MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Nearly 1,000 athletes and spectators from Maryland to Texas and everywhere in-between will enjoy the tradition of one of the most scenic and celebrated triathlons in the country on Saturday, August 20.
The Annual Sandestin Triathlon at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is recognized as one of the most notable athletic events in Northwest Florida. The first leg of the race starts on the sugar white beaches of Sandestin as athletes prepare for the half-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Next, racers will bike a 20-mile course along Highway 98 and Scenic Highway 30-A. Racers will quickly return to Sandestin where they will park their bikes and complete the event by running four miles through the resort.
The Sandestin Triathlon is a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. It is one of the area's best events for spectators and it's free to watch. For athletes, the triathlon requires registration and a fee to compete.
In addition to recognizing the Sandestin Triathlon winners, one contender will receive the Scott Christmas Award. After surviving a near-fatal plane accident, Scott Christmas went on to win the Sandestin Triathlon a year later in 1997. Each year, this award is presented to a participant who has faced similar experiences of bravery.
Special discounted accommodations are available for people wanting to enjoy the convenience of staying on property with daily amenities and activities. Visit Sandestin.com/tri or call (877) 276-8860 (promo code TRI30) for details.
Proceeds benefit Sandestin Foundation for Kids. The Sandestin Foundation for Kids organization allows for funds to be gifted to needy children and families quickly in the event of a tragedy. Sandestin Foundation for Kids goal is to provide support immediately, when it is needed most to children throughout the community and abroad.
The Sandestin Triathlon is sponsored by: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Visit South Walton, Coca-Cola, Multisport Performance Institute, Saucony, Yellow Pages, YOLO Board, Nike Factory Store, Kentwood Springs, Soothing Arts, Team MPI, Dragon Sports and Ace Hardware South Walton. For more information visit www.sandestintriathlon.com.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin's APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.
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