Morongo Desert Run
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:36
Dave Larus in Desert Run, News
It's almost time again for MBSAR's (Morongo Basin, Unit 218) annual fundraiser; the "Desert Run". This is our 37th year and the event takes place on the 1st weekend in October. The actual Run this year is on Saturday the 1st of October but MBSAR members will be preparing all week for this popular event. We have the whole weekend planned for your enjoyment!

There' will be affordable meals available along with off-road games such as a vehicle "teeter-totter" competition and an "articulation ramp". There'll also be some vendor sponsored off road exhibits at our "Base Camp". This a family event and not a race and all types of 4-wheel drive vehicles / ATV's / UTV's /  Dirt Bikes / "Buggies" & "Rat Rods" are encouraged to show up and participate. The event takes place on and around  the famous Means Dry Lake off Hwy 247 in the BLM Johnson Valley OHV Area.  Just think "King of the Hammers" but on a small, friendly & local level. So pack up for an off-road camping weekend and join in the fun!

The event is an off road course approximately 15 to 20 miles long and will have an "easy" and a slightly "harder" path (both clearly identified) for you to navigate around to 5 check points. We'll have MBSAR members serve as "rovers" & manning checkpoints to help keep you on course. This is a poker run so you'll play a fun & easy  game at each checkpoint to get a card which will formulate a poker hand. The course takes approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete. We have a trophy and cash for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers with the best hand.  In addition, you'll be given an entry ticket for a drawing held after the event with several dozen quality prizes to be given away. As if that wasn't enough, you'll also have an opportunity to enter into a cash prize drawing ("1/2 & 1/2") that has yielded upwards of $1,200.00 at past Desert Run events! 

You can register at the event on Friday, September 30th at our Base Camp or you can pre-register online at www.desertrun.org and get a $5 discount. We have a schedule of events and a Menu for the weekend in a flyer that's available at our website (www.desertrun.org)You can also visit us on Facebook: desert run - morongo basin search and rescue. Also, the flyer will provide you with any other information that you may want to know about the event. Or you can call Renee @ 951-203-6816 or Josh Lewis @ 760-275-8514. Thanks for your support of the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue Team. All profits go toward support and training of the Unit! 

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