Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Announces Habitrot for Humanity Half Marathon and 5k this October 8

Proceeds to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Walton County

DESTIN, FL, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, today announced Habitrot for Humanity, a half marathon and 5k race this October 8, to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Sandestin invites running enthusiasts this fall to enjoy the mild, sunny weather and scenic trails all throughout the beautiful 2,400 acre resort. From the beach to the bay, runners will be able to soak in views of the resort including the: Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay, beautifully manicured golf courses, ponds, nature and so much more.

Sandestin is a proven and popular destination for several fitness events, with 25 years of success of the Sandestin Triathlon in August and the new tradition of the Sandestin Beach Bicycle Tour in May.

According to Shawna Meisner, events director for Sandestin, this destination is the perfect place for athletes to compete and train to reach their fitness goals. "People of all skill levels enjoy training and competing at Sandestin because it's appealing, safe and festive," said Ms. Meisner. "This October we are thrilled to partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide support to families in need in our local community."

The 2011 Habitrot for Humanity Race Schedule includes:

           Friday, October 7
           4-8 p.m. Packet Pick-up at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

           Saturday, October 8
           Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

           6:00 a.m. Race Day Packet pick up available
           7:00 a.m. Half Marathon Starts
           7:30 a.m. 5k Run Starts
           8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Post Race Party

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, proceeds from the event will ultimately help build stronger lives for mothers, fathers and children in Walton County.

For those planning for a weekend getaway, Sandestin is offering athletes an attractive way to stay and save with special room rates when mentioning the promotional code TROT11. To sign up for the Habitrot for Humanity or for more information call 866-91-BEACH or visit

Contact for sponsorship opportunities and for volunteer opportunities.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was voted the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,400 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton, 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 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.

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