Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is gearing up for its biggest event of the year — the 28th annual Sandestin Triathlon. Scheduled for August 23, the event includes 24.5 miles of rigorous exercise, and draws hundreds of people.
“We had more than 800 participants last year,” said Katie Tyler, recreation coordinator for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “Our goal for the next few years is to reach 1,000 participants, which I know we can do. This is the perfect place for a triathlon.”
The triathlon course starts with a half-mile swim in the
“Our triathlon course is one of the best,”
On top of that, part of your registration fee goes to a great cause.
Each year, the Sandestin Resort donates part of the proceeds, to the Sacred Heart Foundation — $20,000 to be exact.
“Although the location is a big selling point, we are also giving back,”
Race day kicks off at 5 a.m. on August 23 and ends with an awards party beachside at the Elephant Walk restaurant Pool Deck. You can register and view all the details at www.sandestintriathlon.com or call the Sandestion recreation center at (850)