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    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.

    Race Course
    Paddle at the Porch race course

    Race Meeting
    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.

    Destin Gulfgate

    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.


    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals    

    Southern Vacation Rentals

    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

    Silver/Accommodations Sponsors

    Destin Gulfgate
    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
    Southern Vacation Rentals

    SummerPlace Inn

    Gold Sponsors
    Buffalo Rock Company, Inc.
    Gulf Coast Beach Cams
    VIP Destin Magazine

    Bronze Sponsor
    Islander Condominiums

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    2015 Race Results
    Overall Results
    6 Mile Times 

    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
    2015 Album (Photos by Manny Chavez, MC Photo)
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