• Paddle at the Porch

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    The 2015 Paddle at the Porch is set for Aug. 15. 

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    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 kids' fun race, a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $6,000 cash purse! 

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

    Start Times
    9 a.m. - 3 & 6 Mile Start
    10:45 a.m. - 1 Mile Start
    11:30 a.m. - Kids' Fun Race Start

    Awards
    The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place racers in our 12'6" Men's Elite and 12'6" Women's Elite will split a $6,000 cash purse. 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 
     
    Kids' Fun Race - Top three boy and girl racers will receive awards.

    Fees & Registration
    Early bird pricing until June 30:
    $12 for Kids' Fun Race / $43 for 1 mile / $55 for 3 and 6 mile

    Pricing from June 30 – Aug. 14:
    $12 for Kids' Fun Race / $48 for 1 mile / $60 for 3 and 6 mile

    Race day pricing:
    $15 for Kids' Fun Race / $55 for 1 mile / $75 for 3 and 6 mile
     
    *Kids' Fun Race entry fee does not include t-shirt.

    Register on Active.com, by Aug. 13. Registration may also be done by submitting a completed race brochure with payment to the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce by Aug. 14. 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. 14. 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. 14, 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 8:40 a.m., on Aug. 15, behind The Back Porch, just prior to the start of the race.

    Race Accommodations
    To book your race weekend accommodations with Destin Gulfgate, call (888) 234-4853 or visitwww.DestinGulfgate.com and use the code PADDLE15 to enjoy a 15% discount on bookings between Aug. 10 - 22, 2015.

    To book your race weekend accommodations with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, visit this page and receive 15% off three nights or more.

    To book your race weekend accommodations with SummerPlace Inn, call (888) 232-2499 or visit www.SummerPlaceInn.com and mention 'Paddle at the Porch.'

    Sponsors
    Thank you to our partners and sponsors!
    Partners - BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
    Platinum Sponsor - Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
    Cash Purse Sponsors - The Center For Cosmetic & Family DentistryDestin CommonsOkaloosa Heart & Vascular Center, and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
    Gold Sponsors - 99Rock, Advocare Independent Distributor - threesixtywellnessnola.com, Buffalo Rock PepsiDestin Magazine, Gulf Coast Beach Cams, and Legacy Boating Club
    Accommodations Sponsors - Destin Gulfgate, Southern Vacation RentalsSterling Resorts and Realty, and SummerPlace Inn
    Silver Sponsor - Coastal Bank and Trust


    Additional sponsorships are available. Please contact Events Coordinator Suzy Nicholson Hunt at (850) 837-2711 x2 or suzyhunt@DestinChamber.com.

    2014 Race Results
    Overall Results
    1 Mile Times
    3 Mile Times
    6 Mile Times

    2013 Race Results
    Overall Results
    3 Mile Times
    6 Mile Times

    Past Event Photos
    2014 Album 1
    2014 Album 2, Including Award Photos (Photos by Manny Chavez, MC Photo)
    2013 Album
    2012 Album

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