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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

Tidewell Trot

Benefits Tidewell Hospice and other Empath Health functions in the region. Kids Dash is at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K at 8 a.m. and one-miler at 8:15 a.m. The food and vendor fair opens at 9 a.m. This is the former Tidewell Turkey Trot, previously held in Lakewood Ranch.

NBP Rec Day!

Try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and even sailing with a captain. $10/person; $5/person with accompanying child 7+; children up to 6 free

NBP Rec Day!

Try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and even sailing with a captain. $10/person; $5/person with accompanying child 7+; children up to 6 free


Finish Tower

Join Yael Campbell for a total workout set to Latin rhythms, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome. At the base of the finish tower. Fee is $5 cash, due before the session begins.


NBP Veterans New Paddler Day

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

If you're a military veteran, whether abled, disabled or wounded, there's room for you on the NBP Veterans paddling team — so fall in and get in sync with us! Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Guardians and Coast Guardsmen alike, come try out paddling and contemplate being part of a team. Cost: Learn for FREE about […]


Head Of The 941

This year, the Head Of The 941 will again take place over two days, to maximize the number of events in which each athlete may participate. Events will be offered in under-15, under-17, under-19, under-23, Open, and Masters (A-K), all in sweeping and sculling.

Florida Turkey Trot Presented By Publix

Join nearly 4,000 of your closest friends Thanksgiving morning for the fourth annual Florida Turkey Trot Presented By Publix! The 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m., with the Kids Dash at 7:15 a.m. This event brings runners, joggers and walkers from across the Suncoast and beyond for what's become a new Thanksgiving tradition. All participants […]

Turkey Row

NBP's inaugural Turkey Row is Thanksgiving morning! This is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy Thanksgiving with a beautiful morning row or outrigger paddle alongside our Florida Turkey Trot participants! All participants are encouraged to be ready a half-hour before the row begins. The Turkey Row is free for the community, but donations […]

Gobble Gauntlet

With three challenge laps and 1,026 stairs to climb, weights to carry and a Thanksgiving dinner to burn off, Camp Gladiator Sarasota's Gobble Gauntlet is a great way to work off the holiday!

Learn To Row

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

No experience necessary!  Learn to Row is an introduction to sculling that focuses on the fundamentals of sculling (rowing with two oars). Individuals will be taken step by step through nomenclature, safety maneuvers, and independent boat handling skills. This eight-hour course will provide you with the skill set to safely row a single scull. Class […]

Yoga In The Park

Restrooms at 500m mark along World Championship Drive

Every first Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m., join Marina Traub for an all-levels yoga class with plenty of modifications and amplifications to suit your body. Be here by 9:15 a.m. to prepare! Click here for more info.


Last Paddler Standing

Last Paddler Standing is an endurance SUP race. Unlike any other paddle race in the world, Last Paddler Standing is a race of stamina and strategy. Racers will paddle a 3.33-mile loop course, starting and finishing the loop within a one-hour period. The next loop will begin on the hour and the race goes until […]