Thunder in the City 2022

Feel the THUNDER

At the Chesapeake's Bay's Premier Powerboat Poker Run Event, Thunder in the City presents the 18th Annual Thunder in the City Powerboat Poker Run. With both a awesome boat course and some of the best Dock Bar card stops on the upper Chesapeake Bay, this run never disappoints. Register now for your chance to win $5000 in prize money on this action packed weekend of boating. Safety First!! First and for most safety is our first priority, but having fun is our main goal. We adhere to Poker Runs America Assoc. Rules and Regulations. You will find all rules and regulations in the itinerary and they are for your safety, the safety of other participants, and the safety of your crew.


Bed & Breakfast Inns
Hampton Inns are in DE and MD
1. Ship Watch Inn, Chesapeake City, MD (410) 885-5300
2. Blue Max Inn, Chesapeake City, MD (410) 885-2781
3. Inn at the Canal, Chesapeake City MD (410) 885-5995
4. The Anchorage Inn, Earlville, MD (410) 275-8700

1. Hampton Inn, Middletown DE  (302) 378-5656
2. Hampton /Inn, Elton, MD   (410) 398-7777
3. The Sutton Inn Elkton, MD  (410) 398-3830
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Elton, MD  (410) 620-9494

1. Chesapeake Inn Basin Ramp (38' & under) - On site
2. Delaware City Public Ramp, Delaware City, DE & Parking
3. Richmond’s Marina (410) 275-2061 One ramp & Parking
4. Anchor Marina (410) 287-6000  Two ramps & Parking 



For more information:


2016 magazine



2018 magazine



itinerary purse
  1. Friday afternoon powerboats arrive at the Chesapeake Inn / REGISTRATION is Friday 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 9:30 am.
  2. 18th Annual dock party
  3. Saturday morning breakfast buffet 7:00am till 10:00am
  4. Driver's meeting 9:30am / Field exit the Marina @ 10:30am
  5. Helicopter photos (Randy Nuzzo) and video will be taken of the event.
  6. Lunch stop at The Jetty Dock Bar, Kent Narrows, MD
  7. Saturday evening 7:00pm  dinner party,  poker hand drawing and awards ceremony.

Poker Hands Cash Purse of $5,000**
1st = $3,500**
2nd = $1,000**
3rd  = $500**

**Cash prizes are based on 60 boats and number of sponsors - may be less.
entry fee course

Entry Fee is $750 per boat.
Field is limited to 60 boats ONLY!
No Reservations without payment. 

Registration includes:

  • 2 nights dockage
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2 poker run t-shirts
  • 2 poker hands


Poker Run Course Card Stops:

  1. Mouth of Loyds Creek, Sassafras River
  2. Tolchester Marina/The Shanty Dock Bar
  3. The Jetty Dock Bar (Lunch Stop)
  4. Tolchester Marina
  5. Tiki Lee's Dock Bar (afternoon dock party tie up)



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