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Tampa's Legendary Stand Up Paddleboard Event

SUP, KAYAK, OC, SURFSKI PADDLE RACES

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019

Paddlers Invade Downtown Tampa

in the fifth annual Gasparilla Stand Up Paddleboard Invasion

Featuring 5k and 10-mile paddle races, Tampa’s grass roots event has grown into a premier destination SUP event that attracts participants throughout Florida and from all over the US & Canada, including TX, CA, NY, PA, MD, SC, GA, Washington D.C. and Toronto. Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, Outrigger Canoe and Surfski paddle races launch from Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave, Tampa, FL, 33602 on Saturday, May 4th, 2019

NEW IN 2019

Group of Organizers in front of Ulele Restaurant. Left to Right: Bridget Donovan, Sara Bentley, Dean Tidey, Kieth Sedita, Melissa Trinidad

Lupus Awareness and Education Campaigners, Left to Right: Bridget Donovan, Sara Bentley, Dean Tidey, Kieth Sedita, Melissa Trinidad

Ū•lë•lē Event: Restaurant Presents FREE Post-Race Concert

Ū Rock: A Concert For Lupus Awareness

A free public outdoor concert in conjunction with Tampa Rivervest and the 5th Annual Gasparilla SUP Invasion, with VIP hospitality tickets for sale. All proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.

Music By:
With Special Guests, including Richard Gonzmart
Emcees: Ann Kelly and Brendan McLaughlin
Ulele Sunset Lawn
Lupus Foundation Logo

Paddle with Purpose: Lupus Awareness

This year’s race event features an education campaign shedding light on one of the leading causes of death amongst young women in the US: lupus. Here are some ways you can help support loved ones living with lupus. 

Follow us on Instagram to take part in the education and awareness campaign. We’ll be sharing facts, resources and more in the run up to the race.

Fundraise for the Lupus Foundation of American. When you register for the Gasparilla SUP Invasion, you will be given the option to fundraise as an individual, create a team or join a team. 

Race to Raise

Racers can raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America, The Spring of Tampa Bay, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful or the non-profit of their choice.

Lupus Foundation of America
The Spring of Tampa Bay
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Long Course Extends from Water Works to Ballast Point

Endurance athletes up to the challenge enjoy an extended 10-mile long course boasting beautiful Bayshore Blvd views. Check out the Course Map!

OC-1 paddlers on long course

COURSES

Short Course 5K

Long Course 10mi

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

Please note that there must be four participants in category to receive an award.

Short Course Divisions

  • SUP Surfboard: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • SUP 12’6″: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • SUP 14”: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Prone SUP All: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Single Kayak: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • OC-1: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Single Canoe: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Two-Person Kayak: Female All Ages, Male All Ages, Mixed All Ages
  • Team: Team of 4 SUP paddlers, finish times are averaged to calculate team finish time. SUP Surfboard Mixed All Ages

Long Course Divisions

  • SUP Surfboard: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • SUP 12’6″: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • SUP 14”: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male:, 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Prone SUP All: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Single Kayak: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • OC-1: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Surfski: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • Single Canoe: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over
  • OC-2: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over, Mixed All Ages
  • Double Surfski: Overall Female, Overall Male, Female & Male: 17 and Under, 18-49, 50 and Over, Mixed All Ages
  • OC-6: Female All Ages, Male All Ages, Mixed All Ages
  • Open Craft: Mixed All Ages

SCHEDULE

  • 7:00AM – 8:00AM Race Registration & Check In
  • 9:00AM Event Opens to Public: Exhibits, Activities, Refreshments & Vendor Village Open, Music and emcee’ing
  • 9:00AM-9:05AM National Anthem & MC’d Kick Off
  • 9:05AM – 9:15AM Captains Meeting – Racers Course Overview
  • 9:45 AM Long 10 Mile Course Race Start
  • 10:15 AM Short 5K Course Race Start
  • 10:50 AM-12:10 AM Racers Cross Finish Line
  • 11:30 PM-1:30PM Racers Food Line Opens
  • 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Award Ceremonies, Ulele Outdoor Stage
  • 2:00 PM Grand Prize Raffle Drawing, Ulele Outdoor Stage
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM FREE Benefit Concert, Ulele Outdoor Stage

PARTNERS

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