wanting to play a big role, Cynthia offered The NASWA Resort to host a huge party for participants.

Cynthia and Kate chose to raise funds for Easterseals NH, which would help thousands of NH residents of all ages and abilities.

Since it began in 2001, The HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run has raised more than $1.7 million!

The poker run was recently featured on speedonthewater.com. Check it out!

Super Stock Racers Rallying For New Hampshire Poker Run

How it works:

It’s “playing” poker by collecting playing cards hidden in envelopes at designated locations on and around Lake Winnipesaukee.

Calling all Land and Lake Pirates! Come by boat, car and motorcycle for the 23rd Annual HK Powersports Poker Run to benefit Easterseals New Hampshire.

The final stop is The NASWA Resort where your poker hand is revealed to you. That’s when the competition really begins! Keep donating to improve your hand for cash prizes: $1,000 in the Cohen Family High Rollers Club. $750 cash prizes for both land and lake winners.

All that fun benefits Easterseals NH’s core programs serving nearly 16,000 of our New Hampshire neighbors of all ages and varied abilities who depend on your generosity to live, learn, work and play to their fullest.


9:00 am

Registration begins at all checkpoints

10:30 am

Event officially starts

12:30 pm

Buccaneer Bash starts at The NASWA Resort

1:30 pm

Deadline for turning in poker hands

2:30 pm

Stage Program & Awards



The Buccaneer Bash

At the final stop at The NASWA Resort join the Buccaneer Bash! Come in your best pirate garb and swashbuckle the afternoon away.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Pirate Crew
  • Best Pirate Boat
  • Best Pirate Costume
  • Best Pirate Land Ship
  • Best Little Pirate

Thank you for Supporting!

July 13, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


With outstanding amenities, a central Laconia location, and the perfect room for every guest, The NASWA Resort is the perfect place for your summer vacation. We are located directly on Lake Winnipesaukee, boast the largest private sandy beach on the lake, and offer free boat slips for our guests.


We are always adding to our events calendar to make every stay special. Join us for fun theme events, like our Mardi Gras Weekend, our legendary birthday celebration, Parrothead Weekend, and Reggae Fest. There is an event for guests of all ages to enjoy at The NASWA Resort.


The Blue Bistro offers Brilliantly Crafted Cuisine to our guests and visitors of the Lakes Region. Join us for delicious dining and delightful views of Lake Winnipesaukee.


There’s plenty to do all summer long, and plenty of memories to take home with you. Start making them now – your summer stay is a click away. Book your summer stay on our website now for the best price and experience.

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