Sandestin Triathlon Needs Volunteers Aug 22

August 11, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon will be held August 22 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Join over 800 athletes to compete in a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike ride along Scenic Highway 30-A, and a four-mile run through Sandestin’s beach and bayside community.

The Sandestin Triathlon is one of the largest athletic events held in Northwest Florida. Organizers are encouraging the general public to come out and get involved in the event by volunteering during Sandestin Triathlon weekend. Volunteers are needed to assist on Friday and Saturday. In return, all volunteers will receive a commemorative race t-shirt and access to the official hospitality tent.

"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 are needed for a variety of duties on Friday, August 21 and Saturday August 22 (main event).

Read more about volunteering for the event online. 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 intransition areas, handing out water and energy drinks to competitors, orother responsibilities with race operations. After signing up online, officials with the Sandestin Triathlon will contact you to provide full information and where to report on race weekend.

The Sandestin Triathlon consists of half-mileGulf 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

Event Schedule Friday, August 21 4-8pm  Packet Pick-up and Expo at Linkside Center Exhibit Hall Sandestin Resort

Saturday, August 22 5:00am  Body Marking & Transition Area Opens in The Beach House parking lot
5:30am  Packet Pick-up
6:15am  Transition area closes
6:30am  Race Start on the Beach 1/2 mile west of The Beach House
10:30am  Post Race Party: Beachside at the The Beach House Pool Deck

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