Paddle at the Park Features New Name and More

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Now known as Paddle at the Park, Destin’s favorite annual standup paddleboard event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park and welcoming two new categories – kayaks and inflatables! Now in its 9th year, Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER is set for Saturday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race.

The weekend fun begins on Friday, Aug. 20, with a Racer Welcome Party at BOTE, an international paddle board brand headquartered in the Destin area. It continues on Saturday morning with the races, which have staggered start times, beginning at 9 a.m. Racers and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere with displays and booths set up along the beach. The event will conclude with awards.

Registration is now open at paddleguru.com/races/9thAnnualPaddleattheParkSponsoredbyDestinER. Find all race details at PaddleAtThePark.com or follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePark.

Thank you to our race partners BOTE and Henderson Beach State Park; title sponsor Destin ER; platinum sponsors Destin – Fort Walton Beach and Destin Life; silver sponsor Eglin Federal Credit Union; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and Vacasa; bronze sponsors Emerald Bay Golf Club and Troy University – Fort Walton Beach; beverage sponsors 3rd Planet Brewing, Buffalo Rock and Destin Brewery; and food sponsor Swell Pops!