• Paddle at the Porch Purse Increases to $6K, Early Bird Registration Ends June 30

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    June 26, 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 26 – The 4th Annual Paddle at the Porch features a $6,000 cash purse! The event will take place on Aug. 15, in the beautiful emerald green waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla.  It features one mile and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including the $6,000 cash purse!  All ages and skill levels are invited to participate.

    New this year, will be a Kids’ Fun Race! Kids, ages 12 and under, may compete in this half-mile race. Medals will be awarded to the top three boy and girl racers.

    A portion of race proceeds will benefit Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization rebuilding the lives and supporting the men and women injured while serving the country during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It builds or modifies homes and gifts them, mortgage- free, to veterans and their families.

    For the 3- and 6-mile races, the cost is $55 before July 1, $60 before Aug. 15, and $75 on race day.  For the 1-mile race, the cost is $43 before July 1, $48 before Aug. 15, and $55 on race day.  Registration may be completed on Active.com. The first 200 to register are guaranteed t-shirts.
    For the Kids’ Fun Race, the cost is $12 before July 1, $12 before Aug. 15, and $15 on race day. No t-shirt is given with this race.

    Thank you to partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, in conjunction with Cash Purse Sponsors The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Destin Commons, Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center, and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; Platinum Sponsor Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., Accommodations Sponsors Destin Gulfgate, Sterling Resorts and Realty, and SummerPlace Inn; Silver Sponsor Coastal Bank and Trust; and Gold Sponsors 99Rock, Advocare Independent Distributor  - threesixtywellnessnola.com, Destin Magazine, and Gulf Coast Beach Cams.

    Stay up-to-date on all race details at PaddleAtThePorch.com or follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch.
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