3rd Annual Paddle at the Porch
|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. This standup paddleboard event features a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $5,000 cash purse!
Registration is open on Active.com or you may print and return our registration form.
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The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place racers in our 12'6" Men's Elite and 12'6" Women's Elite will split a $5,000 cash purse, thanks to purse sponsor Destin Commons! Additional awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as 1st place winners for 50+ and for 18 & Under, in the following categories:
1 Mile Recreational Race - Men's, Women's
3 Mile Race – Men’s Displacement, Women’s Displacement, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle
6 Mile Race – 14’ Men’s Elite, 12’6” Men’s Elite, 12’6” Women’s Elite, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle
Prior to Aug. 16, the fee is $60 for the 3 and 6 mile races and $48 for the 1 mile race. Registration may be completed on Active.com by Aug. 13, or you may print and return our registration form. Registration may also be completed at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce by Aug. 15, at 3 p.m., or at The Back Porch, located at 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E., in Destin, from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15. On Aug. 16, the fee is $75 for the 3 and 6 mile races and $55 for the 1 mile race. Race day registration may be completed at The Back Porch, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 to register. All racers will receive lunch from The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House.
Packet Pick-Up Party & Board Demos
Kick start the race weekend with our Packet Pick-Up Party & Board Demos at The Back Porch, from 4 – 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 15. For those who cannot make the party, packets may also be picked up at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They may also be picked up the day of the race from 8 – 9:30 a.m., at The Back Porch, 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E.
A mandatory race meeting will be held at 9:40 a.m., on Aug. 16, behind The Back Porch, just prior to the start of the race.