2019 Lookout Shootout Fun Run
Sep 21, 2019, 9:00 AM
Jack's Waterfront Bar

Join us for the annual Lookout Shootout Fun Run, a boat poker run inspired by a boyhood passion that has become an extremely popular event on the Morehead City Waterfront. A small group of volunteers put together an event for the locals and invited guests and participants from as far away as Florida. We welcome everyone to the Crystal Coast, one of the most beautiful coasts on the East coast, to take a ride in your boats for a good cause.

NC East Sports, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to engage, gather and inspire family, friends and visitors of all ages from all over the country to the Crystal Coast, focusing on local support for a seasonal community and provide a fun boating event for participants and spectators and boating enthusiasts.

We consider the Lookout Shootout Fun Run a welcome addition to all the activities that take place on and around the intracoastal waterway.   The Fun Run is a Saturday event that takes you to stops in and around Cape Lookout, Beaufort and Morehead City to compete for the best poker hand.  There is a blackjack option available as well. 

2019 Lookout Shootout Wrap Up!

It was absolutely beautiful weather for the 2019 Lookout Shootout Boat Poker run hosted at Jack’s Waterfront Bar.  26 boats participated in this year’s event and they raised over $6000 dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina.  You could hear the engines roar all the way up in New Bern where the boats all met for lunch at Persimmon’s. 


We played 72 hands of poker and the cards were HOT this year with impressive poker hands but it was tough to beat third place with an Ace high flush!  The excitement was high with the 1st and 2nd places finding Full Houses!  Blackjack wasn’t as easy to come by but the winner did end up with “21”!


Congratulations to the winners


1st Place - 

Matt Raymond from Jacksonville NC – Thank you Matt for donating your winnings back to the charity!!


2nd Place - 

Josh Tawes from Smithfield VA


3rd Place -  

Geoff Palmer from New Bern NC


Blackjack Winner -  

Brad Parnam from Hertford NC



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Schedule of Events

Friday September 20th

6pm - 9pm Fun Run Registration

Saturday September 21st

9am-10am Fun Run Registration with breakfast goodies and coffee 

10am Captains Meeting
10am Fun Run begins directly following the Captains meeting

1pm Lunch at a local restaurant of your choice

5pm Fun Run finishes with Extra cards available for purchase until 6pm
5pm Appetizers available at Jack's
6:30pm Awards ceremony

Hotel Information

Beaufort Hotel

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort NC 28516


There is a group rate available. Mention Lookout Shootout when you reserve your room.  They also have dock space available. 

If you are interested in house rentals please contact Matt Cole at 252-342-6108.  Receive 10% off your rental if you mention the Lookout Shootout. 

Dock Space Available

Jaycee Park Docks at 9th Street - contact Jeff 252-422-8854 - space is first come first serve


Explore the Crystal Coast by boat and help raise money for our Charity

The Alzheimer's Association 

Eastern North Carolina chapter

All proceeds from this event will go to our 2019 Charity Partner.  The Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina chapter serves 51 counties from Raleigh to the Coast. They help all those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by providing support groups and education resources, while advancing crucial research and public policy initiatives.  

Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

For more information visit their website www.alz.org.  They have a local office in Raleigh NC.

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