The Poker Run is conducted on dirt tracks at the Smithfield Conservation and Mountain Bike Park in Cairns, Queensland. There is a long loop (approx 3km) and a short loop (approx 2km) through rainforest and pine plantations.
Competitors complete as many loops as they can in the hour allowed. Upon registration and at the end of each short loop, competitors receive a playing card. Two cards are awarded for each long loop. The runner with the best poker hand at the end of the race is the winner.