Sarasota County, already a training ground for athletes from around the world, is becoming one of the premier rowing destinations in North America.

Competitive rowing is one of the hottest amateur sports in the country and Sarasota County’s Nathan Benderson Park is quickly gaining a stellar reputation in the rowing community. This year’s rowing schedule promises to bring another exciting season. Some of the best amateur athletes from across the country will once again come to Sarasota County to battle for the gold.

The features of the lake in Nathan Benderson Park includes a 2000-metercourse, a straight shoreline perfect for viewing and enclosed fresh water with no current. Combined with easy access from I-75 (exit 213), balmy weather and nearby hotels, Sarasota is staged to become one of the top rowing destinations in the world.

World Rowing Championships – September 24 – October 1, 2017

September 23 – 7:00 pm Opening Ceremony, 8:00 pm Fireworks

September 24 – October 1     Purchase Tickets HERE     Purchase Parking Passes HERE

ITU World Cup – October 7 – 8

NBP Rowing Festival – November 4 – 5

Duathlon at the Bend/Gator Grind 6K – November 18

Pedal for Pups Doggie Bones Run – November 19

US Rowing Convention – November 30 – December 3

Jingle Bell Run – December 2

FSCL Cross Country Championships – December 6

Christmas Glow Run – December 6

Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5K – December 10

Sarasota Crew Intra-squad Regatta – December 16

Winter Classic – January 13 – 14

American Youth Cup 1 – February 17

Super Hero 5K – February 17

Sarasota Invitational Regatta – February 23 – 25

Sarasota/Bradenton ITU Triathlon – March 10 – 11

FIRA Rowing Regatta – April 6 – 7

FSRA Sculling Championships – April 14 – 15

GWN Dragon Boat Event – April 21

Sunshine State Conference – April 27

FSRA Sweep Championships – April 28 – 29

DII Women’s Late Season Regatta – May 4 – 5

US Rowing Southeast Regionals – May 11 – 13

SUP & Run 5K – May 19

NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships – May 23 – 27

Sunshine State Games – June 2 – 3

FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta – September 24 -30

 

“Learn more about World Class Rowing at Nathan Benderson Park”

Sarasota Rowing Teams Triumph Again!