5th Annual Verde River Runoff

5th Annual Verde River Runoff

March 18th in Camp Verde

Heading into our 5th year  – heads up everyone for this adrenaline-packed event!  Pray for snow so river levels will be good for boating.  The competitive event and fun run is a 5 & 10-mile canoe and kayak race including stand-up paddle boards.  There are multiple entry categories to challenge every type of boater with trained safety personnel stationed at hazard locations.  The course will wind its way through mostly Forest Service lands set against the picturesque backdrop of the red rocks from White Bridge or Clear Creek in Camp Verde to Beasley Flats.  Join us for the after-party and awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Camp Verde Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival.  VRRO is made possible through a Special Use Permit from the Prescott National Forest District.   Registration is coming soon.


See a gallery of pics by Critical Eye Photography by Doug Von Gausig

2016 Verde River Runoff Winners


Men’s Solo Kayak:

1st   Jeff Johnson   1 hr45min
2nd Jim Delehany  1hr46min

Women’s Solo Kayak:

1st  Alyson Bottke     2hr15:03min
2nd  Jeanmarie Haney  2hr15:07min

Tandem Canoe:

1st   Michael and Tony Shaw   2hr3min
2nd  Jodie Allen and Jean Keller  2hr6min

Stand-up Paddleboard:

1st Mason Lacy    2hr2min
2nd  Gary Lacy  2hr9min


Men’s Inflatable Kayak:

1st Wes Johnson  2hr33min

Tandem Kayak:

1st  Joyce Anderson and Robert Moxon   2hr21min
2nd  Ross and Brian Teske   2hr31min

Tandem Inflatable Kayak:

1st  Kelly and Ricardo Valles  2hr27min
2nd  Richard and Rick Cobban  3hr6min

Men’s Solo Canoe:

1st  Harry Sweet  2hr12min



1st  Theresa Rose  1hr21min


Inflatable Kayak:

1st Lorene Georgionni   1hr30min


1st  Paulene Milner  1hr28min