SUP Sarasota is producing the Sarasota SUP Race Series to promote the healthy lifestyle of Stand Up Paddleboarding at three of Sarasota County's most beautiful Parks. Siesta Key Beach, Lake Benderson Park and Sarasota Sailor Squadron. It is the goal of SUP Sarasota to make the Coastal Waterways of Sarasota County a national destination for Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Nathan Benderson Park, the largest Rowing/Aquatic Facility in the Western Hemisphere and host to the 2017 World Rowing Championships, has been designed for one thing in mind...Flat Water Racing! It is one of the few locations that can guarantee flat water, they even have wave attenuation systems in place to keep board wake to a minimum. You'll also love the ease of access to the water that Regatta Island provides, no lugging of boards a few hundred yards from the parking lot to the staging area here...parking is within a few meters from the waters edge around the Island. Races, Vendor Tents, Lunch, Music, Landboarding Course, Board Demos....all are centrally located within this Olympic Village Setting. You'll love it!!!
Your Race Fee includes entry into the Elite or Open Race, Dash for Cash and Landboard/Penny Skateboard Course Events...
Elite 10 K Races
Men's and Women's 12.6, 14 and Unlimited Divisions, Over 50 Divisions in Men's & Women's 12.6 and 14's, Junior Boy's and Girls 12.6 Division.
Starting Time at 9:15 am
10 K - $75.00
Open 5 K Races
Men's, Women's and Junior Boys and Girls Race Board, Stock Surf SUP Divisions
- Race Boards are 12.6 feet in length with displacement hulls
- Stock Surf SUP's have non displacement hulls under 12 feet in length
Starting Time not before 09:15 am
5 K - $75.00
Half Mile Grom Race
Juniors 12 and Under - Boys and Girls Race Divisions`
1 K - $35.00
"NK SpeedCoach Challenge" Sprint Races
Free to all Elite and Open Racers - 100 Meter Sitting Water Start Sprint - Race 3 100 Meter Sprints on 3 Different Mfg Boards, Best combined times wins a new NK SppedCoach.
Divisions shall be determined by gender, board length...ie Men's 12'6" Race Board, Women's and Junior Divisions too..
The Best Five Minutes of Adrenaline...We're not sure which is going to be more fun...Racing it or Watching it!!!
Free to all 5K and 10K Race Entires.
$35 for single event entry
Landboard Race and Penny Skateboard Slalom Course Competition
Free to all Elite and Open Racers - The Compound Board Shop shall be organizing a Longboard Race and Penny Skateboard Slalom Course including a downhill stint in which each racer shall be timed. Best times receive Prizes donated by Loaded Longboards.
Boards and safety equipment (helmets, knee and elbow pads) provided
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