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Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

January 17, 2012 09:17 ET

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Honors Fallen Soldiers as Co-Title Sponsor of Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon

Second Annual Ultra Marathon Benefitting the Families of Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Will Be Run Entirely on the Beach Along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast

DESTIN, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - Next month TOPS'L® Beach & Racquet Resort, a professionally managed beachfront property by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, will welcome runners and spectators for the Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon taking place Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. The entire ultra marathon course is run in the sand along the sugar-white shores of the Gulf of Mexico, and participants are invited to run with or without shoes.

As the proud Co-Title Sponsor and Official Lodging Host for the Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon, ResortQuest Destin is offering discounted rates at TOPS'L® Beach & Racquet Resort. Nightly rates start as low as $80 per night for a studio suite at TOPS'L Summit or $96 per night for a two-bedroom unit at TOPS'L Tennis Villas. Additional discounted rates are also being offered at other select ResortQuest properties along the race course. These special race rates are available for stays from Wednesday, Feb. 15 through Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

The 50-mile ultra marathon, a distance nearly twice that of a traditional marathon, pays homage to those who "go the extra mile" -- the fallen soldiers for whom this race is run. All profits from race registration fees will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a top-rated nonprofit organization that provides support and assistance to the families of wounded and fallen special operations military personnel.

The Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon will take place Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 with the start time at 5:00 a.m. and close time at 7:00 p.m. The start/finish is at TOPS'L Resort Fitness Center located at 9011 Emerald Coast Hwy in Destin, Fla. A number of additional race events will take place throughout the weekend including a 50K race, 50-mile relay, the Son of a Beach 5K and Son of a Beach Athlete Challenge.

"Opportunities to help families right here in our community are particularly meaningful. That's why we're proud to sponsor the Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon and to host several events on-site at TOPS'L," said Ed Evans, senior operations manager at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. "We even have employees who donate their personal time to helping this great cause."

To take advantage of ResortQuest's Destin 50 Beach Ultra Marathon lodging discount, guests should call 888-909-6807 and mention Promo Code A1158. Availability is limited, and reservations must be booked by phone. Rates vary based on unit type and length of stay and do not include taxes and other applicable fees. The discount cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. More details, including terms and conditions, are available online.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by the world's largest hospitality company, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 94,000 vacation rental properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays, Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol®, ResortQuest® and The Resort Company, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

About ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is a leading provider of full-service vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S., with a portfolio of approximately 6,000 vacation rental properties. For more than 20 years, ResortQuest has provided full-service vacation rentals in the most desirable beach, ski, golf and tennis resort destinations across North America. ResortQuest is part of Wyndham Vacations Rentals, the world's largest serviced vacation rentals business providing access to more than 94,000 vacation properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide, and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamrentals.com. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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