Paddle at the Park Features New Name, Location & Categories

Now in its 9th year, Paddle at the Park, sponsored by Destin ER, is set for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021
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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, 2021, at 9 a.m. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite 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, Men’s Inflatable, Women’s Inflatable, 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.

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 withdisplays and booths set up along the beach. The event will conclude with awards.

Registration is open. Find all race details at PaddleAtThePark.com or follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePark.

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