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. 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.
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
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.
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 receive a drink ticket for 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.
Sponsorships Want to sponsor? Email bryana@DestinChamber.com.