Paddle at the Porch

Paddle at the Porch

The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com!

Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida, behind one of its most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar. It features a Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Races will be followed by awards.

Thank you to our race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House!

Race Start Times
9 a.m. – 3/6-mile races start
10:30 a.m. – 1-mile race starts
11 a.m. – kids’ fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts

Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as the 1st place winner for 50+ in the following categories:
1-Mile Beginner – Men’s, Women’s
3-Mile Recreational – Men’s Displacement, Women’s Displacement, Men’s Surfstyle, Women’s Surfstyle
6-Mile Elite – Men’s Elite, Women’s Elite

The names of the top male and top female in the 6-Mile Race will be placed on the Destin SUP Cup.

The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.

Registration
Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com! Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner – $35 until Aug. 17 / $45 on Aug. 18
3-Mile Recreational – $40 until Aug. 17 / $50 on Aug. 18
6-Mile Elite – $55 until Aug. 17 / $65 on Aug. 18
Kids’ Fun Race – $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)

Racer Welcome Party & Packet Pick Up
BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, enjoy food and beverages, and pick up your race packet. Packets are also available for pick up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.

Follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch for event details.

Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
www.RQDestin.com
(877) 724-2159

Destin Gulfgate
DestinGulfgate.com
(888) 234-4853
Promo code: PADDLE18
Must stay between Aug. 10 – 26, 2018
20% off your stay of 3 nights or more!

The Islander
Islander-Resort.com
(800) 477-8837
10% off your stay of 3 nights or more! Please reference ‘Paddle at the Porch’ at booking to receive discount.

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties,Inc.
https://www.destinbeachsideinn.com/specials/paddle18
(800) 225-7652
Promo Code: PADDLE18
10% off at the Beachside Inn between Aug. 13 – 24, 2018

Vacasa
http://www.vacasa.com/usa/florida/destin/
(800) 544-0300