The 2016 Gasparilla SUP Invasion




Surf Outfitter
1413 S. Howard Ave, Suite 104 
Tampa, FL 33606
Friday, April 29th, 4PM-7PM
Saturday, April 30th, 10AM-6PM 

2016 Gasparilla SUP Invasion

Race events take place along the beautiful waterways of downtown Tampa, launching from Downtown Tampa's Cotanchobee Park. Race divisions include elite, recreational, corporate teams, krewes, kids, and sprints. See top athletes compete in this live MC'd sporting event featuring food trucks, live music, exhibits ,vendors, and a live raffle with lots of great prizes!

The Gasparilla SUP invasion is part of Tampa RiverFest 2016  - a free, annual event presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa. The two-day event features happenings in every downtown Tampa park along the Riverwalk including the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races, the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival, The Mayor's Mac & Cheese Throwdown,  The Florida Aquarium Penguin Waddle, SPCA Florida, Kids Play Zone, interactive performances and live jazz along the RiverWalk. 

Open to SUP, kayak, OC, and surfski paddlers. 

Elite Race: 10k

Recreation Race: 5k

Kids Race: 1/4 mile

Sprints: 200m

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Scheduled Racer Events

7:30AM - 8:30AM Corporate Team Check In
8:00AM-9:30AM  Race Registration & Check In
8:30AM - 9:00AM 200 Meter Dragonboat Warm-Up Sprint
9:00AM -9:45AM Pan Am Dragonboat Long Distance Race
9:45AM-9:50AM National Anthem & MC’d Kick Off
9:50AM - 10:00AM Captains Meeting – Racers Course Overview
10:20 AM Elite 10k Race Start 
10:45 AM Rec 5k Race & Krewes’ 5K Race Start 
12:00PM-1:30PM Racers Food Line Opens 
12:00PM-12:15PM Kids Racers Meeting 
12:30 PM Kids Quarter Mile Race Start
1:30PM - 3PM Sprints
3:15PM-4:00PM Award Ceremonies
4:00 PM Grand Prize Raffle Drawing 

                                       Post Race Fun

After the race enjoy a full day of Riverfest activities along Tampa's scenic Riverwalk. Stroll down to Curtis Hixon Park for the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival or head on down to Water Works Park for live jazz and entertainment. 

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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


May 1, 2016


Tampa, FL