Habitrot For Humanity Half Marathon and 5K October 6 at Sandestin

October 1, 2012 by SoWal Staff

 Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, will host the 2nd Annual Habitrot for Humanity, a half marathon and 5k race this Oct. 6, to benefit Habitat for Humanity.   

Sandestin invites running and walking enthusiasts to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenic trails throughout the beautiful 2,400 acre resort. Participants will be able to soak in views 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 26 years of success of the Sandestin Triathlon in August and the tradition of the Sandestin Beach Bicycle Tour.  

According to Shawna Harris, 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 Mrs. Harris. “This October we are thrilled to partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide support to families in need in our local community.”

The 2012 Habitrot for Humanity Race Schedule includes:
Friday, Oct. 5
4-8 p.m. Packet Pick-up and Pre-Race Party at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Saturday, Oct. 6
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. to 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 TROT12. 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.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 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 1,300 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 beach 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. Guests are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices for the latest events and news.

Visit or call 1-866-91-BEACH.


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