Sarasota SUP Championships | 2015 Race
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The Sandcastle Resort, Lido Beach

This year the Sarasota SUP Championships takes place at the nostalgic Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach. The Battle of the Paddle format event will have the 5K, 10K and Grom races taking place in the cool temps of the morning and the “SUP Rodeo” in the afternoon. Awards for all distance events will be given during lunch. The afternoon will center around competitive fun for all ages and ability levels: Team Sprint Races, Obstacle Courses, Live Music, Food, Cold Kona Brews, Board and SUP Equipment Demos, Over 40 Surf and SUP Vendors and the best Raffle prizes in the country. A day at Lido not to be missed!

Race Divisions:

Elite Race
Men’s and Women’s 12.6, 14, Unlimited and Prone Divisions, Over 50 Divisions in Men’s & Women’s 12.6 and 14’s, Boys and Girls Junior 12’6 Division.
10 K – $75.00

Open Race
Men’s, Women’s and Junior Race and Stock Surf SUP Divisions, 12.6 , 14 Race boards and Stock Surf SUP 12.5 feet and under, Over 50 Divisions in Men’s and Women’s Stock Surf SUP, 12.6 and 14 race boards.
5 K  – $45.00

Half Mile Grom Race
Juniors 12 and Under – Boys and Girls Race Divisions`
1 K – $25.00

Coed Team Relay Sprint Races
Following Lunch and the Awards Ceremony….Free to all Elite and Open Racers – Beach to Buoy and Back 100 yard dash – Must use same board, first team to back on beach advances.

Teams must consist of one Male and one Female. There will be two Divisions, 12’6 Race Board and Stock Surf SUP (under 12 feet).

Elimination rounds to follow Distance Races – Sign ups open until start of first heat – if you don’t have a partner, we’ll find you one.

*Awards given to top three finishers in each division. 3 racers must enter into a division for awards to be given.

Race Day Itinerary:

7:30 – 8:45 am Racer Check In –  All Divisions – Marked “Check In” Tent on Beach

8:45 am – Racer Meeting – Under “Red Bull” Tent on Beach – Open and Elite Divisions

9:15 am – Start of Elite and Open Races – Beach Start – Sent off in 2 minute intervals – Male and Female Divisions shall have separate starts if the Division has over 40 participants. Starting order is as follows:

– Elite Unlimited and 14’s Divisions

– Elite 12’6 Divisions

– Open 14’s Divisions

– Open 12’6 Divisions

– Open Stock Surf SUP Divisions

The object of this staggered start sequence is safety and providing the fairest start possible for all racers. The timing of each division shall reflect each divisions start times automatically.

11:00 am – Start of 1 K Grom Race

12:30 – Lunch available on Beach in Lunch Tent- Your Racer Bib is your ticket. Lunch tickets may be purchased for spectators and family.

–  Awards/Raffle to Start after Completion of NK Speed Coach Challenge  (Tentatively 1:30)  –

1:00 pm – Kids Paddle and Coed Team Relay Races (demos may be scheduled at any point after completion of Distance Races.

2:00 – 5 pm – Kona Corn Hole Competition…LazyBunz Lounge….Music…Hangin on the Beach Relaxin with old and new friends…


Results will post following race day! Please check back June 21, 2015.