On August 22, more than 800 people will compete in the 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon, one of the largest athletic events held in Northwest Florida. Nearly 200 volunteers are needed to assist with race support during Sandestin Triathlon weekend. In return, all volunteers will receive a commemorative race t-shirt, access to the official hospitality tent and special room rates at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. "Volunteering for the Sandestin Triathlon is a great way to get close to the event and see some amazing athletes and teams compete in one of our favorite events of the year at Sandestin," said Phil Werz, director of marketing and public relations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. "We have created a very efficient way for people to sign up, volunteer and know that they contributed to the success of an event that draws athletes to South Walton from throughout the Southeast." Volunteers can sign up for a specific day, or both days, and choose from a number of duties including assembling race packets, answering questions from athletes and relay teams, body marking, assisting in transition areas, handing out water and energy drinks to competitors, or other responsibilities with race operations. After signing up, officials with the Sandestin Triathlon will contact prospective volunteers to provide full information and where to report on race weekend. Volunteers can register online at SandestinTriathlon.com/Volunteers. The Sandestin Triathlon consists of half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, 20-mile bike ride along Scenic Highway 30-A, and a four-mile run through Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's beach and bayside communities. Proceeds from the event support the Sandestin Foundation for Kids, making a positive difference in the lives of children. Special room rates are available at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for official volunteers. To reserve accommodations at the resort while serving as a volunteer for the Sandestin Triathlon, call 877.276.8860 and mention the promo code: TRI15. For more about Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, visit the new website at Sandestin.com. 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 features the best in hotel accommodations, 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.