• Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency

    Paddle at the Park / Paddle at the Porch

    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 sponsors Eglin Federal Credit Union and T-Mobile; accommodations sponsors The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach, SummerPlace Inn and Vacasa; bronze sponsor StretchLab Destin; media sponsors 102.1 The Wave, 99RockDestin LifeFlorida Man Radio NetworkHighway 98 CountryMcCain's Creations Photography, and Rock 92.1; and beverage sponsors Buffalo Rock and Destin Brewery

    Race Start Times
    9 a.m. - 3/6-mile races start
    10:15 a.m. - 1-mile race starts
    10:45 a.m. - kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts
    Awards 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 Inflatable
    3-Mile Recreational - Men's Displacement, Women's Displacement, Men's Surfstyle, Women's Surfstyle, Men’s Kayak, Women’s Kayak
    6-Mile Elite - Men's Elite, Women's Elite, Men's OC1 or 2, Women's OC1 or 2
    The 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 and gift cards from Saltwater Restaurants!
    The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will win a BOTE Youth t-shirt and hat.
    Registration is now open on Paddleguru.com. Pricing is as follows:
    1-Mile Beginner - $45 until May 5 / $55 on May 6
    3-Mile Recreational - $50 until May 5 / $60 on May 6
    6-Mile Elite - $65 until May 5 / $75 on May 6
    Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
    Racer Welcome Party
    Join 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 enjoy drink specials at Al's Beach Club.
    Race Packet Pickup
    Packets 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.

    SummerPlace Inn
    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.
    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.

    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Race Partners
    BOTE  The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
    Title Sponsor
    HCA Florida Destin Emergency
    Platinum Sponsors
    Destin - Fort Walton Beach Tourist Development  Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical
    Silver Sponsors
    Eglin Federal Credit Union  T-Mobile
    Accommodations Sponsors
    The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach  SummerPlace Inn  Vacasa
    Bronze Sponsor
    Beverage Sponsors
    Buffalo Rock  Destin Brewery
    Media Sponsors
    102.1 The Wave  99Rock  Destin Life  Florida Radio Man Network  Highway 98 Country  McCain's Creations Photography  Rock 92.1

    2020 Race Results
    Awards List
    1-Mile Times
    3-Mile Times
    3-Mile Kayak Times
    6-Mile Times

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