Two Big Running Events Coming to Destin
Destin’s Bayou, Bay, & Beach¬†
This great family event is scheduled for January 23. ¬†This will be the sixth year for runners and walkers to participate in Destin‚Äôs Sixth Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K and Half Marathon.
The 10K and Half Marathon courses are USA Track & Field-certified. While all courses are set alongside Destin waterways, the half marathon course yields breathtaking views of the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as it leads you through Destin,¬†along a 4-mile undeveloped stretch of Okaloosa Island, and back.
This year’s theme is “beach bums.” Wear your floral shirts, floppy hats, board shorts, bikinis, floaties, sunglasses – whatever says beach lifestyle¬†to you! ¬†
The events are sponsored by Shoreline Church. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. The start/finish line is at Clement Taylor Park in Destin.¬†One of our lodging partners, Southern Vacation Rentals, is a sponsor of the event and can help assist you with a vacation rental for race weekend in Destin, Fl.
Kill Cliff Destin Marathon/Half Marathon
This brand spanking new event will come to our area April 17. The Kill Cliff Destin Marathon/Half Marathon was born out of the first successful crowdfunding campaign to launch a marathon. Led by Zane¬†Holscher on Indigogo, runners from 30 states, two countries and 34 Florida cities helped reach the initial $50,000 goal last summer.
The events will benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families, and is a cornerstone of empowerment and comfort for the families of the fallen.¬†
The race title sponsor is Kill Cliff, an athletic recovery drink company, based in Atlanta. The¬†Kill Cliff founder, Todd Ehrlich, is a former Navy SEAL.
The race received international attention last June when the unique crowdfunding campaign was featured in Runner’s World magazine. You can read the article here.
Our lodging partner, Resort Quest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, is one of the race sponsors. Use promo code MARATHON to receive a 15% discount on two or more nights for race weekend.