A Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board Race on the Verde River in Camp Verde, Arizona, March 18th 2017.
The snowfall up the hill in Flagstaff has been good this year and we are anticipating good river levels for this fun and popular event, which draws novice and seasoned paddlers alike.
The Verde River Runoff includes both a 5 and 10-mile race – each with multiple categories for entry. The 10-mile race starts at White Bridge and the 5-mile race starts at the River Access at Clear Creek. Both races end at Beasley Flats. The river has a nice current with Class I-II rapids and winds its way through mostly Forest Service lands. This race 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. Safety personnel will be stationed along the river. An after party and awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival, which will be happening concurrently in Camp Verde. Go to VerdeRiverRunoff.org for online registration, event details, and updates.
The Verde River Runoff is organized by the Verde River Valley Nature Organization. VRVNO is a non-profit organization that is raising awareness of our natural resources by providing recreation, education and nature-tourism opportunities supporting the stewardship of the Verde River Valley. This event is made possible through a special use permit from the Prescott National Forest.