Sport Information


Nathan Benderson Park – Sprint Events, Saturday June 11
2500 N Honore Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34235
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Marathon Events, Sunday June 12
Ft. Hamer Rowing Facility
1605 Ft. Hamer Road
Parrish, Florida 34219
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Indicate age division and partner on application. See below for divisions offered.

Sprint Events

  • Sprint K1(200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Sprint K2(200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Surfski K1(200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Recreational K1 -Rudderless (200M, 500M)
  • Recreational K2 – Rudderless (200M)
  • Sprint C1 (200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Sprint C2 (200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Outrigger C1 (200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Recreational C1 (200M, 500M, 1000M)
  • Recreational C2 (200M)
  • SUP Race Boards (200M, 500M)
  • SUP Recreational Boards (200M, 500M)

Marathon Events (See boat classes for specific boat classifications)

  • Marathon Junior (17 and Under)
  • Marathon Open
  • Marathon Mixed Open
  • Marathon Master (40+)
  • Marathon Senior (50+)
  • Marathon Veteran (60+)
Entry Requirements
  1. Entry fee is $35 and includes a Sunshine State Games t-shirt. Athletes may compete in as many events as they would like. NO refunds.
  2. All Sunshine State Games forms must be received by June 3, 2016 or register online at by June 5, 2016.
  3. Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability or register online at
  4. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by visiting or calling toll-free 1-866-FL-GAMES (354-2637).
  5. Applicants must note partner’s name on Individual Entry Form for C-2 and K-2 events.
  6. You may enter only one age group division for the day.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Sprint Check-in (Pre-registration preferred)

8:00 a.m.
1000M races starts. Races run at 10-minute intervals until all classes have been completed. Some races may be combined depending on participation. However, awards will be given to the appropriate classes.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Marathon Registration

9:30 a.m.
Marathon racing begins

Format/Boat Classes

Boat Classes – Marathon

  1. Marathon C-1
  2. Marathon C-2
  3. Marathon Outrigger C-1
  4. Marathon Open Kayak

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.

Sport Rules
  1. This competition will be conducted in accordance with United States Canoe Association and United States Canoe & Kayak Federation rules for competition.
  2. Recreation: Recreation and novice paddlers, recreation canoes only: NO braces or bent shaft paddles allowed.
  3. Standard: Experienced recreation paddler, recreation and standard canoes, foot braces/bent shaft paddles allowed.
  4. Competition: Experienced paddlers, competition canoes, foot braces/bent shaft paddles

FSF Staff Contact

Michael Washington
(727) 724-3082 ext. 241

State Director

John Edwards
(727) 459-6366

Sprint Director

Melinda Mack
(239) 443-6527