Event Series Camp Gladiator

Camp Gladiator

Adult outdoor group fitness, led by certified personal trainers to provide a dynamic & challenging workout for all levels. Offered on M, W, F. Classes at: Mondays:  5:15am, 9:30am, 6:15pm Wednesdays: 5:15am, 9:30am, 6:15pm Fridays: 5:15am, 9:30am  

Dragon Boat 101

Join the Sport of Legends Dragon boat paddling is not just a sport, it’s a celebration of unity and resilience. Stemming from Ancient China, this form of boat racing has evolved into a global phenomenon, binding people together in a spirit of fun, fitness and friendship. The vibrant boats, adorned to resemble dragons, symbolize boldness, courage, power and strength – qualities reflected in every paddler. Push your limits and compete in international events year-round with our dedicated competitive team, or join the recreational team for a more relaxed, pressure-free experience. Join the sport of legends and begin your dragon boat adventure today! Click below to view course dates and pricing.   

Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival

Looking for an event in Florida’s Gulf Coast? Join us in Sarasota, welcoming both competitive and recreational teams. Don't have a team? We have the Experience Dragon Boat Program. Click here for more information. In what will promise to be a fiercely competitive Sport Division and widely attended Community Division, the event offers racing for established and entry-level teams alike looking to gain competitive experience by competing in a world-class sports facility. Nathan Benderson Park features a 400-acre lake built to FISA specifications. In 2017, the multi-use sports venue hosted the World Rowing Championships, so teams can expect the best racing conditions come race day! Race distances include 200m, 500m, and the ever-thrilling 2k pursuit for Sport Division teams, while Community Division teams will race 3x500m. Festival grounds offer something for everyone. Spectators can take in the action and follow the excitement of racing while learning about the sport of dragon boat. Another point of interest is the Health and Wellness Village, where participants and spectators can receive products and services to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Families are invited to bring their children to come to spend time at the races and enjoy the outdoors.

2024 Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier & Panam Canoe Sprint Championships

The Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC), the American Canoe Association (ACA) and Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) are pleased to welcome you to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, USA for the 2024 Canoe Sprint Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier and Panam Championships! With over 20 countries represented from North, Central, and South America, this event marks the last opportunity for athletes to secure their spots for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Following last month’s World Championship event where American athletes earned one quota, this event serves as the final chance for countries to secure their spots for Paris. The competition will feature Olympic qualification events for both men and women, including the MK1 1000m, MC1 1000m, WK1 500m, and WC1 200m, where 1st and 2nd place in each event may secure qualification. Additionally, 1st place in the MK2 500m, MC2 500m, WK2 500m, and WC2 500m events will also earn qualification spots. Alongside the Olympic qualifiers, the Panam Championship Events will showcase thrilling races such as the MK1 500m, MC1 500m, WK1 200m, WC1 500m, MK4 500m, and WK4 500m.

FSRA Sweep Championships

Hosted by Florida Scholastic Rowing Association. To learn more and register, please visit their events page  Can't make it to Nathan Benderson Park? No Problem! FSRA Sweep Championships will stream LIVE on RHStv! 📺 Available to download FREE on Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Samsung, LG, mobile devices and www.rhstv.com.  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! #FSRASarasota     

Dragon Boat 101 – May

Join the sport of legends and begin your dragon boat adventure today! Click below to view course dates and pricing. 

USA Swimming Open Water Nationals & Juniors

Watch the best open water national and junior national swimmers take the waters of Nathan Benderson Park as they swim for the national championship titles in various distances.

SUP & Run 5K

Three great races, world-class venue, awesome shirts, custom 4" finisher medals, CHALLENGE coins, great prizes, spectacular post-race party with the libation lounge, SIP & RUM, yummy food, live DJ & MORE!

USRowing Southeast Youth Championships

The 2024 USRowing Southeast Youth Championships will take place May 11-12 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. This year's regatta once again will serve as a qualification regatta for the USRowing Youth National Championships. Check the USRowing website for more details. No VIP parking. Handicapped parking will be available. STREET CLOSURE AND TRAFFIC CHANGES• World Championship Drive will be closed all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the playground south to the 500-meter restroom.• Athletes Drive will be closed to car traffic from Honore Avenue to World Championship Drive.• Regatta event parking will be in the south of the park (turn into the park from North Cattlemen Road at the south boat ramp) for a nominal fee. (Spectators will use the west shore.)• Athlete drop-off will be in the Mote parking lot near the SCAT station — follow the signs through the lot from the traffic circle outside Ford’s Garage and the SCAT station.  

Dragon Boat 101

Join the sport of legends and begin your dragon boat adventure today! Click below to view course dates and pricing. 

USRowing Youth National Championships

The USRowing-produced regatta features more than 3,500 rowers racing for medals in as many as 43 events. There are 778 entries from 210 clubs across the nation, all of whom qualified for this event from regional youth championships. Those events included the USRowing Southeast Regional Championships, to which NBP played host in May. See the list of entries and clubs at https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=7735 To learn more about Youth Nationals, please visit https://usrowing.org/sports/2021/11/3/2022-Youth-National-Championships.aspx SpectatorsPurchase tickets : COMING SOON!Per USRowing, spectator tents will be allowed on the West Shore and should be no larger than 10x10 feet. They are not permitted on Regatta Island. VolunteersWe always welcome volunteers — get closer to the action, get a NBP shirt and we'll even feed you!The roles are various, as are the times available. We can't wait to have you here with us! Live BroadcastOur friends at USRowing are producing broadcasts of this weekend's USRowing Youth National Championships here at NBP. Here are the races: Schedule coming soon!