The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 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 Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Races will be followed by awards.
Thank you to race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsors Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; accommodations sponsors Destin Gulfgate, The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., and Vacasa; silver sponsors Battle Beauties Fashion, Blanken Management, GUSU Paddle and Surf, Henry Chiropractic, Life's A Beach, The Preserve at Henderson Beach, Sea Glass Apartments, Sleep Number Store #10939, and Wet, Inc.; bronze sponsor Half Shell Oyster House Destin; and media sponsors 102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, Destin Life, Highway 98 Country, K2 Media, Inc., and Q92 Hit Music Now. Thank you also to Grayton Beer Company, LLC, and Buffalo Rock Company for providing refreshing beverages to our racers.
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. Winners of the 3- and 6-mile races will also win a KULA ($199 value), compliments of BOTE!
The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.
Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com! Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner - $35 until Aug. 17 / $45 on Aug. 18
3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 17 / $50 on Aug. 18
6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 17 / $65 on Aug. 18
Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
Racer Welcome Party
BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 4 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, and enjoy food and beverages. 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. 17, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.
Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Promo code: PADDLE18
Must stay between Aug. 10 - 26, 2018
20% off your stay of 3 nights or more!
10% off your stay of 3 nights or more! Please reference 'Paddle at the Porch' at booking to receive discount.
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties,Inc.
Promo Code: PADDLE18
10% off at the Beachside Inn between Aug. 13 - 24, 2018
For details, visit Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch or www.PaddleAtThePorch.com.