Verde River Run Off Registration Opens

    February 14, 2020 all-day

    Registration Opens for the Verde River Run Off!

    During the Pecan and Wine Festival weekend, the Friends of the Verde River proudly presents the 8th Annual Verde River Runoff. The Runoff will be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 in Camp Verde

     Friends of the Verde River presents the 8th Annual Verde River Runoff. The Runoff will be held on Saturday, March 21st in Camp Verde, AZ. The 5-mile fun float and 10-mile kayak, canoe and stand-up boarder race draws novice and seasoned paddlers alike. Participants can select from multiple entry categories to challenge themselves, engaging every type of boater with trained safety personnel stationed at hazard locations.

    The 5- and 10-mile races are a family-friendly celebration of nature and boating during prime spring runoff season for river running in the Verde Valley. The river winds through public lands set against the picturesque white gypsum cliffs of Camp Verde. The 10-mile race starts at White Bridge and the 5-mile fun float at the River Access at Clear Creek. Both races end at Beasley Flats. The river has a nice current with Class I-II rapids making this an adventure for all.

    Join Friends for the after-party and awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, also on March 21. Friends will be pulling the winning ticket for the Run the Verde River Raffle at the festival. You can purchase raffle tickets online until 5pm on March 20 and in person at the Festival until 2pm, unless all 500 tickets have been sold. Both Verde River Runoff and the Run the Verde River Raffle support Friends of the Verde River and outdoor recreation in the Verde Valley.

    Registration fees: $25 for the 5-Mile Fun Float, $50 for the 10-Mile Race. Online registration opens on February 14. The event is limited to 200 registrants. Register at

    To purchase tickets for the Run the Verde River Raffle, go to

    What: Verde River Runoff
    When: Saturday, March 21st, 2020 from 10am – 3pm. Arrive at 7am
    Where: White Bridge River Access Point, SR 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
    Registration Contact: Jeri Higgins, (928) 282-2202, [email protected]
    Event Coordinator: Laura Jones, (928) 451-6860, [email protected]

    Friends of the Verde River is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to work collaboratively to restore habitat, sustain flows and promote community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system. We envision a healthy, flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our unique environment, vibrant economy, and quality of life for future generations.


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