Valentine road race

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The 21st annual Valentine's 8K "Kiss 'Em to the Finish" Road Race is set for 9 a.m., Feb. 8 at The Track Recreation Center in Destin.

Early registration through Jan. 29 is $18 for Northwest Florida Track Club members, $20 for non-NWFTC members, and $35 for couple teams (no discounts). From Jan. 30 to Feb. 7, cost is $20 for NWFTC members and non-members, and $40 for couple teams. Race day registration is $25 per runner, and $45 for couple teams.

The first 200 entrants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt.

Race day registration package pickup is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at The Track.

The flat, fast 8K course starts adjacent to The Track parking lot on Airport Road, through Indian Bayou, returns and finishes at The Track. Aid stations are located at the 2 and 3.5 mile points, with each mile marked.

The top five couples will receive special awards recognizing their participation. Couples will be exempt from receiving open awards. The couple teams must register together and cross the finish line together to be eligible for awards. Couples must be a male and female runner and does not need to enter their age/birthdate on the registration form.

The post race party and awards will be hosted by The Back Porch following the race.

For more information, call Steve Cookman at 850-585-0980 or email at

To register on line go to