The USATF-certified half marathon will begin at Clement Taylor Park in Destin at 7:30 a.m., and the 5K and USATF-certified 10K will begin at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. 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. A 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Certification numbers are FL12079EBM for the half marathon and FL12080EBM for the 10K.
This year's theme is Superheroes, and everyone is encouraged to come in costume.
We welcome Jeff Galloway Method participants for the half marathon! The only requirement is that participants keep pace to meet the 3-hour time limit.
Let us follow your race experience! Use hashtag #BayouBayBack when you Tweet or post race photos to Instagram.
7:30 a.m. - Half Marathon begins
8:30 a.m. - 5K/10K begins
10:30 a.m. - 1-Mile Fun Run begins
10:45 a.m. - Awards Ceremony begins
The 1-Mile Fun Run is $20 and is open to ages 12 and under. The 5K and 10K are $30 through Jan. 23, and $35 on race day. The half marathon is $60 through Jan. 23, and $70 on race day. Registration is available on Active.com until Jan. 21, at midnight. After that, please visit www.DestinChamber.com to download a race brochure. Call (850) 837-6241 for more information. T-shirts are guaranteed to first 500 registrants.
Registration will also be available on race day at Clement Taylor Park, from 6 - 8 a.m., for the 5K, 10K & Half Marathon, and until 10 a.m., for the 1-Mile Kids Fun Run.
Course Maps are available at www.DestinChamber.com. The start/finish line is at Clement Taylor Park, located at 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin.
Please note that no bicycles or pets will be allowed on the course. There will be a three-hour time limit to complete the half-marathon.
Awards will be presented to the winners, male and female, in multiple age categories. Finisher medals will be awarded to those completing the half marathon.
Packet Pick-Up Party
Race packets may be picked up in the Down Under Bar at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, in Destin, from 5 - 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 23. Packets may also be picked up at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 1 - 5 p.m., or Friday, Jan. 23, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., or the day of the race at Clement Taylor Park, from 6 - 10 a.m.
Prior to Jan. 24, fee is $30 for 5K/10K and $60 for Half Marathon. On Jan. 24, fee is $35 for 5K/10K and $70 for Half Marathon. 1 Mile Fun Run is $20.