Sandestin Ready for 27th Triathlon

Miramar Beach, FL---It's a big weekend ahead for the folks at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The resort is hosting the 27 annual Sandestin Triathlon Saturday.

This what you would call a "sprint triathlon", a half mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, followed by a 20 mile bike and a 4 mile run.

The race based on the Gulf side of the resort, with the transition area and finish line in the parking lot near the Elephant Walk restaurant.

Race Director Shawna Harris telling me today the event is again a sellout, 850 competitors who are coming from more than a dozen states. Louisiana and Florida with the most entries though some racers coming from as far away as California and Ohio and New York!

The triathletes will hit the water at 6:30 Saturday morning. This event benefits Sacred Heart Hospital, which comes in with some 200 volunteers to help run the event!