Buffalo Poker Run

Buffalo Poker Run

2023 Buffalo Poker Run

We are looking to bring the Buffalo Poker Run back to it’s roots at Templeton Landing. Remember the days when the Buffalo Poker Run had 118 boats. Well it has been too many years and we want you back. So long that you don’t even own the boat you last ran the Buffalo Poker Run in. Let’s see those new boats or see how nice you have kept that old boat.

The runs primary course will be about 100 Miles.  We will have an approved backup course if needed due to wind.  The beautiful part about this run is that we have the ability to run the rivers shielded waters if needed.  This years charity is yet to be determided but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity.  We are hoping to raise a ton of money for charity this year.  Local participation is essential along with support from regional performance boaters to keep this event growing. 

We ask that you register early to help with the planning.  This way we can concentrate on creating an enjoyable safe weekend.  If you choose to get a slip you can book your slips directly with the marina.  Templeton Landings Courtesy Dock will be free for all registered boats until it is full.  We will also have the floating dock at Canelside reserved for overflow.  Expect to have boats rafted 10 deep, so if you do not like someone rafted off you, please secure a slip.  Individual slips at Erie Basin Marina (http://www.smithboys.com/erie-basin.htm) will be limited.  Booking early will allow us to plan for parking and docking and to ensure our event runs smoothly and in a timely fashion.   

Dates: August 11th-12th, 2023

Venue: Templeton Landing Restaurant & Special Events

An exciting yet intimate dining experience, a lively bar scene with the best Happy Hour in Buffalo, an anything-but-plain-old great time…there is always something magical happening here. This is what Templeton Landing is all about.

Marina: Erie Basin Marina

The Erie Basin Marina is a municipal inland harbor in Buffalo, New York. The marina is primarily for residential usage, containing a large array of boat docks, gardens, and a public observatory overlooking the city and waterfront. The marina’s harbor discharges into the Niagara River and Lake Erie.

Launch Ramp: Erie Basin Marina

Launch ramp is visible right from Templeton Landing’s patio bar.  Launch fee will be included in registration.

Become a Sponsor

Elite Poker Runs LLC invites your organization to become a Corporate sponsor for the Buffalo Poker Run.  Your contribution will underpin our mission to create an  amazing entertaining environment for attendants and also help in contribution to charities as we have raised and donated over $41,000 since we started our company in 2015.