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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

NBP Paddling Classic

The NBP Paddling Program welcomes all paddlers to join us in the inaugural NBP Paddling Classic at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida! We’ll set up Champion small boats from the recent 2022 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships for 200m and 500m racing. This is a perfect opportunity to compete on a world-class course, the home […]

Out Of The Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Community Walks, held in hundreds of communities across the country, are the core of the Out of the Darkness movement, which began in 2004. These events give people the courage to open up about their own connections to the cause, and a platform to create a culture […]

Circus Sarasota — 25th Anniversary Season

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Experience circus as it’s meant to be seen – award-winning international artists in one ring, under the big top. A spectacle that takes place only in Sarasota – Circus Capital Of The World. See the circus website for exact dates, times and tickets.

Bridge A Life Superhero 5K

The 12th Annual Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will start and finish be ON THE ISLAND near the finish tower. This is a Foster Care Awareness Event. In-person and virtual racing options are available. The Kids' Fun Run starts at 8:30am. The 5K will be on a CHIP START between 9-9:05am. You will […]

American Youth Cup I Regatta

The first of four AYC regattas, this series is a not-for-profit series of regattas leading up to the USRowing Southeast Youth Championships. The series works to give back to the athletes, giving crews opportunities to experience competitive, 2000-meter racing throughout the spring, ultimately preparing them to excel at the USRowing Youth National Championships in June […]

Sarasota Invitational Regatta

Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Host club for this annual regatta is the Sarasota County Rowing Club.

Walk to End Summer Hunger

Join All Faiths Food Bank for a walk to kick off the 2023 Campaign Against Summer Hunger to help feed children at risk of hunger over the summer https://allfaithsfoodbank.org/campaignagainstsummerhunger/

USRowing Winter Speed Orders

The 2023 USRowing Winter Speed Order serves as an opportunity for rowers to test their speed ahead of April’s National Selection Regatta and gives them a chance to earn automatic invitations to USRowing’s first selection camp of the year. It’s the first step in making this year’s 2023 Senior National Team.

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Bring your family, bring your dogs, bring your friends, and bring your friends' dogs! This free, family-friendly event includes a 3K walk and a Waggin' Tails Festival with upbeat music, delicious food, a beer garden, a variety of vendors, and an exciting raffle drawing.

Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon

Join the triathlon in several competition levels including the 2023 Americas Triathlon Elite Cup as well as a USA Triathlon draft legal age group race. Don't want to race? You are invited to cheer for the athletes as they swim, bike and run from Regatta Island through World Championship Drive.

Sarasota Jazz Festival

The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents a week-long music festival featuring more than 100 artists on four main stages, late night jazz jams, trolley pub crawl, films, free shows and much more. 

Lucky Leprechaun 5K

Lace up your lucky running shoes and come out for a sunrise run, followed by a celebratory green beer and post-race costume contest for a special prize Register today: https://raceroster.com/events/2023/60663/lucky-leprechaun-5k