Come Join Southern at the Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K!

Join Southern on May 5th at the Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K in Destin! This popular run is in its eighth year, so you know it’s bound to be a good time. Those interested in the 5K race can register all the way up through the day of for just $30. For those making a last-minute jump, register on race day for just $5 more. For 10K participants, register for $40 through May 4, and $50 on race day. Be part of the first 400 to register and receive a free T-shirt!

The Race

The race takes place at beautiful Clement Taylor Park, located at 131 Calhoun Ave. in Destin. The 10K begins at 7:30 AM with a 1:45 time limit, while the 5K starts at 8 AM with a 1:15 time limit. Those running the 5K will run (or walk!) up Calhoun Ave. and turn around right before Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk on Beach Ave. Those running the 10K will follow the same path, but instead of turning around will head down Beach Ave., turn onto 1st St., then on 4th, head all the way down Beach Dr., turn onto Mountain Dr., connect onto Benning Dr. and head up to Cross St. until you connect with Calhoun Ave. and finish back at Clement Taylor Park. Whew!

Check out a visual of the track here.


In addition, the Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K is located near Cottages by the Bay. Cottages by the Bay are some of our favorite rental homes in Destin! For easy accommodations – you’re within walking distance of the starting line! – we absolutely recommend these beautifully-restored old Florida-style homes. The Cottages were designed for group fun, so those traveling with friends or family for the race will love the easy accommodations.

There are seven Cottages to choose from: Better Together, Family Tradition, Humble and Kind, Love Letter, Something Blue, Peace, and Tranquility. Each cottage sleeps 4-12 guests and is decorated with era-inspired furnishings and luxurious upgrades with an air of coastal charms. Additionally, the original knotty pine walls and hardwood floors have been well-preserved. Contemporary luxuries in each Cottage ensure you’ll love every moment of your stay.

Additional Information

After the race, awards will be presented to male and female winners across multiple age categories. An after-party will follow the awards ceremony!

You’ll feel twice as good about this run because a portion of the Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K proceeds benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.

For more information about the race, visit here. Online registration is available through May 3!

We hope to see you at the beach!