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Jacksonville River Rally And Fun Run Returning

One of the most laidback events of the go-fast boating season, the Jacksonville River Rally And Fun Run is set for June 21-24. Organizer Greg Harris, a South Florida real estate agent who owns a well-known 32-foot Skater catamaran called Mad Props and runs it with his longtime girlfriend/assistant organizer Yvonne Aleman, announced the event’s return today.

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Always a casual good time, the Jacksonville River Rally And Fun Run is back for 2018. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

As in years past, all proceeds—including a portion of the special room rate at the Doubletree Riverfront host hotel—will go to Camp Amigo, a weeklong outdoor adventure experience for children recovering from the emotional and physical scars of severe burn injuries.

The festivities will begin Thursday night with a meet-and-greet party at a venue to be announced. On Friday, participants will join in the North Florida city’s annual Boater Skip Day on the St. Johns River. That night, there will be a chicken wing cookout at Metro Park Marina at Everbank Field, the host marina for the event.

Saturday’s fun run will depart Jacksonville at approximately 10 a.m. and head to Crystal Cove in Palatka. The Saturday night dinner and party, where participants can collect cards, buy raffle tickets and make additional donations to Camp Amigo, will happen at River City Brewing Company in downtown Jacksonville.

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Last year, event raised $11,500 for Camp Amigo. Photo courtesy/copyright Bill Pyburn, Sr.

To receive the special room event rate at the Doubletree Riverfront hotel, participants need to inform the reservationist that they are with the Jacksonville River Rally And Fun Run when booking. Discounted reservations also can be made online using this link. Those with special slip requests should reach to Metro Park Marina directly by phone, 904-630-0839.

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