Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency
The 11th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency is moving its location and date! This standup paddle board race will take place in the Gulf of Mexico behind The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Saturday, May 6, 2023. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races, a 6-mile elite race and a kids' fun out-and-back paddle, to be followed by awards. Kayaks and inflatables are welcome too.
Registration is now open on Paddleguru.com!
Thank you to our race partners BOTE and The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island; title sponsor HCA Florida Destin Emergency; platinum sponsors Destin - Fort Walton Beach and Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical; silver sponsor Eglin Federal Credit Union; accommodations sponsors The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach, SummerPlace Inn and Vacasa; bronze sponsor StretchLab Destin; media sponsors Destin Life and McCain's Creations Photography; and beverage sponsors Buffalo Rock and Destin Brewery!Race Start Times9 a.m. - 3/6-mile races start10:15 a.m. - 1-mile race starts10:45 a.m. - kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) startsAwardsAwards will be presented directly following the last race 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, Men’s Inflatable, Women’s Inflatable3-Mile Recreational - Men's Displacement, Women's Displacement, Men's Surfstyle, Women's Surfstyle, Men’s Kayak, Women’s Kayak6-Mile Elite - Men's Elite, Women's Elite, Men's OC1 or 2, Women's OC1 or 2The names of the top male and top female in the 6-Mile Race will be placed on the Destin SUP Cup. The overall top male and female in the 1-Mile, 3-Mile, and 6-Mile races will also win some awesome BOTE lifestyle products!The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will win a BOTE Youth t-shirt and hat.
RegistrationRegistration is now open on Paddleguru.com. Pricing is as follows:1-Mile Beginner - $45 until May 5 / $55 on May 63-Mile Recreational - $50 until May 5 / $60 on May 66-Mile Elite - $65 until May 5 / $75 on May 6Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)Racer Welcome PartyJoin us at Al's Beach Club from 4 - 6 p.m., on Friday, May 5, for live entertainment! Packets will be available for pickup at the nearby Daiquiri Bar. Explore the race venue and catch up with racers old and new. Racers who pick up here will receive a drink ticket for Al's Beach Club.
Race Packet PickupPackets are available for pick up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. They may be picked up at the Racer Welcome Party and on the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island.Follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePark for event details.Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
Right next to the race venue, The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach offers beautifully appointed Gulf front and Gulf view rooms and suites, daily entertainment, enhanced WiFi, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, on-site dining and more. To book your stay for $199 on May 5 - 6, please click here or call (850) 337-9194. If you would like to book additional days, please call. Last day to book this deal is April 5, 2023. Cancellation is required 48 hours prior to arrival.
Located in the heart of Destin right next to some of its most popular attractions, including The Track Family Fun Park, Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park, and Henderson Beach State Park, SummerPlace Inn offers smoke-free rooms, complimentary breakfast, fitness center, free WiFi, indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, whirlpool & more. Call (850) 650-8003 or visit SummerPlaceInn.com.Vacasa
When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. Visit vacasa.com/destin to find your race weekend accommodation.
SponsorshipsWant to sponsor? Email bryana@DestinChamber.com.
2020 Race Results
3-Mile Kayak Times