Wide Open fun is in the cards for 2024 as Mercury Racing announces its plans to host the first Mercury Racing Owners Poker Run in June 2024 in Oshkosh, WI. The four-day event will be organized with support of the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau and veteran event planner Shannon Radtke. Tentative dates are June 20-23, 2024.

“We could not be more excited to work with Mercury Racing, the City of Oshkosh and Shannon Radtke,” said Jodi Jensema, Discover Oshkosh Sales and Services Manager. “Mercury Racing has a long history in Oshkosh, and we love that they want to share this with the Oshkosh community. Lake Winnebago and the Fox River will be a great place to showcase these amazing boats, and we can't wait to be a part of this first time event.

Preliminary event plans include a multi-stop powerboat poker run on the Lake Winnebago basin with a live sandbar concert, a street parade of powerboats, a street dance, and Mercury Racing factory tours. The event is intended to be family friendly and inclusive of all boats and boaters, powered by Mercury Racing.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Mercury Racing owners and the performance boat community to Oshkosh for this event,” said Stuart Halley, Mercury Racing General Manager. “The 50-year history of Mercury Racing started right in Oshkosh on the banks of the Fox River, so this seems like the perfect place for the Wide Open crowd to gather for an event that will offer something for the entire family.”

Additional information will be released as plans solidify. Learn more about the Mercury Racing Wide Open lifestyle and all Mercury Racing high-performance marine products at MercuryRacing.com.

Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems for discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling power boating experience on the water. Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories. Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of pleasure boats, marine engines, and accessories.