The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com!
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, BOTE Destin and The Back Porch in Destin, Florida!
Thank you also to title sponsor Destin ER.
Gold sponsor ResortQuest Gulf Coast.
Accommodations sponsors Destin Gulfgate, The Islander Resort in Destin, Florida, and Newman-Dailey Resort Properties.
Silver sponsors Blanken Management, Henry Chiropractic Destin, The Preserve at Henderson Beach, Sea Glass Apartments, Sleep Number, and WET Inc.
Media sponsors 1021 THE WAVE, 103.1 The Blaze, Highway 98 Country, K2 Media, Inc., and Q92-Hit Music Now.
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 - 14' Men's Elite, 12'6" Men's Elite, 12'6" 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, regardless of age group or category.
The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.
Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com! Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner - $35 until Aug. 17 / $45 on Aug. 18
3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 17 / $50 on Aug. 18
6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 17 / $65 on Aug. 18
Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)
Racer Welcome Party & Packet Pick Up
BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 4 - 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, enjoy food and beverages, and pick up your race packet. Packets are also available for pick up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.
Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:
ResortQuest Gulf Coast by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Promo code: PADDLE18
Must stay between Aug. 10 - 26, 2018
20% off your stay of 3 nights or more!
The Islander Resort in Destin, Florida
10% off your stay of 3 nights or more! Please reference 'Paddle at the Porch' at booking to receive discount.
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Promo Code: PADDLE18
10% off at the Beachside Inn between Aug. 13 - 24, 2018
For details, visit www.PaddleAtThePorch.com.