The Sarasota SUP Race Series is now a single race called the Sarasota SUP Championships and takes place on the world famous white sandy beaches of Lido Key Beach. This years Battle of the Paddle format event shall have the 5K, 10K and Grom races taking place in the cool temps of the morning and the "SUP Rodeo" in the afternoon. Awards for all Distance events shall given during lunch so the day travelers can get back on the road and be home by dinner. The afternoon will center around competitive fun for all ages and ability levels: Team Sprint Races, Obstacle Courses, Live Music, Food, Cold Kona Brews, Board and SUP Equipment Demos, Over 40 Surf and SUP Vendors and the best Raffle prizes in the country. So, Race in morning....SUP Rodeo in the afternoon...a day on Siesta not to be missed!!
Men's and Women's 12.6, 14, Unlimited and Prone Divisions, Over 50 Divisions in Men's & Women's 12.6 and 14's, Boys and Girls Junior 12'6 Division.
10 K - $75.00
Men's, Women's and Junior Race and Stock Surf SUP Divisions, 12.6 , 14 Race boards and Stock Surf SUP 12.5 feet and under, Over 50 Divisions in Men's and Women's Stock Surf SUP, 12.6 and 14 race boards.
5 K - $45.00
Half Mile Grom Race
Juniors 12 and Under - Boys and Girls Race Divisions`
1 K - $25.00
Coed Team Relay Sprint Races
Following Lunch and the Awards Ceremony....Free to all Elite and Open Racers - Beach to Buoy and Back 100 yard dash - Must use same board, first team to back on beach advances.
Teams must consist of one Male and one Female. There will be two Divisions, 12’6 Race Board and Stock Surf SUP (under 12 feet).
Elimination rounds to follow Distance Races - Sign ups open until start of first heat - if you don't have a partner, we'll find you one.
Be Adventurous, sign up for this fun race, you'll love it!
*Awards given to top three finishers in each division. 3 racers must enter into a division for awards to be given.
Safety watercraft shall be on the course during all races. The standard distress signal of raising the paddle in the air for assistance or waving the paddle in the air for an emergency is in effect. To compete in the Race, each board must have the following:
- Personal Flotation Device
- Noise making device (whistle)
- Leash (optional)
Rule number one...be safe and look out for each other...we are all out to have fun!!
We, as members of the SUP Community would like to share the experience of bonding with our natural surroundings out on the water with our local special needs children. Waterman give back...and we are asking for racers who wish to stick around after the awards ceremony to pair with a local child and show them what it is to be up and out on the water. To see, if only for a brief time, why we are so hooked on this sport! I think they will enjoy it as much as we do!!
Awards, Prizes, Goodies:
The top 3 finishers in each division shall receive an Award. All entries shall receive a swag bag full of goodies, samples and freebies from local restaurants, bars and retail stores. The first 200 Racers to check in on site shall receive a Sarasota SUP Race Series T-Shirt. All racers will be given a ticket for a free lunch in designated lunch tents. Hats, T-shirts, Coozies, Red Bull and Kona samples shall be available for Racers, Family and Friends joining in on the days festivities. All are welcome to either leave early or spend the day and demo SUP boards, lend a helping hand to local children to experience SUP, listen to some tunes, have a cold Kona, grab a LazyBunz Water Lounger and go cool off in the water or enjoy our sandy beach!!!