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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

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, United States

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, United States

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


Watch the 2023 RoboBoat competition with entries from around the world! RoboBoat is an international student program established to generate, cultivate, and enhance a community of innovators capable of making substantive contributions to the Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) domain. https://robonation.org/

Walk MS

A walk that brings together passionate people for a powerful purpose: to end MS forever. https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1395

Learn to Row

Learn to Row is led by expert, USRowing-certified rowing instructors. The course is an introduction to sculling focusing 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 two-day, eight-hour course will provide you with the skill set to safely row […]