Destin’s Upcoming Marathons & Events

Destin’s laid-back beach vibe is starting it’s yearly metamorphosis from sleepy seaside town into a bustling vortex of Pre-Spring activities. Destin’s coastline is a visual playground for runners and marathon walkers, with some courses offering water views and others leading along undeveloped areas of Okaloosa Island. If you’ve never considered adding “Marathon Running or Walking” as a thing-to-do on vacation, this is your chance. Below you’ll find a brief snapshot of marathons and events for January 28-March 17. January 28 Destin’s “Bayou, Bay & Back” 5K/10K Run/Walk & Half Marathon: Clement Taylor Park at 131 Calhoun Avenue, 7:30am. While all courses offer water views, 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 & back. Visit www.active.com for more information. January 29 “Winter Concert Series” 2pm-4pm Enjoy a free concert every Sunday on the Destin Harbor. Harbor Walk Village, Stage 10. February 4 “Mardi Gras Parade” 2pm at the Harbor Walk Village, Stage 10. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing handful of beads! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage after the parade. Visit www.destinshines.com for more information. February 11 Valentine’s 8K “Kiss ‘Em To The Finish” at The Track Recreation Center, 9am. Contact: 850-651-8958 or visit www.active.com for more information. February 18 “Son of a Beach” 5K at The Back Porch. Enjoy this 5K run on the white sand beaches of Destin, FL. Event benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Visit www.active.com for more information. March 17 City of Destin’s “12th Annual Run with the Dogs” 5K at the Destin City Hall. A nice flat 5K course beginning and ending at the Destin City Hall Annex across from the ball fields. The awards and post race party will be held at Calhoun’s Pub & Grub. Visit www.active.com for more information.

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