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The Morningside Ride & Poker Run is a short Road Rally–a scavenger hunt for a team of 2 in your car, coupled with a Poker Run. But instead of bringing back stuff, your mission is to answer clues related to the sights you see along the way. The team with the most right answers wins!  You also draw 5 cards along the route – and if you have the winning hand you get a great prize!

You’ll begin at the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin’s University, where you’ll be given one of three routes  to follow. As you drive the route–it takes about an hour and a half–you’ll answer a bunch of questions related to the sights you see along the way. For instance, question number 3 might be about the number of birdhouses in someone’s yard just as you drive by that yard. Sometimes the questions are fill-in-the-blank, sometimes they are a little tricky or a play on words, but they are always fun and everybody always has a great time!

This year’s theme is SAFARI! Costumes are optional, but they really add to the fun.

The event concludes back at the Worthington Center with a delicious breakfast, raffles–including the grand prize, a Sunriver Resort Vacation–and awards for the winning teams, best poker hand and best safari-related costumes. Questions? Give us a call at 360.596.3539 for more information, and check out a sample instruction sheet and sample clue sheet from an earlier Morningside Ride below.

The Morningside Ride & Poker Run raises funds for Morningside’s High School Transition Program for young people with disabilities,  helping them prepare for life after school with job and soft skills training, internships, job  placement and job coaching. 

Event starts and ends  at:

The Norman Worthington Conference Center  at Saint Martin’s University
5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM:  Check in/ Road Rally Start  

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM:  Road Rally finish, breakfast, raffles, program

Cost of Event

$80 per 2-Person Team
$30 per Additional Adult Passenger

$10 per Child ages  2-12

$25 Adult Brunch Only

Sample Ride Instructions

Sample Clue Sheet



Thank you to these 2018 sponsors!

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DISCLAIMER: Morningside, Morningside Ride and/or any of its affiliates are not responsible for the results, impacts, or outcomes that may occur between teams as a result of participating in the Ride. Nor will mediation be offered or paid for between significant others!