Destin’s Bayou, Bay and Beach Run
Calling all runners! Pack up your sneakers, reserve your Destin vacation rental and don’t miss the annual Bayou, Bay and Beach 5K-10K-Half Marathon through the scenic streets of the Emerald Coast on January 23, 2016.
The Bayou, Bay and Beach Run kicks off at 7:30AM on Saturday, January 23, 2016 with the half marathon portion of the event. This course takes runners from Clement Taylor Park through the Destin Harbor, along the Choctawhatchee Bay and through an undeveloped 4-mile stretch of Okaloosa Island before heading back. The course is USA Track & Field Certified and offers breathtaking views during the run.
At 8:30AM, the USATF-certified 10K kicks off and follows a similar course as the half-marathon. The 5K also begins at this time and takes you through the heart of downtown Destin. Bringing the kids with you? Sign them up for the 1-mile fun run! Entrance to each race is discounted until race day and proceeds benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, which works to restore and protect the Choctawhatchee Basin Watershed. The half-marathon fee is currently $60, while entrance to the 10K and 5K is just $30.
Oh, and don’t forget to start getting your costume together. The theme of this year’s race is Beach Bums! While flipflops may not be the best footwear choice, that doesn’t mean you can’t don your best floral shirts, floppy hats, sunglasses, floaties and more! Be sure to hit town in time for the packet pick-up party at Fudpuckers, a local Emerald Coast restaurant, as well. It takes place Janaury 22, 2016 and promises to be a rockin’ good start to a weekend of fun!