Sandestin Gameday 5K Benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids Sep 17

September 6, 2016 by SoWal Staff

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the scenic backdrop for the inaugural Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K on September 17.

Participants will soak in views of the beautiful 2,400 acre resort including the Choctawhatchee Bay, pristine golf courses, ponds and natural surroundings.  The Saturday event is designed for all and will feature a 5K and a one mile fun run for children 12 and under.

The event will benefit Sandestin Foundation for Kids, an organization that allows for funds to be gifted to needy children and families quickly in the event of a tragedy. Sandestin Foundation for Kids goal is to provide support immediately, when it is needed most to children throughout the community and abroad.

The 2016 Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 16
5-7 p.m. | Packet Pick-up at Sandestin’s Linkside Conference Center

Saturday, Sept. 17
Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
8 a.m. | Event Day Packet Pick-up Available
9 a.m. | 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Starts 
9:30 a.m. | Post-Run Party Starts

The post-run party will include activities at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina; corn hole, bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, amazing silent auction items and the college football game of the day live on the jumbo screen overlooking the bay. Marina Bar & Grill will also be offering gameday specials.

Sandestin is also offering an attractive way to enjoy a weekend getaway. Stay steps away from the event and enjoy discounted deluxe accommodations starting at only $99 with promotional code SDFK5K. For more information visit or call (855) 270-5105. Pre-registration for the event is recommended and can be completed online here.

Through the generous support of business owners and community residents, there will be vacation stays, restaurant certificates, spa packages and more available for bidding in the silent auction at the post-run party.

This year’s sponsors include Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center, Med Spa of Destin and Sandestin, Run With It, Hancock and Whitney Bank, Proffitt PR, Coca-Cola, Space Walk and more to come.

Sponsorship, volunteering, and silent auction opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Kristin Cloud via email at

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 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. Download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

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