August 17, 2019 all-day America/Chicago Timezone

The 8th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration is now open on PaddleGuru.com – https://paddleguru.com/races/8thAnnualPaddleatthePorchSponsoredbyDestinER!

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; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsors Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; silver sponsors Blanken Management, Life’s A Beach, Sleep Number Store #10939, and Wet, Inc.; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., and Vacasa; bronze sponsors Battle Beauties Fashion and Emerald Bay Golf Club; media sponsors 102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, Destin Life, Highway 98 Country, K2 Media, Land Air Sea Productions and Q92; and beverage sponsors 3rd Planet Brewing, Buffalo Rock Company, and Destin Brewery!
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 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 overall top male and female in the 1-Mile, 3-Mile, and 6-Mile races will also get to choose from some awesome new BOTE lifestyle products, including the KULA Softy 2.5 (retail value $229), BOTE Highwater Slingback (retail $150) and BOTE Aero Chair (retail $129)!
The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will win a BOTE Youth t-shirt and hat.

Registration is open on Paddleguru.com or you may download and return our brochure. Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner – $35 until Aug. 16 / $45 on Aug. 17
3-Mile Recreational – $40 until Aug. 16 / $50 on Aug. 17
6-Mile Elite – $55 until Aug. 16 / $65 on Aug. 17
Kids’ Fun Race – $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
Racer Welcome Party & Gift Card Giveaway
BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, and enjoy food, compliments of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, and cold beer. One lucky racer, participant or sponsor will win a $100 BOTE GIFT CARD! The giveaway will take place at the end of the event, and you must be present to win.
*Please note that packets will not be available for pick up here.
Race Packet Pickup
Packets are available for pick up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.