The Verde River Runoff is a 5 and 10 mile, canoe and kayak race on the Verde River in Camp Verde, Arizona held in March. It is organized and presented by Friends of the Verde River, VerdeRiver.org.
The runoff will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 in Camp Verde. This 5 and 10-mile kayak, canoe and stand-up boarder race is a popular event that draws novice and seasoned paddlers alike. Participants select from multiple entry categories to challenge every type of boater with trained safety personnel stationed at hazard locations.
The race and fun float is a competitive event as well as a family-friendly celebration of nature and boating during prime season for river running in the Verde Valley. The course will wind its way through mostly Forest Service lands set against the picturesque backdrop of the red rocks. The 10-mile race starts at White Bridge and the 5-mile at the River Access at Clear Creek. Both races end at Beasley Flats.This race is run on a special use permit from the Prescott National Forest.
The registration fee is $50 and limited to 200 people. Online registration begins February 8, 2018. For registration, event details, and updates, please visit the website. Organizers suggest that the earlier you register the better.
Friends of the Verde River, a non-profit organization works collaboratively to restore habitat, sustain flows, and promote community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system.
All proceeds benefit the conservation and outdoor recreation in and on the Verde River Valley. With multiple categories for entry, the Verde River Runoff is a great river run for a variety of experienced paddlers.