Paddle at the Porch
The 8th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m.
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 our race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsors Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; silver sponsors Battle Beauties Fashion, Blanken Management, Life's A Beach, and Wet, Inc.; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., and Vacasa; bronze sponsor Emerald Bay Golf Club; media sponsors 102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, Destin Life, Highway 98 Country, Land Air Sea Productions and Q92; and beverage sponsors 3rd Planet Brewing, Buffalo Rock Company, Destin Brewery, and Grayton Beer Company!
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.
The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.
Registration is open on Paddleguru.com or you may download and return our brochure. Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner - $35 until Aug. 16 / $45 on Aug. 17
3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 16 / $50 on Aug. 17
6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 16 / $65 on Aug. 17
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. 16, 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. 16, 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.
Follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch for event details.
Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:
Visit www.islander-resort.com to book your lodging! Stay & save 10%! Click here to get started. Visit www.vacasa.com to book your lodging!
Thank you to our Race Partners and Sponsors!Title SponsorGold SponsorsSilver SponsorsAccommodations SponsorsBronze SponsorMedia SponsorsBeverage Sponsors
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