The South’s rowdiest boating run, the Texas Outlaw Challenge—based out of Seabrook in southeast Texas—just got confirmation that their 2021 event is a GO.

After having to cancel their event in the eleventh hour last year, organizer Paul Robinson announced that he has secured crucial official approval to proceed with the event as scheduled on June 23-27, 2021. It’s one of the most encouraging signs that the country is nearing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.

“Texas is moving forward to the new normal, and the Outlaws are ready to ride with the newly released state guidelines,” said the event’s producer, Paul Robinson.”We have 60+ teams already pre-registered, and another 100 are expected to come in immediately. So get us on your calendar and get registered.”

Robinson said that a cap will be placed at 1,000 Outlaws for the 2021 event to remain within social-distancing compliances at participating poker run stops. “We apologize for the cap this year—we’ve never done that before—but we have to honor the limitations for the sake of our sponsors and local businesses. And we’re grateful that the State of Texas has given us an opportunity to conduct a move forward.”

The event will kick off with a “warm-up Wednesday” at the Barge, followed by the Street Party on Thursday. The Shootout is scheduled for Friday, with the Gunslinger Poker Run on Saturday. Robinson said that this year’s poker run stops will include Pier 6, a brand-new seafood restaurant and marina on Galveston Bay.

“We’re sorry to hear that the Tickfaw 200 had to stand down due to state decisions in Louisiana,” he added, referring to the recent announcement that the longtime Louisiana event was canceled this year.