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Paddle at the Porch

The 3rd Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by ML Healthcare is set for Aug. 16, 2014.

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. This standup paddleboard event features a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $5,000 cash purse!

Registration is open on Active.com or you may print and return our registration form.

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Thank you to our partners and sponsors!
Partners - BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Title sponsor - ML Healthcare
Purse sponsor - Destin Commons
Gold sponsors - 99Rock, Brannon & Brannon, The Beachcomber, Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Cox Communications, Inc., Destin Magazine, MC Photo, and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Silver sponsors - Beach Butler, The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Coastal Bank and Trust, Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology, and Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A.
Accommodations sponsors - Go Southern, Sterling Resorts, and SummerPlace Inn
Bronze sponsor - Brookdale Home Health and Yolo Board

Awards
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place racers in our 12'6" Men's Elite and 12'6" Women's Elite will split a $5,000 cash purse, thanks to purse sponsor Destin Commons! Additional awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as 1st place winners for 50+ and for 18 & Under, in the following categories:

1 Mile Recreational Race - Men's, Women's

3 Mile Race – Men’s Displacement, Women’s Displacement, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle

6 Mile Race – 14’ Men’s Elite, 12’6” Men’s Elite, 12’6” Women’s Elite, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle

Registration
Prior to Aug. 16, the fee is $60 for the 3 and 6 mile races and $48 for the 1 mile race. Registration may be completed on Active.com by Aug. 13, or you may print and return our registration form. Registration may also be completed at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce by Aug. 15, at 3 p.m., or at The Back Porch, located at 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E., in Destin, from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15. On Aug. 16, the fee is $75 for the 3 and 6 mile races and $55 for the 1 mile race. Race day registration may be completed at The Back Porch, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 to register. All racers will receive lunch from The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House.

Packet Pick-Up Party & Board Demos
Kick start the race weekend with our Packet Pick-Up Party & Board Demos at The Back Porch, from 4 – 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 15. For those who cannot make the party, packets may also be picked up at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They may also be picked up the day of the race from 8 – 9:30 a.m., at The Back Porch, 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E.

Race Meeting
A mandatory race meeting will be held at 9:40 a.m., on Aug. 16, behind The Back Porch, just prior to the start of the race.

Race Accommodations
To book your race weekend accommodations with Southern Vacation Rentals, please call (866) 934-4251 or visit SouthernResorts.com. Mention 'Paddle at the Porch' to receive 20% off on a selection of its Destin vacation homes and condos.

To book your race weekend accommodations with Sterling Resorts, please call (855) 884-5796 or visit SerlingResorts.com. Sterling Resorts is offering a 30% discount at Sterling Shores, located by the race site. Cost is $118 for a 1-bedroom and $160 for a 2-bedroom.

To book your race weekend accommodations with SummerPlace Inn, please call (888) 232-2499 or visit SummerPlaceInn.com. The SummerPlace Inn is offering a Weekend Special (3-night special for Friday - Sunday) for $330, which includes hot deluxe continental breakfast, free WiFi and parking, complimentary upgrade (based on availability), 1 p.m. courtesy late check out (based on availability), and snack pack at check-in, or a 1-night stay for $119, which includes hot deluxe continental breakfast, free WiFi and parking, 1 p.m. courtesy late check out (based on availability), and snack pack at check-in.

To book your race weekend accommodations with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, call (800) 380-4808 and mention the Paddle at The Porch Event or Group Code A1300. A discounted rate is being offered at Sundestin Beach Resort, located directly on the beach and just 1/2 mile from the event site. To learn more about Sundestin, please visit Sundestin.com.

Previous Races
Please click on the links below to see the 2013 official race standings and times.
Overall Results
3 Mile Times
6 Mile Times


Click below for photos of our 2012 and 2013 Paddle at the Porch events.
2013 Photos
2012 Photos



 
 
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