Paddle at the Porch
The 5th Paddle at the Porch will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, 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 Race, 1-Mile Beginner, 3-Mile Recreational, 6-Mile Elite, and, new this year, a Relay. Races will be followed by awards, which include a $6,000 cash purse!
Race Start Times
9 a.m. - 3/6-mile races start
10:45 a.m. - 1-mile race starts
11:30 a.m. - kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts
12:15 p.m. - relay starts
Awards for all races will begin directly after the relay.
The $6,000 cash purse will be divided among the top three racers in our men's and women's 6-mile 12'6 elite category. Additional 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 - 14' Men's Elite, 12'6" Men's Elite, 12'6" Women's Elite
Kids' Fun Race - Boys, Girls
Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com! Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner - $25 until Aug. 19 / $35 on Aug. 20 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 19 / $50 on Aug. 20
6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 19 / $65 on Aug. 20
Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
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. 19. For those who cannot make the party, packets may be picked up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They may also be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.
A mandatory race meeting will be held 20 minutes prior to the start of each race.
Book your race weekend accommodations early! Check out our accommodations sponsors.
Guests receive 15% off* their stay between 8/15/16 and 8/27/16!
Visit DestinGulfgate.com and use code PADDLE16.
*Based on availability. Unit assignments are not guaranteed. All cancellation and other standard Destin Gulfgate policies apply to this offer.
Sponsorships are available. For details, please contact Events Coordinator Bryce Trafford at bryce@DestinChamber.com or (850) 837-2711 x2.
Thank you to our 2016 partners and sponsors!
The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Cash Purse Sponsor
Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Southern Vacation Rentals
Buffalo Rock Company, Inc.
Gulf Coast Beach Cams
VIP Destin Magazine
Islander CondominiumsFollow www.Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch for event details.2015 Race Results
Overall Results6 Mile Times
2014 Race Results
1 Mile Times
3 Mile Times
6 Mile Times
2013 Race Results
3 Mile Times
6 Mile Times
Past Event Photos
2015 Album (Photos by Manny Chavez, MC Photo)