Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency
The 10th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency is returning to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Henderson Beach State Park on Aug. 20, 2022! It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards. Kayaks and inflatables are welcome too.
Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency targets locals and visitors interested in the rapidly growing standup paddle board sport, with a special emphasis on drawing those from outside our area. The event is open to the public, and it is being held in partnership with BOTE and Henderson Beach State Park.
Thank you to our race partners BOTE and Henderson Beach State Park; title sponsor HCA Florida Destin Emergency; platinum sponsors Destin - Fort Walton Beach and R3 Construction; accommodations sponsors SummerPlace Inn and Vacasa; silver sponsors 99Rock, Destin Life, Eglin Federal Credit Union and Z96; bronze sponsor Circle JM Farms; photography sponsor McCain's Creations Photography; and site sponsors Buffalo Rock and Destin Fire Control District!
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 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
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!
The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will win a BOTE Youth t-shirt and hat.
As of Aug. 15, we added a 6-Mile Outrigger Canoe category, due to multiple requests. This will be a timed event, but we do not have awards for it.
1-Mile Beginner - $45 until Aug. 19 / $55 on Aug. 20
3-Mile Recreational - $50 until Aug. 19 / $60 on Aug. 20
6-Mile Elite - $65 until Aug. 19 / $75 on Aug. 20
Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
Racer Welcome Party & Gift Card Giveaway
BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at BOTE Destin, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, and enjoy food, and cold BOTE beer from Destin Brewery. One lucky racer, participant or sponsor will win a $100 BOTE GIFT CARD! The giveaway will take place at the end of the event, and you must be present to win.
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. 19, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at Henderson Beach State Park.
Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:
||SummerPlace Inn is offering a race weekend special of $299 for two nights. Call (850) 650-8003 to secure the special rate. To view the hotel and amenities, visit SummerPlaceInn.com.
||Check out Vacasa.com for pricing and availability.
Thank you to our 2022 partners and sponsors!
2020 Race Results
3-Mile Kayak Times