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Get a Run for Your Money at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino 5K Poker Run

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is at it again with the 5K Poker Run, combining competition, fitness and fun for runners ages 21+ of any speed and skill level.

Courtesy-Harrahs-Ak-Chin-Casino-5k-Poker-Run-Facebook-LogoHarrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa is at it again with the 5K Poker Run, combining competition, fitness and fun for runners ages 21 and over of any speed and skill level. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16th.
Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female individual finishers and announced during the Pool Party immediately following the race. Racers can enjoy complimentary food and two beers per racer at the Pool Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party will also feature live music from 80s cover band Metalhead. Plus, play in the Poolside Poker Promotion starting at 9:15 a.m. for a chance to win $10 in free slot play up to $500 in cash. Tournament participants must have a Total Rewards card and valid photo ID to participate in the Poolside Poker Promotion. Guests not already signed up can do so for free any time before the event at the Total Rewards Center or online at
Harrah's-Poker-5K-Run-2Race packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, April 15 from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, or on Saturday, April 16 from 7-8 a.m. at the race site.
Last year’s event registered 200 runners with ages ranging from 21 to 78 years old. The fastest finisher completed the race in 18 minutes and the final finisher completed the race in 1 hour and 45 minutes. So no matter what age or ability, it’ll be a run that is full of excitement and fun for all. Everyone is invited to take advantage of the fast-paced fun and then enjoy the rest of the day in the sun at poolside.
Harrah's-Al-Chin-5-K-Poker-Run-1Last year’s event gave back to the community and this year Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino will continue the good will. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit The United Way of Pinal County, Girls on the Run serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties, and the Ocular Melanoma Foundation. Please register online at The entry fee is $40 and includes a race tech shirt, entry into the Poolside Poker Promotion, admission to the post-race Pool Party, and more! Use offer code RACECLN and receive $10 off your entry fee!
If you have any questions about the race or the pool party, visit or email
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