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Fresh Fridays

May 5, 2023
May 5, 2023
1255 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

This May's Fresh Fridays lands on one of the biggest celebrations of the year, Cinco de Mayo! On May 5th, the freshest party around will be a lively night celebrating Mexican culture, this time on Palm Avenue adjacent to the Art Ovation Hotel with live music from former American Idol finalist, Jonathan Cortez, and speciality Cinco de Mayo beverages from select downtown restaurants.

Rain or shine, we can't wait to see you there for more signature giveaways, drinks and light bites from special hospitality partners, including Art Ovation Hotel, Azul Steak and Sushi Lounge, Brick's Smoked Meats, and more.

    • Accessible
    • Public Restrooms


May 6, 2023
May 6, 2023
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235

The 8th Annual SUP & RUN 5K event will be held at Nathan Benderson Park to benefit Operation Second Chance ( and RUCK9 (  

The SUP & RUN 5K gives athletes three great races in one to choose from. 

5K Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) OR
5K SUP & 5K RUN 
(There is a start line mat (chip) for the combination SUP & RUN)
Athletes participating in the combination SUP & RUN will run the 5K first and then hop on their paddle board for a 5K paddle around Nathan Benderson Park.  The SUP & RUN 5K draws top runners and SUP'ers who compete for cash prizes but it's our not-so-serious athletes who have the most prominent place in the event.

Athletes participating in the SUP portion of the race MUST know how to swim.  If you are not able to swim, you may not participate in the SUP portion.
Athletes PADDLING for the First Time must attend the FREE Clinic the evening before the event. 

The SUP & RUN 5K is a family style event.

WALKERS ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend.

Why choose the SUP & RUN 5K? 
Every finisher receives a custom finisher medal.
The race shirts are AMAZING!
SWAG, to quote a participant, "this race SWAG is truly head and shoulders above most races"
The food & post-race celebration party is FUN! FUN! 
Whoa! There is a beer garden, a SIP & RUM station and AMAZING VENDORS where you can buy really cool stuff AND
The Athletes, Vendors, Sponsors, and Spectators: ALL CELEBRATING OUR VETERANS and Uniquely Created Canines!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

All Races Start at 8 AM sharp!

If renting a paddleboard, please arrive by 7 AM to secure your board & paddle.

2023 Packet Pick-Up Times, Dates and Locations

Thursday, May 4th | 3PM – 7PM | To Be Determined | 7333 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (34231)

Friday, May 5th | 3PM – 7PM | Nathan Benderson Park (at the Finishing Tower) | 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

  • Participants: $45.00
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