SATURDAY: Sandestin Hosts New Gameday 5K to Help Kids Locally & Abroad

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast will be the backdrop for the inaugural Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K, September 17. The Saturday event is designed for all and will feature a 5K and a one-mile fun run for children 12 and under.

Sandestin invites running enthusiasts to enjoy the mild, sunny weather and scenic surroundings.

Participants will be able to soak in views of the beautiful 2,400-acre resort including the Choctawhatchee Bay, pristine golf courses, ponds, nature and so much more.

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 includes:

Friday, September 16
5-7 p.m. – Packet pick-up at Sandestin’s Linkside Conference Center

Saturday, September 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

Photo from Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Photo from Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

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. Please contact Kristin Cloud for more information.

For more info, follow the event page on Facebook or call 866-422-2137.