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RUN/SUP Challenge at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Sep 21

September 17, 2019 by SoWal Staff

Cross training for a good cause is what RUN\SUP is all about and this time they are taking over Baytowne Marina. 

The Sandestin RUN/SUP Challenge will hold its inaugural competition on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Participants will complete a 1 mile run from Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina to the nature trails at Jolee Island and back where participants will transition to paddleboard a 1-mile course in the Choctawhatchee Bay ending back at the Marina.  Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male, female and youth.

“For over 33 years, Sandestin held an annual triathlon each fall and this year we have chosen to mix it up and launch the annual Sandestin RUN/SUP Competition,” stated Jason Draughn, Director of Recreation for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “We are incredibly lucky to have Baytowne Marina, Jolee Island and Sandestin, all situated on the Choctawhatchee Bay, offering an amazing backdrop for this type of event.”

In addition to the RUN/SUP Challenge, participants and fans will be able to participate in a silent auction which will include items such as a YOLO bike, New Orleans Saints Swag and more.  All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Sandestin Foundation for Kids. Their goal it is to make a meaningful and positive difference in children’s lives.

Sandestin is South Walton's largest resort destination, featuring miles of pristine beaches and a number of championship golf courses, high-rise condos, rental homes and a vast array of dining, retail and entertainment options. For more information on the inaugural 2019 Sandestin RUN/SUP Challenge, check out Sandestin.com/RUNSUP.

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 1,300 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 bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 123-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. Follow @Sandestin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest events and news.

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