Come Run the Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K
Clear your calendars on May 5!
It’s time for the 8th Annual Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K! Race enthusiasts will love this course, as it starts at beautiful Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun¬†Ave., and takes runners up¬†the coast with a beautiful view of the Bay.
Runners have the choice of participating in either the 5K or 10K course. The 10K begins at 7:30 AM with a 1:45-time limit, while the 5K begins at 8 AM with 1:15-time limit. Online registration is available until May 3, but you can still register for the race the day of. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 400 registrants, so don’t wait!
After the race, awards will be presented to male and female winners in multiple age categories. Post-race celebration to follow!
A visual of the course can be found here.
This year, the Packet Pick-Up Party and 6th Annual Destin Rotary Crawfish Bash will be held at Seascape Towne Center. Packet pick-up¬†will be from 5-7 PM, while the celebration will be going on from 5:30-9 PM. Enjoy Cajun crawfish and live zydeco music by the Fais Do-Do Band. Tickets can be purchased here. Can’t make it to the party? No problem – packets can be picked up at the Destin Chamber of Commerce from 1-5 PM on Thursday, May 3, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Friday, May 4. Packets may also be picked up before the race on Saturday, May 5 at Clement Taylor Park starting at 6 AM.
Planning to run the race but don’t have a place to stay? Don’t fret, as Southern Vacation Rentals has nearby accommodations – we’re talking within walking distance! Cottages by the Bay, located a mere minute away from Clement Taylor Park on Calhoun Ave., consist of seven beautifully restored homes. Each cottage can sleep anywhere from 4-12 guests, so no matter the size of your group everyone will have a place to stay. The cottages invoke an “old-Florida style” feel, with the preserved knotty pine walls and hardwood floors mixing perfectly with touches of modern luxury among the decor. Choose from seven cottages:¬†Better Together, Family Tradition, Humble and Kind, Love Letter, Something Blue, Peace, and Tranquility. Get your friends together and stay here to beat the traffic!
For more race information, visit the Destin Chamber’s website.
We’ll see you on the beach!