Benderson Chase

This two-day extravaganza is one of the largest fall rowing regattas in the state, attracting hundreds of spectators and bringing together over 1,100 athletes to battle for gold and glory!

We are pleased to partner with Sarasota Crew on this event. Races will be offered in under-15, under-17, under-19, under-23, Open, and Masters (A-K), all in sweeping and sculling. Athletes ages 13-75 will be participating in 97 race events.  Benderson Chase races will take place:

  • October 12:    9:15am – 3:30pm
  • October 13:    8:30am – 1:45pm

Calling all thrill-seekers, family fun enthusiasts, and food aficionados! Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart-pounding excitement of the Benderson Chase, Florida’s largest and most electrifying regatta.

As the athletes battle for glory, Regatta Island will transform into a vibrant hub of festivities, where you can indulge in a delightful array of culinary delights, explore our bustling vendor village, and engage in a variety of games and activities that will keep the whole family entertained.

Whether you’re cheering on the rowing champions or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, the Benderson Chase promises an unforgettable day of excitement, adventure, and family fun. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be captivated by the thrill of the chase!

Interested in entering the Benderson Chase? Registration and early bird pricing will be coming soon. 

Interested in hosting a Vendor Village booth? Contact us!


Can’t make it to Nathan Benderson Park? No Problem! Benderson Chase will stream LIVE on RHStv! 📺 Available to download FREE on Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Samsung, LG, mobile devices and  Immerse yourself in the action with our LIVE CHAT available during the event; accessible on mobile devices for you to cheer on YOUR team and send shoutouts! 📣 After our live broadcast ends, the event will be available Video on Demand. Watch anywhere, any time!  Follow @watchrhstv and share your favorite highlights with us! #BendersonChaseSarasota

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